A friend gave me a leg vise he found in a barn, over a hundred and fifty years old, rusted, seized, and the wood rotting badly. I fixed it up painted it, and built into the bench. I have been researching a lot lately on the mechanisms to prevent racking, and built my own chris cross using wood! It does the job but in the new Roubo bench it is going to get some refinement. What type of vises are you going to use?
CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!