Monthly Archives: March 2018

Improvements to the Acer-Ferrous Leg Vice Screws

Paul Peters, of Acer-Ferrous Toolworks, has made some changes to his leg vice screws.  They now have two garter slots; one for external garters, which is at the base of the hub, and one set back 1″ from the hub for those who wish to use an internal garter.  Both slots are 1/4″ wide and 2″ diameter, which will fit the brass garters we carry.   We still have several original black anodized aluminum garters that are 3/8″ thick which we are offering in conjunction with a matching screw. (These screws have a single garter groove for external use only.) The package is discounted and is priced at $175 for both the screw and garter together.  It is available here.

He is also offering this screw with a tiger maple head for those who want to add an extra flair to their bench.  These screws are priced at $175. This option may be purchased here.  See photo below.

Double garter grooves for both external and internal garters.

Optional tiger maple hub.

Leg vice screw with black anodized aluminum ga

Restock of Winding Sticks.

We again have winding sticks available in both the 14″and 22″ sizes.  This walnut came from a different supplier and some may contain sap wood, which has been steamed.  Steaming reduces the color difference significantly and produces a nice two tone appearance to some of these winding sticks.  Other than that, they are identical to previous batches.  More information can be found here.  Available for purchase in the store.

Cock Bead Plane restock, now in two sizes.

The cock bead plane has been restocked and is available in both 1/8″ and 3/16″ bead sizes.  Price for either is $250.  These planes are small, at only 7″ long, with an iron bedded at 60 degrees.  Additional information can be found in the blog post here describing the plane in detail, and showing how it is used.   Available for purchase now in the store.