Hand Tools Archive 2009
>So, this is the last phase of new shop construction... I've been waiting to build this thing for over a year now. And after the Sjoberg Elite disappointment, this is right on time. Unlike the Solid Ash, Schwartzian Roubotzappfel benches I've seen lately, this is a pretty small bench, with simplified construction for the most part. But that's not to say that the Schwartz book didn't come in very handy. It's 2'x6', with a 2.25" thick bally block for the top. Plain jane borg 4x4 stock, milled down, to make the frame. The jaws for the twin screw are made of ash.
I had to notch the rear vise of the twin screw vise to get it to straddle the top of the leg, in order to sit flush. (easiest way to accomplish that) And I had to notch the bench top to set the vise in.
I still have to do things like drill dog holes and make a chop for the tail vise, but for the most part, it's done.