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08-12-2010 03:24 PM

I am building a work bench based upon the design in Shop Notes Vol. 19, issue 110.

I am going to modify the design and install a light duty vise on the face of the bench. I’ve attached some pictures of the bench and the vice. Notice that the vice is a face mount, with an iron flange at the top. My thought is to rout a space for the flange under the bench and build out the apron to provide a mounting point for the vise. Comments?

Also, I am using an IKEA Numerar beech counter top for the bench top. It is straight and true and under $100.

Thanks in advance. Pictures below.



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#1 posted 08-13-2010 12:54 PM

So, here’s what I did…

I routed a space for the top plate into the apron, and cut a space underneath so the screw and guide rods would clear. Then I fit a duplicate apron and glued and screwed it into place to make up for the strength lost with the material removal.

I’ll need to build out the fixed hardwood jaw to clear the overhanging edge of the work table, and that will be a bit of a challenge. Pics to follow…

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