Last week a reader posted a nice SketchUp drawing of a Roubo workbench that you can download (for free) from Google’s 3D Warehouse.
The drawing features the Benchcrafted Wagon Vise and a dovetailed end cap that holds the vise in place. I’ve had several readers ask me what this construction should look like. Now you can download the plan, take this bench apart and see one good solution.
The leg vise on this plan is a little shorter than the one I built , it looks more like the one Jameel Abraham from Benchcrafted built for his bench , minus the wheels than make the vise float in and out.
All in all, it’s a nice drawing that features some sensible modifications , I especially like the way the author modified the sliding deadman to make the assembly more robust. I haven’t had any problems with mine, but overbuilt is always better.
– Christopher Schwarz
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