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Offline Rait

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Workbench endcap
« on: June 22, 2022, 07:14:25 AM »
Hi, I am finally building myself a proper workbench. Its laminated 2x4 pine top, for the end vise i am considering Veritas twin screw vise which needs hardwood rear jaw. As I dont mind a minor challenge, I was thinking that I would cut a long dovetail joint to the end of benchtop/endcap and only glue the one side of it - that would allow the top to expand somewhat. Can somebody tell me, why this isnt a good idea ,what am i missing?

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Re: Workbench endcap
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2022, 04:37:39 PM »
Looks good to me.

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Re: Workbench endcap
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2022, 11:19:23 PM »
I like the idea of sliding dovetail, I hate the idea of construction grade 2x4s. Even kiln dried soft maple would be way better than 20% moisture 2x4s

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