Tom, I posted these a while ago, took them down again after I thought most
would have seen them.
Happy to put them up again for you. : )
It was my first attempt at building in wood, about 9 years ago. Basic
requirement at the time was for something portable yet solid. ( I was
messing around with a wooden boat at the time.)
Base is pine, dowelled to locate stretchers and then held together under
mild tension with threaded rod. Top is Douglas Fir glulam, the protective
surround is Jarrah.
Used to be a filler board in the centre gap on top, I haven't used it for
years, - find it convenient to be able to clamp either side or in the middle
according to material size.
Built 8 or 9 years ago, it is still rock solid, - the tension rods prevent
Disassembles in less than 15 minutes, re-assembly takes a few minutes
longer. (Pics give better idea of this)
Built without plans, just made it up as I went. Material including vise,
sourced from a
re-cycling yard that was closing down. Cost about $100