As a side project, of the side project, which happens to be a side project I tore apart this old vice which is not working. It’s missing the nut for the screw. Through pure luck I found out how to get the nut, so I’ll be getting that next week. I plan on hitting it with a wire wheel and then painting it. I’ll probably have to build some some rig to hold this new nut in place.
This is the work bench I want, in my mind. First, I am just starting out so I really don’t deserve that work bench. Second, I probably don’t have the skill to make that bench. Third, it will take me forever to make it because I don’t have the skill and I don’t deserve it. Fourth, it will cost a fortune. So I am going to attempt to make something similar but quicker and cheaper and with stuff I already have. My entire table is going to cost less than just one of the vices on that table.
I think one of the most important things in life is understanding your own shortcomings and knowing what you can change and what you can’t. I’m a perfectionist and I have ADD. I am aware of both of those things. I try to use them to my advantage and I am often successful but sometimes they get the best of me, and I end up in a maze of unnecessary complexness.