I got your attention with that title, so here’s the picture…..
I began to cut the hole for the vise two nights ago, last night I actually got it mounted. I had to use 3 layers of plywood to get the clearance I needed to mount it. (I’ll try and get a picture of that when I’m under the bench again. I’m not picking it up again if I can help it.) I had my 10 year old nephew help me mount it and here are the results…
I have one coat of BLO on the top and skirts, I need to apply another coat, and get the legs coated and I’ll be 98% done. I’m lacking the vise liner which will be made of sycamore and I need to drill a couple of dog holes. I have an additional vise I’m debating on mounting to the opposite side, but I may just sell it on craigslist. I plan to post this bench as finished as soon as I have the vise liners planed, cut and installed.
William asked on the first post what additions I was to make this more tailored for carving…. I hope to post those additions once I get the bench completed.
I have not put a well board in between the two tops. At this point, I don’t know if I want to. I’m leaning towards a sliding chisel insert. Any ideas are welcome on what to put there.
-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi