My friend's mini-workbench - Moxon's Vise (in kind) + Mini-Bench: Nothing fancy but highly practical

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Project by ChuckM posted 01-12-2012 03:09 AM 5922 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Visited my friend, Jeremy, for the first time to work on a joint project. A dovetail-joint master, he has built two simple but efficient mini-workbenches out of scraps for hand-tool work that serve the function of a Moxon’s Vise as well as a small workbench for chopping work. A pair of F-clamps used with the sliding design of the jaw make this min-workbench easy to build and use.

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#1 posted 01-12-2012 03:28 AM

That’s a good Idea well done.

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#2 posted 01-12-2012 04:06 AM

What a great idea. Looks like it will be very sturdy for long use

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 01-12-2012 04:08 AM

That is a good idea. One I need to implement.

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#4 posted 01-12-2012 04:22 AM

Another awesome idea for my mini woodshop thanks for the posts

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#5 posted 01-12-2012 06:06 AM

This is an excellent idea. I have been thnking of ways to get more use from my original work bench, it is 36” high, but when I am doing special projects I like it to be higher, this idea would do that. THANKYOU,

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#6 posted 01-12-2012 03:22 PM

Fantastic idea. With some modifications This will work perfectly for something I have been struggling with. To the drawing board I go…

Thank you so much for the post!

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#7 posted 01-12-2012 05:19 PM

Great design and well thought. You have clever friends!! Thanks for sharing.



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#8 posted 01-12-2012 06:43 PM

This demonstrates that with a little ingenuity a workshop can be very effective without huge investments. Well done!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 01-12-2012 08:25 PM

Ohhh I like! Very cool and thanks for sharing…

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#10 posted 01-12-2012 11:05 PM

Looks great! I built a mini-bench, but no moxon vise. Love to see more people using pine!

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