So this is my take on a woodworking mini workbench.
A mini workbench is typically a work surface that is placed on top of an existing table or workbench. It has the advantage of elevating the work surface above the average workbench height and, being removable, you can build in specific features that you wouldn’t necessarily want permanent in your (kitchen?) table.
I built mine out of a combination of the finest hardwood species of the Scrap variety. Namely, Beech (top), Alder (legs), Maple (moxon vise), Ash (wagon vise), Walnut (wagon vise), Birch, Hemlock, and Rosewood.
Here are the features I built into this one:
Ability to clamp the mini workbench to the table/bench for a more sturdy surface.
An integrated wagon vise that allows work holding a smaller piece of stock with the entire top face exposed.
A Moxon vise for general work holding. I designed it with clamping abilities for opening as well as closing motions. This allows for a strong hold by closing one side and opening the other side, pinching the stock at the edge of the vise as shown in the photo. This is base on the old fashioned wooden clamps.
I built in a shooting board as well. This is achieved by inserting a fence into the dog holes.
The same fence can be moved over to create a planing stop as well.