Finally the traveling/inlay bench is complete. The overall bench concept is inspired from Steve Latta who is a furniture maker and teacher in Lancaster, PA. Steve also wrote an article on this very bench in Fine Woodworking Magazine issue #244 in the Tools and Shops Issue 2015.
The bench I made is about 42 inches long without the vise by 10 inches wide x 12 inches tall. For the bench dogs I used the Lee Valley brass dogs and are 3/4 inch diameter. These are hands down my favorite form of bench dogs and I use them in all my benches. The vise I am using on the bench is a quick action #52 Record vise but any decent vise should work. Really take a look at vise options for new vises aren't as good or plentiful as they once were.
|The legs are connected with dowels and located with dowel centers.|
|The dowel centers assisted in transferring the leg location to the top .|
|For added strength and insurance a block was added and screw to the leg and the top.|