|Project by Jeff Tobert||posted 12-21-2014 06:32 PM||6621 views||17 times favorited||12 comments|
My first workbench has a twin screw vise and an end vise, plenty of dog holes and is great for joinery, but needs a planing stop for planing.
My second workbench is a massive 5” thick top with a cast iron utility vise. I use this bench to hold glue ups and for utility assembly.
I wanted a third workbench which would have a leg vise and a single dog hole strip on the edge for easier planing. A Roubo style was just the ticket. I put a Benchcrafted wagon vise on the one end and for the leg vise, I made my own vise out of hardware from McMaster-Carr. To keep the vise parallel through out the travel, I used linear bearings. Got the idea for that from The Wood Whisperer website. This particular workbench also doubles as left side stock support for my table saw station. This bench is 72” long to match the length of my saw station and 24 1/4” wide. The top is 4” thick. I went with a 10” wide chop instead of the usual 8”. I actually have a 4th workbench—a detail workbench that can be viewed here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/101304
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