|Project by jerrylee||posted 08-02-2011 09:51 PM||5141 views||8 times favorited||12 comments|
After seeing a recent submission by another subscriber regarding a new bench with plans to add a tail vise, I decided to pass along the vise that I added to my Roubo workbench. It’s a left-handed bench, a version of the one built by Chris Schwarz in Popular Woodworking.
The key to making it easy was to cut short some of the boards for the top before glue-up and incorporate groves in the ones on either side of the slot. The cut-offs served as the sliding block that had white oak splines to run in the groves. Added leather to the faces to protect the project piece. The dog holes are obvious. The hardware for both vises, as well as a hold-down are from Lee Valley.
The vise is basically the same type I put in my Norm Abram’s style bench several years earlier.