So it only took about an hour to knock together the bulk of the new crochet.
Before I bolt it to the benchtop, however, I’d like to test a theory. Crochets without screws work via a wedging action. Even though mine has a screw, I’d still like to test out a wedge. So I’m making a softwood insert.
I’ll likely just nail the wedge in place. If it works, great. If not, I’ll pry it out. And when it wears out, I’ll pry it out and replace it. And wear out, it will, because it’s Eastern White Pine, a species I picked over Douglas Fir because it won’t mar the work.
Does any of this sound crazy? It’s starting to feel crazy.