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#1 posted 12-18-2020 11:42 PM

Start out simple. My bench is a similar flat surface. It came with a woodworking vice on the left face – a clamp-on Moxon will do the same thing. The left side has a piece of steel about 4 inches long attached that sticks up about 1/4” above the table top. That’s the planing stop. I’ve added a 4-1/2” machinist’s vice to the right front corner because I use it all the time (but usually not for woodworking). That setup, and a bunch of clamps, has kept me happy for the last 18 years or so.

Get yourself started and get to work. Then, if you find you need a different or new feature for the project d’jour, that’s the time to buy or create it. Otherwise you’ll spend a lot of time and money on features you don’t need.

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