Adding our May 2013 Workbench of the Month from Kerry K. of North Branford, Connecticut to our Lake Erie Toolworks Blog for ease of access and historical awareness.
Thought you’d like to see something different. The bench is modeled after Fine Woodworking Magazine’s “Hybrid Roubo” which uses timber frame joinery. I left the through tenons long for aesthetics and placed the vise to the inside of the leg. The bench is made entirely from hard maple and finished with three coats of Watco oil. Your nut & screw has two coats of Watco and a generous rub of Butcher’s Wax which makes for a buttery action.
I took cues for the design of the vise from one I saw on a Shaker bench in Scott Landis’ book. It works flawlessly and holds incredibly well. I have more pics of the bench build and vise on my site.
For what it’s worth, the quality of your vise screw is exceptional. I had a vision of an “Old Style” bench. And your vise screw is a big part of that.
(More Photos and video) – Bench build with video of vise in action:
(More photos) – Details of this very unique vise assembly: