Vises #3: Mini High Vise - Lipstick on a pig


This is part 3 in a 7 part series: Vises

Not going to do too much to it, just a couple of finishing touches.

Round over the guide nut & make a new, slightly longer, garter - round the end of that over as well.
Patch the slot I cut in the wrong place. 
Put a bit of a shape on the bottom of the chops, not much, just break the square profile a bit.
Cut a quick profile in the top of the chops, partly for looks, partly for angle clearance.
Add a bit of walnut to the end of the handle to hide the end of the screw.

That'll do - add some Danish oil and I'm done, I'll take some pics of it assembled tomorrow when it's fully dried.
Looks good Mike.

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Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Very pretty pig, Mike! That’s some lipstick!

May you have the day you deserve!

Nice - I like how you used contrasting wood for the patch. That's better than trying to make it (almost) disappear.
Thanks all

Cheers Steve - it'll match the garter on the opposite chop and make people think it does something :)
Nice detail work on the lipstick Mike, especially the end grain profile on the chops, where I always experience tear out on exit side with the moulding plane.
Cheers Tom - I normally stick a sacrificial piece there, cross orientated (So the sacrificial piece is planing with the grain).
But in this case I didn't want a crisp end profile so I knocked a bevel into it before cutting the profile instead (Then beveled the other end after the cut so they matched).
I need to get better at doing that Mike. I usually end up knocking a bevel in the end I’m planing towards, if I remember before I blow it out. Makes for a much better end product to use a sacrificial piece…I just never seem to do it. My hand tool game is pretty weak, I’ll admit…

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".