Workbench Top attachment

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Recently a local  gentleman gave away a workbench. That included the vise. The workbench underneath was not suitable for my shop so I dispose of it. I have attached the cise to my table and set the top on it. But my question is what is an appropriate method for attaching the top to my current workbench. I thinking just some screws from the bar inside would be enough.


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I have a very similar top, at least if yours is made of douglas fir like it looks. Anyway, I have a single large screw up through each of the leg trestles into the top (2 total). The top has never moved in the thirty plus years I have had the bench.

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The bench it’s on wasn’t designed to be true but merely functional. I’m attaching the top and truing it up next. This process gives me a good hands-on feel for the function of each plane. the top is probably 60 years old and doesn’t look like it has been treated this way since it was new. (I’ve a lot more work to do to get it right. The dog holes were filled with all sorts of stuff including hardware.


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