Check this out dave: http://www.eisweb.com/steve/bench.html
This is exactly the same bench that I made. I still have to assemble and
attach the twin-screw end vise. If you click through to the third picture
where you see the front of the bench, you can see somewhat what I'm talking
(this is the picture: http://www.eisweb.com/steve/accessories.html )
You see the holes in the front edge of the bench? And the white rag is
sitting on something stuck in the leg? Those holes allow you to put bench
dogs or stops where you can support the far end of long pieces which are
held in the front vise. That's the same vise in that picture I have, by the
Anyway, you should see what is meant by a board jack or bench dog, etc. etc.
Just something to rest the far end of the board on.
Another key feature of this bench that I really liked is that the front edge
of the bench is flush with the front face of the legs, as well as the front
edge being the fixed clamping surface for the vise. This means that the
boards you clamp in place are supported against the bench along their whole
There are no stupid questions.
There are a LOT of inquisitive idiots.
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