|Forum topic by marsy00||posted 78 days ago||387 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
78 days ago
I’m designing my first “real” workbench and looking to get started this week. The design is based heavily on the Roubo in Chris Schwarz’s book.
I’m sold on a leg vise for the front, and I’m 90% sold on a twin screw vise on the end. I’m looking at the lie nielsen twin screw vise—while I was hoping to avoid spending that kind of money—it looks like a really good solution.
My question is this:
The vise instructions show a wide apron around the perimeter of the bench that must be modified to accommodate the stand offs, and drilled through for the screws to pass. My bench will have a 4” solid top with no apron. Is there any reason, I cant just screw the stand offs directly to the bottom of the bench and use the end of the bench itself as the rear jaw?
Link to the instructions here: https://www.lie-nielsen.com/content/documents/instructions/ChainDriveViseInstruction.pdf