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So after completing my workbench and using it I decided I needed a moxon vise or something to raise certain work up higher. I can’t justify the hardware for a moxon at this time. So I looked around the lumber rack and scrap bin and came up with the following. The Benchtop Bench is 17 1/2” wide and 12 1/4” deep. The top is 3 1/4” thick. With the I beam supports, the total height of the bench is 7”.  I didn’t glue the I beams because if I need to shorten after using I can. 
 

I used this afternoon to practice cutting dovetails, I’m really happy with it, the dovetails, not so much. 

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50 minutes ago, Woodenskye (Bryan) said:

So after completing my workbench and using it I decided I needed a moxon vise or something to raise certain work up higher. I can’t justify the hardware for a moxon at this time. So I looked around the lumber rack and scrap bin and came up with the following. The Benchtop Bench is 17 1/2” wide and 12 1/4” deep. The top is 3 1/4” thick. With the I beam supports, the total height of the bench is 7”.  I didn’t glue the I beams because if I need to shorten after using I can. 
 

I used this afternoon to practice cutting dovetails, I’m really happy with it, the dovetails, not so much. 

 

 

I like it!  Doesn't have to be expensive, it has to be functional!  Nice job!

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I did something like that a couple of years ago. Bending over to do detail work started giving me back pains, added to what I already had.  I later screwed and glued a piece to the front leg, so instead of clamping it to the bench, it slips into the shoulder vise.

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