I doubt there will be any more posts or pictures on the topic(s) of my vintage plane, the workbench and/or the vises.
The plane works as well as...no, actually better than...I would have expected for $15.00, the workbench came out as well as I expected and will be used by me probably for the rest of my life, the Moxon-style end vise (aside from my error of not mounting it flush with the benchtop) works as expected and the side vise actually came out better than I thought it would.
Doing some rough engineering calculations, the inner guide rods appear to be more rugged than any bending/breaking moment that could be developed within the constraints of the outer guides and there seems to be little to no possibility of developing sufficient shear force to snap them off.
The bench and both vises look pretty much as they will look after I'm completely finished. The only remaining tasks are to epoxy the inner and outer guide rods into their finished locations, acquire and mount the plate on the front jaw, and to face the jaws of both vises with hardwood, all of which have been previously described.
I hope this has been an interesting and useful series.
Oh, and I still haven't had the heart to check the miter saw for damage to anything other than the aluminum housing. But it's an ancient machine and I've been wanting a slider anyhow.
Last edited by 163481; 08-15-2017 at 06:11 PM.