|Forum topic by marsy00||posted 220 days ago||488 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
220 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