30 Jul. 2009|
Workbench wood screw vise,hobby lobby diy projects,wood river 4 jaw lathe chuck,designs for shoe racks - PDF Review
And, when it comes to workbenches, a bigger, more massive model gives you more stability when cutting, planing, routing and doing all manners of other woodworking. Keeping with this theme, the folks up at Lake Erie Toolworks believe that bigger is better when it comes to vise screws. Nick’s first experience with massive vise screws was when he worked at an organ building shop.
Currently, Lake Erie Toolworks is also working out the details for a shoulder vise screw to build the vise commonly seen on European benches. Nick’s vise screws are made with a combination of CNC equipment, dedicated machines for internal threading purposes, lathe work and hand finishing.
While you might suspect caring for a wooden screw vise would be challenging, it’s not as difficult as you would expect. Lake Erie Toolworks sells the screw with everything you will need to install on your bench. Nick has even gone to the trouble of threading both ends of the vise handle and providing a tapped cap for both ends. I had a chance to talk with Nick Dombrowski, owner of the company, to talk about his enormous vise screws. While the screw gave the vise plenty of muscle, it didn’t have the same ‘feel’ as the wooden models.
It has the highest shear strength of typical vise screw woods (beech, ash, etc), lessening the likelihood of having the long-grain fibers shearing off, or chipping, in use. The Lake Erie Toolworks site also offers detailed installation instructions, walking woodworkers step-by-step through the process of installing vise on their benches.