I fixed my bench moving problem by putting a couple 2×4 braces on my very sturdy horses and screwed a 4×4 sheet of MDF down on them, then put some carpet under the whole thing. I can now plane wood without pushing my bench around. I hold the work from sliding with a couple Jorgensen clamps clamped to the MDF in front and back of the work. I’ll be looking into a bench vice later.
I just ordered a Stanley #5 planer from Don with a smoothing and jack blade. Can’t wait to try it out.
Thanks for all the responses.
LJ is by far the best site for woodworkers.
-- Mom always said, "you can do anything you put your mind to." The older I get the more I realize she was right.