I finally done getting the bench together, I beefed up the lower shelf with 2.5” with .5” rabbet for the slats to fit in, I had enough left over scrap to complete the shelf. I did however miscalculate and will not be able store the compressor on it. BUT I did get a Ridgid Band Saw which I may be able to use to store. (Band Saw step will be my next blog and project). I still need to apply BLO finish but I am having to much fun using it to stop now.
The lower shelf stock with planer, drill press and shop vac.
The face vise is a twin screw using pipe clamps. These work great and I have use it a couple times already. Easy to adjust and remove (I keep walking into it). I have dog holes in the chop parallel to the ones in the bench.
The end vise is also a pipe clamp, works well but I need to add dog holes to the chop.