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    Taint purdy

    but it works for now...and, I only have $15.00 invested in hardware. I'd say guess where the chocolate came from, but.....
    Started out gluing up a couple of pieces of chocolate & made a recess for the threaded rod retainer...
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ID:	72468 5/8" rod was the largest HD had on hand

    Used 1/2" rod for guides, and roll pins for retainers...
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    Need to replace this sad attempt{though it is working} with something a little more substantial and do a wee bit better job recessing the nut this too has a roll pin set into the nut to hopefully help keep it from spinning...
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    Get's just a hair over an 8" spread, and as mentioned, so far so good...
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    Very nice Ken
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    I'm confused. What isn't 'purdy' about that? Looks well engineered, appears to work great, is made out of some darn nice chocolate, and looks to be well executed.
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    Thanks guys Yeah I should have been clearer...the chocolate is beyond pretty just not happy with that pine piece against the bench and not sure if I like the handle ends...
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    Looks purdy darn functional anyway

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    Function trumps looks.

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    I like it !!
    Gives me the idea to try it myself. I agree with Brent and Vaughn, it's purdy enough for me and it's totally functional.

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    well done ken,, next you will reinvent the light bulb
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    Tis too!
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    Hi,

    I like the vise and the concept. The wood is too pretty to use.

    Enjoy,

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