View Full Version : Bob Smalser's workbench .
09-20-2008, 12:14 AM
G'day Bob .Once ,some time ago, you posted a few photos of your bench ,I remember it had an interesting end vise and a few other feature that would suit me well and it's time for me to get a decent bench built !........but I've lost the photos I saved .
Could I ask you to post a few ? A search didn't find them .
09-20-2008, 12:28 AM
Jay Greer has a nicer one worth a search for.
09-20-2008, 04:13 AM
Thanks Bob , that was the photo series . It's about what I need ,especially the end vise .Are the two outside handles connected with a chain or are they separate ?
Dimensions ....about 30" x 7 foot ?
09-20-2008, 04:42 AM
I found some good sources for the hardware a while back. This mob have the cheaper stuff.
I know I found somewhere that had the high end gear too - it was a bit pricey though
09-20-2008, 04:50 AM
Nah - cant find it. Carba-tec have got Veritas vices for about $1,400 though!
Like this idea?
If you want to go with the chain gang - it looks like you are up for $400
09-20-2008, 05:51 AM
There is a cunning way to do the chain link ed vise ...using a couple of Ford jack threads , 5/8" Acme with a nicely threaded block and a bike chain or if you're me , something scrounged off a nameless dismantled machine .The slide bars could be hardwood or a couple of lengths of 7/8" stainless round bar .Hardwood busings .
Interesting to see the McJing web page , I've bought tool steel from him at shows .
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