Fitting a vice to the bench. Does it need all 4 bolts?

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  • #129425
    choffee
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    I have built a bench based on the design in Paul’s book and I am at the stage of fitting the vice.
    The hole is cut and the vice fits nicely, which is a relief, but I can’t get access to put coach screws into the front holes as they are inside the front apron.

    Should I just put the two back ones in as it looks like Paul has done in his book or do I need to cut out a load more from the apron. It’s not clear from the book. It seems to me that not putting those bolts in would put a lot of pressure on the back two but then again cutting more from the apron might weaken it. Also the book makes no mention of it and I can’t see it in any photos.

    Any experience of this? What have other people done?

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  • #129430
    BarryB
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    @barryb

    I put in the 2 back screws and 2 in the rear jaw (through the jaw liner). Plenty solid to me…

    New Brunswick, Canada

    #129461
    choffee
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    @choffee

    Thanks Barry. I have gone with that. Glad to have it finally in place. Looking forward to using it today.

    john

    #129470
    BrianJ
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    @brianj

    Had same issue with mine, used two back bolts and two through front. Been disassembled a few times too and have not had any issues. Still solid. Brian

    Ontario, Canada

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