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Thanks for the Compact Workbench plans in issue 252 (March 2018). When I received the issue, I owned just a worktable, and I was searching for an affordable vise, as well. The vise and Wonderpup are good buys!
Rather than rip the 2x8 boards down to 5½” wide, I just ripped the rounded edges off, making my bench 6” wider than yours. While it certainly adds some weight, the wider legs also make this bench feel very sturdy.
I wanted my bench to have a rustic or reclaimed look, so I only lightly sanded with some low grit and then stained with Minwax Puritan Pine, which turned out just how I had hoped it would.
Thanks again! —Tim McFarlin Greensboro, N.C.