Moxon Vise / Bench on a bench

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I love my new Roubo bench but at 34 1/2” it is made for hand planing. Thus I made Moxon Vise /Bench on a bench. At 7 1/2” it brings the work surface up to a very comfortable 42”. It basically serves as a joinery bench.

It is made from a hard maple dinette table that a friend was throwing out. THe front jaw is laminated soft maple from the bench build.

I made a round over type bevel on the front jaw to kind of match mt leg vise chop. I also fashioned a curved stop to the bevel to echo the lines of the hand wheel.

Some may object to putting a bevel on the front jaw. However, I still have 1 1/4” of flat surface for registration.

Thanks for looking and here is the blog on the design and construction of this awesome bench accessory.

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#1 posted 03-13-2013 03:35 AM

This has to be the best Moxon vise I’ve seen. Beautiful touches that made it unique to you.

Edit: Are we going to get a trifecta?

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#2 posted 03-13-2013 03:40 AM


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#3 posted 03-13-2013 03:43 AM


-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#4 posted 03-13-2013 03:53 AM

Very nice, I like how you dished out for the hand wheel clearance

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#5 posted 03-13-2013 07:53 AM

Really beautiful vice. Checked out your blog, but most of the photos have the message that they have been moved or deleted.

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#6 posted 03-13-2013 08:45 AM

Wow what a great job and vise! Well done.

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#7 posted 03-13-2013 11:38 AM

Well done.

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#8 posted 03-13-2013 12:31 PM

two awesome posts in one day.

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#9 posted 03-13-2013 12:36 PM

How is this thing working out for you?

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#10 posted 03-13-2013 12:51 PM

nice job, with some great details.

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#11 posted 03-13-2013 01:01 PM

Very nicely done. I was kind of hoping for another bottle opener on this one so you wouldn’t have to get up from joinery work to go to the other side of the bench.

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#12 posted 03-13-2013 01:12 PM

Sweet man!

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#13 posted 03-13-2013 01:28 PM

Great bench on bench Scott. I need one of these.

However the more I think about it, it would be used so much that maybe I’d be better off making a dedicated joinery bench.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#14 posted 03-13-2013 01:44 PM

Fantastic build, very functional and looks like fine furniture. Great job on this.

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#15 posted 03-13-2013 01:59 PM

Nice Scott!

Mauricio, what’s your wife going to say when you tell her you’re gonna start building another bench?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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