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I built this Bench Top Bench using mortise & tenon joinery for the legs, aprons, feet, and stretchers. I made a template and routed in the hardware for the vice. I used biscuit joinery for the top and to attach the vice to the top. I added three 3/4" oak dowel pegs to the base for easy-on, easy-off access onto the dogholes of my workbench. As you can see in the final picture (prior to me adding the pegs) I’m standing straight up while performing a routing task at a comfortable level.
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well done Nick....
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Wow I'm super impressed . That looks very heavy duty , great job Nick !
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Good idea Nick. I think I saw another one of those recently. I have a 2 router tables, one being a bench top model which I prefer to use if I have a bunch of small pieces to do. Like you say much easier on the back and also much easier to see, unfortuneately.
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Good idea, Nick, and great job constructing it. That is a problem with me too , when the back starts biting , I have to take a break.

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Very nice, Nick. There is something very cool about seeing all those big chunks of wood with beautiful mortises and tenons lined up and ready for assembly. Thanks for the great photos.
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Great job. Great idea and a great presentation.
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Thanks to all for your kind words. I am glad you all like this project and thank you all for your approval of my work. This benchtop bench gets plenty of use . . . and my back thanks it every day.
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Brilliant job Nick.
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