Ever since I heard and read Chris Schwarz talking about how a workbench should hold just about anything that you are going to build and do so in a way that lets you work on all sides of the piece, I was sold on the sliding deadman. Sounds grim, but it’s way cooler than saying that you installed a board jack.
I’ve gone a little off the deep end here by making two sliding deadmen and putting one on each side of the bench. I doubt I’ll need to have two at once, but given that I might have someone else working at the same time, or possibly working on multiple parts at one time, I thought it best to go for it. (more…)