Here is the assembly bench I've been wanting to build. Yes, that's a salvaged hospital gurney underneath. That makes the 10" casters stop in their tracks when you apply the brakes and you can't move it. The height is adjustable with a hydraulic pump lift. And yes, John White's new fangled bench is one source of inspiration. Those nifty clamps are original with me. I've learned to make very cheap and fast turnbuckle bolts and knobs. The other side of the top is ready for clamps, but budget constraints held the second pair of clamps up for now. Notice how the side rails are used. A little bit of hardware change allowed them to latch in a position so they could serve as tool or part trays.
This is the box joint small wedge jig basic dimensions and construction. Not shown are the threaded rod and crank used to index the jig. You are welcome to download the SketchUp model (below).
This is a SketchUIp model of my shop standard fence. There are several layers to make visible in turn to view different features.
When you make yours, make several in any lengths you can machine accurately. Cut them to length as needed. The 3/8 x3/8 slots are for 3/8 x 3/8 wood or metal "extenders". I cut off a 3" length and slip it over the extenders that have been inserted into the fence. I usually make the extenders as long as the fence since they are hidden and out of the way when collapsed. I use thumb screws in threaded inserts to secure the extenders.
Dan is an experienced woodworker who is anxious to make an heirloom of the future for you.