Ready-made hardware simplifies end-vise construction
Synopsis: An end vise makes a workbench more user friendly, and exact plans and step-by-step instructions help you build one for yourself. Whether you build a workbench using the detailed project plan or add an end vise to an existing bench, this article walks you through the building process. A source guide identifies and evaluates materials needed.
From Fine Woodworking #162
I knew that when I eventually got around to building my dream workbench, it would have to meet a few basic requirements. It would have to be sturdy enough to last a few lifetimes. It would have to have storage underneath. And it would have to have good front and end vises so that I wouldn’t have to do a lot to get a workpiece held securely.
In 1998, I finally built my bench. And I’m pleased to say that after five years of heavy work, it has fulfilled…