I am biting the bullet based on Rob's other posting on sharing/showing a design that I am getting ready to start on. It is a workbench modified from an issue of shopnotes. It will have a cabinet beneath it, a tail vise, and a quick release front vise. As of yesterday, I now have all the materials to make it. The base and cabinets will be a mix of solid WO and QSWO plywood (got it as shop grade for $39 a sheet). I will use heavy duty levelers in the corners to adjust for my floor. I am thinking I will drill holes in the bench top and the front vise to use round bench dogs and some round holes for hold fasts. I plan to use square bench dogs in the tail vise and dog assembly as I have some steel ones I got for cheap and will make wood ones to go in all of the holes. Lastly, the plans in shop notes called for 1 3/4" thick wood for the base, but my stock of 8/4 which isn't really 8/4 won't let me do that so all of the main components in the base will be 1 1/2 inches with the exceptions of the legs/stiles which will be 3 inches square.
Actually bench top slab will be around 2 1/2" thick.
Drawers in the base I haven't sized yet, but I got a good deal on full extension 16" ball bearing slides and have enough to use throughout. Drawer boxes will be 1/2" baltic birch with solid WO false fronts.
So, comments, suggestions, et all are appreciated.
Here is a sketchup pic.