Once I sell off most of my machines, I’ll be starting on a new bench for hand work. It’s a knock-off from the plans offered by Benchcrafted. The original plan was to use a Benchcrafted Glide C and wagon vise, but the legs are too short to use the crisscross and I came up with my own idea for a wagon vise. Mine occupies less real estate at the end of the bench.
The contraption at the end opposite the leg vise is a simple wagon vise that’s activated by the push rods on the tail vise.
I’m planning on using the new Hovarter VX20 mechanism for the leg vise. Any one have experience using Hovarter products? Do they work well? For a long time?
I’d appreciate any input.
The sketchup model for the bench is here anyone’s interested.