Getting geared up for Woodworking In America 2014! I spent a bit of time this weekend with my good friend and skilled fabricator, Chris Scarborough. I've been prepping components for my Moxon and Saw Vise kits over these past few weeks. The time had come to assemble everything in a marathon metal fab session. Chris brought his TIG welder over and we went to town. I prepped the handle components on the drill press. A progression of sandpaper from 80 grit up to 320 grit leaves the right combination of a smooth finish and a surface temp that my hands can handle! I think it does a swell job.
Chris starts by tacking numerous handles together. Once he has quite a few built up, he welds them all solid.
Overall it was a very productive weekend. We have another twenty or so handles to make, but we still have plenty of time.
Soon we will start assembling the packaging and cutting the leather for the vise jaws. Stay tuned for more product updates! Lot of things happening behind the scenes right now.