I'm using a low VOC, green and blah blah water based contact cement. I don't think that it is as good as the old smelly stuff, but it sure don't stink like the old stuff.
The vise has been taken apart, I planed the high spots to make it flat again.
After checking that the two parts meet correctly, I put some stain on them.
Not to hide the repairs but to even out the colour, so it doesn't stick out so much.
Oh, well there goes the old finish :-)
Checking out the bench frame, there was a gap on a leg joinery that bothered me, saw it as a weak point, so I planed off a thin spacer board to glued in.
Shaved and insert a spacer
Cut flush, will plane later
Tomorrow I will put back together the leg vise and make whatever corrections to the leg post to accommodate better. Last thing I'll do to it would be to add a piece of leather to the jaws.
I also ripped some more French cleats, in preparation for hanging the cabinet I removed, back on the wall.
Before I flip the bench back on its feet, I'll make whatever corrections to the underside to ensure it is sitting flush with the bench framing members. After a short wait, I'll then plane the surface flat once more. Maybe I should then put on some oil coat just to even out somewhat the moisture transfer?
That's about all I did in the shop today, its too nice not to work outside, would you believe our temps went up to +19 C today! I was driving around with the AC in the car, wow, that was nice for a change. Go away snow, shoo!
Bob, who should be able to see his grass in a month at this rate.