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Old 06-21-2012, 08:48 PM   #16
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Any tips on vice location on table?
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Depends on what you're using the vise for and where the bench is in relation to the rest of the work space. I have a vise mounted to my bench on the front edge, left side. It's on the front edge because the vise hangs down past the ledge, and I wasn't interested in building up a platform for it (if I built a platform I could mount it further back to center it to work more over the center of bench). It's on the left-hand side because, A) I'm right handed, and, B) the right side of the bench is up against the wall; so mounting it left-side is more comfortable & convenient for me and in relation to my work space. Hope this somehow helps you decide...

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Nikeman -- do you plan on covering the tabletop with a protective film or tin laminate? That tabletop is 3/4 shelf grade plywood screwed down at each of the posts ? Looking to building something similar but need my tabletop to be able to come off easy enough since my space is tight...
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I am going to leave it as is for now since I won't use it to much. If it starts to get beat up I will put a protective layer over it. I was think a thin sheet of sheet metal or something. Yes it is 3/4" presanded plywood. For some reason home depot had seemingly identical sheets but one was $10 or more cheaper. I even had them cut it for me which made my life easier.

I put probably more screws than I needed on mine since I do not plan on taking it down. I have seen plans online for collapsible benches that actually looked pretty easy to build. That might be a good route for you to take. Some looked like they would fold up against the wall.

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My two cents for the top is a solid core door. I picked a used one up from Habitat for Humanity for about $65. Trimmed it a tad and now have a very solid worksurface.
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