|Forum topic by adamclyde||posted 12-12-2015 03:52 PM||779 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
12-12-2015 03:52 PM
I’m finally getting around to building my workbench. However, I have a bit of unique set up in my shop, and I also need my workbench to do double duty as an outfeed table for my delta unisaw.
Instead of having the long edge of my workbench butt up along the table saw as most do, due to the somewhat unique layout of my workspace/workshop, I am thinking I may need to butt mine up against the narrow edge of the bench. Kind of hard to describe, but i’ve included a picture to give you an idea of what I mean (ignore the dimensions… just drew it to illustrate layout).
All of that is fine except… I want to include both a front (or leg) vise and a tail vise. In every version of any workbench I’ve ever seen or used, the tail vise and front vises are set up at opposite ends of the same long edge of the workbench. Makes sense for obvious reasons. However, if I butt up against my tablesaw this becomes impossible.
So here’s my thought… why can’t I just put my tail vise directly opposite my front vise, as I will essentially be able to use both sides of my workbench.
I can’t think of any reason why this would be a problem, even if unconventional. The vises wouldn’t conflict with each other, and because I’ll have access to both sides of the bench, it won’t be a problem for me as a right handed worker.
But… that I’ve never seen this before gives me serious pause that there’s something dead obvious I’m missing.