: I have a 12" Record vise that I'm going to be mounting on my 1-3/4" thick
: maple laminated work bench. I'd like to mount the vise flush with the front,
: left side of the bench. To permit this location for mounting, the metal legs
: on the left side of the bench will have to be mounted just to the right of
: the vise. Essentially, the vise will be hanging off the cantilevered part of
: the work bench. The vise weighs in at upwards of 50 lbs.
: Here's my question. Is it likely that the weight of the vise will cause the
: cantilevered part of the work bench to bend, sag, or otherwise deform in
: some way? If so, might I be able to prevent such an occurrence with some
: sort of bracing?
I doubt it's going to do anything like this -- your bench top is
almost 2" of maple, and that's quite sturdy. If you really want to
know I guess you try the Sagulator:
I quickly checked a couple species of maple, and put in numbers for a
36" span, 50 lb center load, which I *think*
corresponds to your 50 lb. vise sitting 18" away from the metal legs.
It doesn't seem to produce any noticble deflection, but double-check.
But honestly, I bet you could put 300 lbs on the edge of the bench
and not cause deflection.
-- Andy Barss