Progress is slow on the travel bench. The back is acting up most days now and add Tucson in July to the mix, work slows to a crawl. That's the bad news, the good is for now there is no hurry, there are still a couple of weeks before the vise screw arrives and I will not need the bench before Labor Day.
I've almost finished the base. All that is needed is a couple of dovetails for the small lower stretchers and the Mortises for the long stretchers. The slab is ready to cut to length and I still need to make the tool tray. At the current pace three or four days in the shop will finish the build.
Here are a couple of photos of the base on its side so I can mark out the long stretcher mortises.
I go for a MRI next Friday to try and figure out what is happening with the back. For awhile last week I thought about putting it off but the back had other plans.