Jeff Miller’s – “A Benchtop Bench”

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Project by turtlecovebrewer posted 07-07-2015 08:32 PM 3039 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I suppose the main reason I wanted to build this mini-bench was to finally have access to a Moxon style twin screw vise. I’m hopeful that it will be useful for many types of up close work for cutting dove tails to carving and marquetry. This project was quite inexpensive to make using veneer press screws and home center 2×4’s for everything except the vise chucks for which I used oak.

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#1 posted 07-07-2015 09:37 PM

Good job! I made one of those and have found it does come in very handy for the things you mentioned and more.

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#2 posted 07-07-2015 11:29 PM

Looks great and very practical. I have one of these on my bucket list.

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#3 posted 07-08-2015 05:03 PM

Good job, but I’m curious, where did you get the little crank handles?

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#4 posted 07-08-2015 05:11 PM

That vise looks very handy.

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#5 posted 07-08-2015 05:36 PM

The crank handles are inexpensive veneer press clamps. I purchased the Shop Fox D2893 press clamp through Amazon.

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#6 posted 07-08-2015 05:44 PM

BTW – here is a video of Jeff demonstrating use of his bench. You can find a link to the FWW companion article and plans.

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