|Forum topic by Bigtones||posted 06-03-2014 04:39 AM||1079 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
06-03-2014 04:39 AM
Hello, and thanks for any input.
I will be starting my very first woodworking project, and was hoping for some help before I get started. I am planning on building a workbench as you probably surmised from the title of my thread and had a couple of questions before I began this endeavor.
1. Is overhang necessary when building a workbench for vises to be installed properly?
I plan on making a 3’ x 7’ Bench. Was planning on laminating 2×4’s for the legs and using two 3/4” sheets of plywood that measure 4×8 for the top (not sure if I will use a piece of MDF as sacrificial or not). This will be an economy build but I would like to have as many features that are necessary and a front and tail vise seem to me to be necessary. I was also planning on welding a 2” tall x 4” wide piece of 1/2” mild steel to the top of my tail vise to act as my carriage and was intending on drilling round dog holes “roubo style” and purchasing or making my own dogs.
Those are the basics. Nothing has been purchased and is only in the development stages as of now.
Thank you for any help/advice/criticism given as all are welcome in this thread.
-- Boilermaker By Trade, Woodworker By Love.