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Does anybody use a crochet in combination with a leg vise on their workbench? I'm building a Roubo style bench and see that Chris Schwarz's plans in his 2007 book call for both, but his later bench only has the leg vise. I don't really see the advantage of having both a leg vise and a crochet, but perhaps I'm overlooking something.

For those who don't know what a crochet is, it's the wedge-shaped apparatus to left of the leg vise seen in the drawing below:
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I go away for a few hours and there's 30 responses! Thanks guys.

Brit, that is an awesome bench! LOL.

For those interested in the wood selection on my bench, I am using European Steamed Beech. Like Mauricio said, where we shop it's cheaper than red oak, and it's very traditional. I'm practically finished with the bench--still need to add a tail vise, flatten the top, and add dog holes, but it'll be done pretty soon. I'm waiting on a spiral router bit for the dog holes.
 
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