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265133 John Gunterman <jgunterman@s...> 2018‑02‑14 A peek into the College Woodshop
Since so many asked, I'll share a peek into our new College woodshop.


The Bench Room
(Next project is hanging face vices on all the benches.)

https://i.imgur.com/xSNBbPw.jpg





The Tool Room
(Lots of adjusting and calibrating to be done, and install  the dust
collection system.)

https://i.imgur.com/PAiVRCu.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Y6Gbsja.jpg




Of interest to codgers and bodgers:

https://i.imgur.com/JjuZvAF.jpg




And finding a few hidden gems cleaning out the old shop:

https://i.imgur.com/8flO7zw.jpg

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V/R
John G.
265134 John Gunterman <jgunterman@s...> 2018‑02‑14 Re: A peek into the College Woodshop
>
> The Bench Room
> (Next project is hanging face vices on all the benches.)
>
> https://i.imgur.com/xSNBbPw.jpg
>


Today, I got to make 4 working face vices out of 7 broken ones.

https://i.imgur.com/11A1kv5.jpg
265135 Micah Salb <msalb@l...> 2018‑02‑14 Re: A peek into the College Woodshop
John:
How about giving us more of the back story behind this school's lapsed and now-
rejuvenated wood program?
Micah

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>
> The Bench Room
> (Next project is hanging face vices on all the benches.)
>
> https://i.imgur.com/xSNBbPw.jpg
>


Today, I got to make 4 working face vices out of 7 broken ones.

https://i.imgur.com/11A1kv5.jpg
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265136 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2018‑02‑15 Re: A peek into the College Woodshop
John

They look like REcord vices.  What breaks on them?


Ed Minch
265137 John Gunterman <jgunterman@s...> 2018‑02‑15 Re: A peek into the College Woodshop
> They look like REcord vices.

"Made in China"


> What breaks on them?

Students.... But I think the real issue is more the Country of Origin.
265138 John Ruth <johnrruth@h...> 2018‑02‑15 Re: A peek into the College Woodshop
John,

The busted vises are an interesting topic, as you can see by the number of
responses.  Repairing things is very galootish!

Does the school also have metalworking and welding programs?

Broken castings can be brazed.  I used a brazed-up face vise for about a decade.
It had been brazed where one of the guide bars met the front jaw. The front jaw
was no longer true and square to the back; this was addressed by making a
softwood jaw of irregular thickness.

Broken mechanism parts which can’t be brazed can be re-created by weldments or
by “hogging out” of solid.  This would be a great exercise in a CNC machining
program!

Definitely braze any broken castings. There are electric welding processes for
cast iron which involve nickel rods, but these are very tricky. The weld often
cracks as it cools, or later.

Then again, if they were not made well in the first place, the effort to save
them might not be a good use of your time!

John Ruth
265139 Cliff <rohrabacher@e...> 2018‑02‑15 Re: A peek into the College Woodshop
Well I know some of the  schools that isn't   but I can't guess which 
one it is.

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