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thetyreman

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I did think of a problem, it would do my head in having to hammer the holdfast every single time you want to remove the wood to check it for square, that'd be a big timewaster longterm, and not having a quick release on the vice...otherwise it's an impressive build, kind of 18th century though but impressive none the less, some nice joinery in that bench. :D
 

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thetyreman":2zq0ddnk said:
I did think of a problem, it would do my head in having to hammer the holdfast every single time you want to remove the wood to check it for square, that'd be a big timewaster longterm, and not having a quick release on the vice...otherwise it's an impressive build, kind of 18th century though but impressive none the less, some nice joinery in that bench. :D
But that's how holdfasts...work :)

I have a couple of gramercy holdfasts on my bench. It is quick enough to give them a quick tap to release them. Quicker than loosening a clamp, for example.

It is a nice "rustic" bench.

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I watched and enjoyed it too. Very satisfying to hear the sound of the mallet change as the joints snugged up to fit so well.

A nice example of the simplicity and efficiency of hand tools.
 

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so he's finished his Korean floor then. Thought he'd be doing that till next year
 

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Nice to see things done the old way and that you don't need a small fortune in hardware. Would like to see how he cut the thread on the vice screw.
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He says the vise screws are flea market finds.

Not hard to make a router jig for the screw. The nut is a bit more difficult.
One can of course purchase a wood-threading kit, but a decent 2" one is around a 1000 Euros.
 
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