I have just about finished the bench. As it is right now, everything is functioning and I have moved it over to the actual work area. Tasks completed include:
1) Mounted clips on the stretcher for the face clamps;
2) Drilled holes in the bars of the face clamps so they can be adjusted with speed pins;
3) Milled and mounted the drop-in clamping blocks for the tail vice clamps (used in the well);
4) Cut and mounted the planing wedge to the front rail.
Here are the pics.
I don’t have a pic of the planing wedge but it’s pretty straightforward. I’ll post one when I get the secondary support for the top of the planing beam made. This secondary support (added as an afterthought by John White and is discussed in the FWW video) and an clamping block to straddle the face clamp is all that is outstanding. Those, and a finish of some sort to preserve the wood a little. I’m also considering using some hardwood scraps for a facing all the way around the edge to give it a little nicer finished look as well as for protection.
Future entries will be about a much-needed cabinet I plan to build for storage. The cabinet will roll under the back part of the bench and be flush with the stretcher. There will also be entries for ideas I have for jigs on the well inserts. The first being a sharpening station for my irons and chisels.
-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN