Completed June, 2005
The workbench is made from the same red and white oak I salvaged for my workbench. The top measures approximately 17 1/2" x
44 1/2". The bench is 18" high. The apron and dog hole strips are 3" thick.
|The tail vise hardware was made from the above items I purchased from Home Depot
for less than $20. The small nuts were not used. To save space, I decided to drill a hole
in the screw for a cotter pin rather than using jam nuts. Not shown in this photo is the
roll pin that secures the tee fitting to the threaded rod.
|The coupling nut was epoxied into the right end cap. The
vise screw is threaded through this nut.
|The threads of the rod do not match the threads of the tee fitting. I
filed the threads on the rod so that the rod could be inserted into
the fitting. I used epoxy to bed the fitting to the rod then I drilled a
hole for a roll pin to prevent the two from separating. Epoxy alone
may be sufficient to hold them together.