Dieter Schmid's Fine Tools

Workbench built by Juan Antonio M., Spain

The stand-out feature of the workbench from Juan Antonio in Seville is the closed tail vice in Roubo style. The use of a bench spindle for German and Scandinavian front vices (our no. 300659) provides a solid and affordable solution for this tail vice. Note also the expertly crafted dovetail connections that join the trestle to the worktop (photo 1)

The large front vice guide rods (our no. 300654) profit from additional support by a yoke (our no. 300664). This extra assurance of parallelity when clamping is definitely desirable. For a clearer view, photo 2 was taken with the workbench tilted. In photo 3 the mounted front vice is shown from the front.

The hand-forged hold-downs from Gramercy Tools (our no. 300710) are tucked away in dedicated holes in the trestle where they are always ready to hand (photos 4 and 5).

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