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Brad-point bits are far more precise than twist bits -- they're more likely to start where you want them to, and they're more likely to making a workbench vise question straight. For the saw you'll need a crosscut blade and making a workbench vise question plywood blade. Mark the leg dowel holes Lay a leg flat on your work surface, with the countersink side of the thru-holes down. I decided to drill holes at four different heights in each of workbencb front legs, six inches apart. I'd intended to install the front vise so that it uses the edge of the bench top as the stationary jaw, so for it I only needed to build the moving jaw. Insert dowels into the dowel holes.

Ditto what Fred said: Great job on the bench and welcome to the forum. I agree with Fred's assessment and would add only one point. I don't think you need to worry about "heavy work" resulting in flex or vibration of your bench top.

I can't recall ever having done any work on a workpiece held in my vise that involved serious pounding with a hammer or a mallet. If I'm going to pound on something, I clamp it with a hold down over a leg. That insures all the forces are transferred to the base and the floor. Any other work like chiseling or planing you are likely to do with your vise shouldn't come close to flexing your 4" thick bench top. If I'm reading your photos correctly, I'd suggest you consider turning the bench around so the long side is to the right and mount the vise there.

Being right handed you should have the vise on the right and you'll need the long side for the room to mount the vise as you noted above. Your bench looks symmetrical front to back so there doesn't seem to be any issues with flipping it.

And nice looking bench, by the way. Should serve you well. You can only be young once but you can be immature forever. Steve N Member. I'd steer clear of the freezer with the vice. I don't think the weight will be an obstacle, but no room to maneuver on a smallish piece will force moving the bench more than you may like.

As you are looking at the bench I'd put it left side, front. You can still dog out the area in front of it, and you will be surprised at what you can work between vice and the wall.

Lee Valley has a slick dog hole vice you can operate easily from the front of the bench, and use across the front. Dog holes across the front will help mount a Moxon, which is a great addition if you do DT's. Nice bench, and welcome to the forum. Worst thing they can do is cook ya and eat ya GW. My bench is configured with the vise on the right and dog holes along the front, just like your proposed configuration.

I am right handed I like it like that, works great for me. There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those who know binary and those who do not. Steve Friedman Member. I agree with Steve N about the layout. That's a big vise. When it's open, the handle is probably 15" or more from the edge of the bench.

That looks way too close to the freezer. But, I also think that making the bench fit into the available space is the wrong way of looking at it. I think you need to put your bench wherever it will make you the happiest, even if that means finding another spot for the freezer.

Can you move the freezer to the other side? I also agree with Steve N about placement of the vise. If it was my only vise, it would mounted front left. You don't need an end vise to plane long boards. There are lots of other options. When you build your leg vise, you can make the Yost your tail vise.

This also means you don't have to find another place for the freezer until after you build the leg vise. Solved all your problems at once. I plan to sand it down if it needs cleaning. Use some beeswax on the bolt threads and in the thru-holes to make turning the hand screws easier. To use the bench vise clamp the rear jaw to the edge of your workbench, insert the work piece, and tighten the jaws. Very nice tutorial, I like the Moxon vise, and this is a nice way to make one, though I'm considering building this into the side of my bench as a fixed woodworking vise, instead of buying the common kind.

I really like your design for the vise! Reply 4 years ago. I don't see why MDF wouldn't work. Where did you get the 8 inch bolts? Reply 5 years ago.

I got the 8" hex bolt at either Lowes or Home Depot. It does not need to be threaded all the way. Reply 5 years ago on Introduction. T-Nuts would be a good choice if you can't find flange nuts. Or use a regular hex nut and cut a hexagonal hole to mount it in the rear jaw. I made one of these and promptly gave it to my friend who had no vise in her shop and was hosting a dovetail class.

Off to my lumberyard again! Maybe I will spring for maple this time. Now that you have your bench vise, you have that extra pair of hands needed to help finish many jobs around the home. We welcome your comments and suggestions. All information is provided "AS IS. All rights reserved. You may freely link to this site, and use it for non-commercial use subject to our terms of use. View our Privacy Policy here. Toggle navigation subscribe.

Written by Doityourself Staff. What You'll Need. Metal board. Wooden board. Metal brackets. Wood glue. Four small metal vices. Revamping the Garage. Tips for Calculating the Size of a Work Bench. Install an Undermount Sink.

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