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Yeah, it looks like the moment created by the cantilever would not cause much if any instability, still it's good to ask. I really like how the vise is a part of the structure. However, I'm thinking that putting it next to the opening in the middle would allow you to really clamp close to where you are sawing as well as reduce the cantilever significantly.

As for the pic, I actually dive for a living. I own the world's largest web site/forum for Scuba Diving: www.ScubaBoard.com. We have quite a number of good folk in your area who are willing to go diving.
 

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I read through that book and felt kind of let down. He had some interesting concepts, but they were eclipsed by his 'tude. I felt it was more about his achievements than an underlying philosophy of excellence in design and execution. I'll still be referring to it as it's on my Kindle Reader, but I feel I gained a lot more insight just by reading WWTalk and this thread in particular.

I am in the same boat you are as I am going to build a bench in the next few months. This book has been very helpful:

The Workbench Design Book: The Art & Philosophy of Building Better Benches

The Workbench Design Book: The Art & Philosophy of Building Better Benches: Christopher Schwarz: 9781440310409: Amazon.com: Books
 

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I read through that book and felt kind of let down. He had some interesting concepts, but they were eclipsed by his 'tude. I felt it was more about his achievements than an underlying philosophy of excellence in design and execution. I'll still be referring to it as it's on my Kindle Reader, but I feel I gained a lot more insight just by reading WWTalk and this thread in particular.

Interesting take on the book…didn’t notice a ‘tude, I just interpreted it as his humor. Also, in this book, a lot of the chapters are written by others.
 

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Yeah, it looks like the moment created by the cantilever would not cause much if any instability, still it's good to ask. I really like how the vise is a part of the structure. However, I'm thinking that putting it next to the opening in the middle would allow you to really clamp close to where you are sawing as well as reduce the cantilever significantly.

As for the pic, I actually dive for a living. I own the world's largest web site/forum for Scuba Diving: www.ScubaBoard.com. We have quite a number of good folk in your area who are willing to go diving.
I've visited Scubaboard a few times starting last year and signed up. I just have been busy so diving has fallen by the wayside this year. I'm hoping to get the last needed gear this winter/next spring and be able to get in the water more next year. I need a good farmer john wetsuit, mostly for the cold water.
 

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I've been wanting to start diving out here so bad. Living near the puget sound, it's just stupid to not get into it. I REALLY wanted to dive for crab and lingcod this year but it just wasn't in the works.
 

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Interesting take on the book…didn’t notice a ‘tude, I just interpreted it as his humor.
I appreciate self deprecating humor. I'm not very impressed with peeps who go the other way. :laughing:
Also, in this book, a lot of the chapters are written by others.
Then it's possible that the confusion of styles precipitated this impression I got. However, I really appreciate a good forum discussion. Lot's of conflicting view points and some good give and take. No one here seems to feel that they have a monopoly on how to play with wood and I like that.
 

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I appreciate self deprecating humor. I'm not very impressed with peeps who go the other way. :laughing: Then it's possible that the confusion of styles precipitated this impression I got. However, I really appreciate a good forum discussion. Lot's of conflicting view points and some good give and take. No one here seems to feel that they have a monopoly on how to play with wood and I like that.
I agree with you on this forum as I have learned a lot here as well….I also learned a lot from the book. In this particular thread I learned of the alternative approach of using a linear bearing for the leg vise. In the book, the author discusses split bench designs and using tool trays along with the pros/cons. This is my last post on the book topic as I don’t want to vector off anymore from this bench build. Good luck with your bench build.
 

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I stumbled across this build on You Tube

For what it's worth:
 
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