I found a great 10 years air dried beech resource, 500m from home.
My bits ot beech:
- maybe another one?
The top would be a single slab, just south of 80mm, maybe 70mm to account for twist.
- 1 full for the top
- 1 full for the legs
- 3/4 to 1, maybe less for the long stretchers
- 0.5 to 1 for the short stretchers
Nothing left for the rest, maybe the planning stop.
if we were to consider the top to be a little to thin, we would need to laminate together boards. We would cut 10cm strips out of the first board.
I am not sure whether a thicker top is necessary though. Even 70mm of beech is pretty strong.
1.3 Thicker legs?
No, 150x80 is plenty.
3 slabs forming a dual split top, with 20mm dowels to keep the slabs aligned.
Legs are 80x150mm thick, tilted at a 15deg angle, to improve stability and racking.
The long sides feature either a sliding dead man or an apron. The short ends will only have a bread board ends, to keep the slabs organized.
2.1 Sliding dead man
2.2 Side aprom
2.3 Screws for vices
Wooden ones are very pricy (I should make some actually):
- https://www.lakeerietoolworks.com/ $175 to $350
- https://www.thetraditionalcarpenter.com/store $120
- http://www.bigwoodvise.com/classic.html no prices, maybe 100-200
The metal ones are cheaper, maybe quite as good tough:
- https://www.axminster.co.uk/veritas-tail-vice-screw-475227 £35 ~45€
- https://www.fine-tools.com/spindel.html 37€
The used ones are not that cheap either, less than the new ones from veritas: