I am going to be making myself a drawbench in the next week or two.
I’ve looked back through the archives and read quite a few posts
about this topic as well as having read, some time ago, Charles
Lewton-Brain’s writing about it.
What I haven’t been able to find anywhere is an explanation on what
load bearing capacity the boat winch needs to have. I suppose I
wouldn’t draw anything heavier than 3 or 4mm diameter… but that
will still be a pretty big load as far as I can figure. I would be
drawing brass, copper and sterling silver. Also, is there minimum
specs as far as the timber is concerned if you are using a timber
beam for the bench part?
Thanks for any help you can offer!