I’ve decided to go with the Holtzapffel style bench, and I’m going to give the large wooden screws, on the face vise, a shot. I talked with Christopher Schwarz about them again and he just loves them. He gave me a couple of sources for the wooden screws. I don’t want to post their email addresses in this blog. If you send me a private message, I will give you the two names he gave me.
I will tell you they aren’t cheap. One guy has them for $125/each and the other is $135/each. It will be an expensive endeavor if it doesn’t work.
I hope to start the bench in the next month or so. I will report back on how it goes.