PORTA WORKBENCH: AN EXCELLENT BENCH now REDESIGNED it IS TRUELY PORTABLE, heavier, more robust & just beautiful
We can build the benches to suit your desired specifications, which includes dimensions and hardware placement, therefore for your convenience, it will be necessary and best if you contact Evan Dunstone directly(details here), to discuss any modifications, purchasing and delivery arrangements through Dunstone Design.
KEY FEATURES UNIQUE TO THIS BENCH for LIE-NIELSEN TOOLWORKS AUSTRALIA by Dunstone design
Leg Vise by Lake Erie Toolworks, 11" (28cm) of travel, depth of throat 7 3/4"(19.7cm), rapid opening one turn of screw gives 1/2" (12.7mm) travel, infinite adjustment enables gentle grip where required (box makers take note), and a perfectly parallel jaw with no racking.
Tail vise is by HNT Gordon, 100mm travel, 6tpi ACME thread for quick smooth moving action, very little clamping force needed to hold any piece of wood flat to the bench. Australian Made.
The front stretcher is flush to the front of the legs and benchtop. Trestle legs are 3" (75mm) square and flush with the front of the bench.
No skirt, just plenty of clamping surface.
3" (75mm) thick solid Hard Maple top.
69" (1.75m) long (including tail vise handle) x 24" (60cm) wide (excluding the leg vise) x 36" (91cm) high. (The height is to accomodate taller makers but the bench can then be easily adjusted by shortening the legs, we will ask you for your preference prior to delivery.) We are deliberately keeping the length a bit shorter to enhance portability, let us know what you require.
The stretchers are tusk tenoned, and the bench can be broken down with only the use of a mallet. Leg vise simply comes out as one piece.
Once disassembled (about a Minute), the bench is light weight, so one person can handle the disassembly and moving of the components. (assembly about one Minute)
If you have a small area or need to work on site this will give you a solid well designed cabinet maker bench with no disadvantages with its portability.