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Make a Moxon Benchtop Bench - Part 2

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Blog entry by Daniel Solowiej posted 05-30-2017 12:03 PM 1102 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone!

In this second part of the built of my Moxon benchtop bench, I share with you the gluing of the parts, the beveling of dog holes using a gouge, the shaped of the fixing lugs, the placement of the threaded rods, and the built of the front jaw.

Beveling of dog holes using a gouge, instead a power router or other method, it’s really simple and quick.
As all in wood, you must understand the grain direction, and think that the gouge will be in four basic positions to cut with and across the grain.
In this topic I recommend you to see a good video by “Tallista Esteban Jiménez Escribano channel ” (in spanish but with subtitles, link below). He explains the four theoretical directions, in the cut of a circle. Actually there are eight, four for external cutting and four for internal cutting. In the images you can see clearly how he uses the gouge and why.

Those who have faced a similar construction know, that sooner or later, one is faced with deciding whether the threaded rod will be fixed or will rotate. Advantages and disadvantages in both cases. I fixed it, and take advantage of the quick action of the handles. But of course, the choice is personal.

Since from the beginning I considered the use of bench dogs, and at the same time a sloping front for cutting, I considered a good idea published by “Shop built channel” about it, I made the frontal jaw reversible. (link below)
The wood used for the jaw, is called “Anchico” (Parapiptadenia rigida). It’s a hard and heavy wood, which for it can also be used outdoors, and is the wood you see in my “Make a shop stool” video also. (link below)
Files and scraper, and sensual shapes appear.

I have been advised to use bimetallic bushings, but they are very expensive for my pocket, so I trust that these bronze ones last a while. In any case I can replace them, and I think it will always be better than let the wood be disturbed in its peace by the threaded rod.

Many will ask the reason for using round nuts. It’s simple, I could only find those, and for that, it adds a new challenge to solve :)
We’ll see what I do with this in Part 3.

I invite you to watch the video “Moxon Benchtop Bench – Part 2” :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nM0URdvAoI

I really hope you like this video, and if so, you share it with others on your social networks, like and comment. All it’s free, quick, and much appreciated by me, because that give me willingness to continue doing.
Also if you aren’t subscribed, please do it, is free and guaranty you don’t miss my next videos.
I’m very gratefull for your watching, thanks a lot.
Be very good, and see you next time ! Cheers.

Related videos mentioned on this post:

“Curso de talla Lección 4 -PARTE 1ª-Hijos De Esteban Jimenez”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOOpyQMbraw

“Woodworking project – Moxon vise” by Shop built channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4voqYmO-dvc

“Make a shop stool – Part 1”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYwiDO86jEU

“Make a shop stool – Part 2”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErMV7TXTPOE

-- Daniel Solowiej, Argentina, https://www.youtube.com/user/danielsolowiej



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#1 posted 05-30-2017 01:44 PM

Beautiful work.

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#2 posted 05-30-2017 02:14 PM

Nicely done, beautifully detailed. More than just functional, a work of true craftsmanship.

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#3 posted 05-30-2017 07:02 PM

Once again … master craftsmanship. Another awesome project, Daniel … thanks for sharing!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#4 posted 05-30-2017 08:34 PM



Beautiful work.

- WayneC


Thank you very much

-- Daniel Solowiej, Argentina, https://www.youtube.com/user/danielsolowiej

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#5 posted 05-30-2017 08:35 PM



Nicely done, beautifully detailed. More than just functional, a work of true craftsmanship.

- Oldtool


Thank you, appreciated

-- Daniel Solowiej, Argentina, https://www.youtube.com/user/danielsolowiej

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#6 posted 05-30-2017 08:36 PM



Once again … master craftsmanship. Another awesome project, Daniel … thanks for sharing!

- Ron Aylor


Thanks for watching, and for your kind words

-- Daniel Solowiej, Argentina, https://www.youtube.com/user/danielsolowiej

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