|Forum topic by deeznutz||posted 07-22-2010 12:24 AM||1261 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-22-2010 12:24 AM
It’s time I upgrade my bench (2×4 construction with a plywood top…not sturdy at all). Basically, I live in an apartment with my fiance so this will be a hand tools only workbench as it will reside in an extra study/bedroom in our place. I’ll mostly be teaching myself to hand cut dovetails and also work on other small furniture projects.
The idea is to use two Lee Valley vise screws to make a twin screw vise and then use Veritas Wonder Pups instead of a tail vise. My space is limited so the top is 36” (might change this to 48” if space allows) x 24” and 36” high. My plan is to buy a Grizzley Maple top, and build the base out of 4×4 Fir and 2×6 Fir for the stretchers. The current design has just 1” overhang from the top of the side legs all around.
Any suggestions on how to improve upon this? Any reason to think I should be leaning towards a different design all together? Do I need the upper set of stretchers at all?
Any general suggestions or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!