|The finished inlay on the front skirt.|
|View of underside from the back, this will be left open for clamping long materials, and cleaned up once it is flipped.|
|From the front, the cutout for the Lee valley Quick Release face vise,|
Here's a few progress shots on how I got to here:
Inlaying the name plaque for the front
|Traced the outline on some tape and the bulk of the material removed with a Forstner drill, |
my Blue Spruce chisels and mallets clean up the straight edges and the carving tools for the rest.
|After about an hour of fussing, and scared to death I would break it,|
the inlay dropped into place; a bit of bubinga sawdust to
hide my donkey tracks, CA glue to permanently fix it in place,
remove the tape, sand it flush and...
|Bob's your uncle (not my uncle, but maybe yours!)|
Mounting the Lee Valley/Veritas Quick Release Face Vise
I have one of these guys on my original bench and and I love it, probably the most used fixture in the shop. I chose to relieve the front skirt to give me more open depth to the vise.
|Doing some layout on the filler piece working out the arrangement of the holes.|
|The filler piece screwed and glued in place, with the rough cut front jaw prepped. |
This will support the vise for years of trusty operation.