Final assembly

Now it's time to put the bench together. First, the vise assemblies are locked to the base with draw catches, see Fig. 25. (To do this, catch blocks (P) must be mounted first.) Then, catches are mounted across the feet to lock the legs in the open position.

Next, the tops of the workbench are screwed into the runners of the vise assemblies, see Fig. 26. The front section of the top should be flush with the fronts of the vise assemblies. And the back section should be flush with the backs. Note: The movable runner should also be screwed flush with the back edge of the top, see Fig. 26.

To complete the bench, give it a thorough sanding. Finally, I protected my bench with a couple coats of polyurethane.

2C (COUNTERSINK ' 1«" BELOW SURFACE)

2C (COUNTERSINK ' 1«" BELOW SURFACE)

SUDING RUNNER MUST BE FLUSH WITH BACK EDGE OF WORKBENCH TOP

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