First the design stage using 3D tech drawings to highlight the process, It will have a full length leg vice with a self righting mechanism to eliminate the need of a lower pin system to help alignment.
Here are a few shots of how it will eventually look.
I will now add some JPG’s of most of the component parts with sizes and manner of construction methods, these are my own methods but can be adapted for personal use and sizes if needed, there is no hard and fast rule to what height and size these parts can be, in all a pointer of how to do something to get a working bench.
The bench is 500.00mm wide using 100×50mm sections of solid hardwood, in my case beech, held together with biscuits to and bottom along the sides, I will build it in two separate halves before joining the two halves together.
Shown below is the narrower front section at 1.8 meters wide.
Next shot shows the layout of the tail vice, this is made using an extremely strong box jointing method using a 50.00mm framework where the 20.00mm top and bottom plate is either screwed or glued together afterwards
Seen below from the rear side is the layout of the vice, the retaining sliding block and the vice anchor arm to which the screw fastens.
Also seen is the rod housing which has the metal rod that runs along the inside of the vice, this compresses the anchor to the arm and guides the vice as it closes, rod is 12.00mm dia ground/tool steel, retained by external and internal bolts.
Here is the framed section showing the interlocking joints, the top and lower boards complete the structure.
More to follow, vice anchor, screw types etc.