A long time ago in a semi-rural location...
Ok, you et the idea. Anyway, I've spent the first two days of my ban holiday weekend wisely, making myself a 3m long workbench that's actually tall enough for the tall person that I am, has space for a tumble dryer (grrrr! didn't want that) and other stuff underneath and has a top that's solid enough for a reloading press.
The hard bit (building the frame, _very_ carefully measuring the cut out for the soil pipe (twice) and cutting it out) is done and I am now into the "applying wood oil" stage. This also means that I am planning where to put things, one of which is a 4" bench vice.
The vice is causing my issues. It's occurred to me that I don't have a clue how to mount it properly and so I need the help that only STW can provide.
I know it needs a solid, stable base, and thought that mounting it directly over the middle support post would be a good idea, but the four attachment points (it's also a swivel type by the way) will foul on the 18x44mm batten that joins the posts and which the worktop sits on. Drilling through these battens with the vice mounted in an "X" orientation is a possibility (I have 10mm bolts), but I'd rather not if it's going to weaken things too much. Mounting the vice in a "+" orientation would mean it sitting further back from the edge, and would still mean battens getting drilled, but would mean that one of the holes could not be drilled.
I appreciate that this is an appalling thing to as for help on given the lack of photos, video or technical diagrams, but hopefully someone might understand. Also, how far back from the edge of the worktop should the vice sit? Immobile jaw level with the edge? Further out? Further in?