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Victorian Gothic makeover
If you are considering a home makeover with a Victorian Gothic theme, hopefully these few ideas and suggestions will inspire and provide the incentive to endeavor a Gothic makeover.
***TOOL OF THE WEEK***
Bench Vise- a bench vise with flat, parallel jaws, attached to a workbench. The woodworker's bench vise main characteristic is its integration into the bench. An engineer's bench vise is usually clamped or bolted onto the top of the bench.
For woodworking, the jaws are made of wood, plastic or from metal, in the latter case they are usually faced with wood to avoid marring the work piece. The top edges of the jaws are typically brought flush with the bench top by the extension of the wooden face above the top of the iron moveable jaw. This jaw may include a dog hole to hold a bench dog. In modern metal woodworkers' vises, a split nut is often used. The nut in which the screw turns is in two parts so that, by means of a lever, it can be removed from the screw and the moveable jaw can be quickly slid into a suitable position at which point the nut is again closed onto the screw so that the vise may be closed firmly onto the work.
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