Leg Vises – What’s the Big Deal?

As most hand-tool woodworking trends get their start these days, I think leg vises gained popularity when Chris Schwarz installed one on his bench which was featured on the cover of his 2007 book, Workbenches: from Design & Theory to Construction & Use. It seems like every woodworker out there is building a bench and many … Continue reading Leg Vises – What’s the Big Deal?

My Moxon Vise with Flair

Last week, I built a tall workbench and made a wooden Moxon vise for it.  This piece of wormy maple seemed perfect for the front jaw so I squared off the ends. I elongated the holes in the front jaw to allow it to skew to hold uneven workpieces.  This was the most that the jaw could … Continue reading My Moxon Vise with Flair

My Tall Workbench with Flair

This bench was inspired after the Joinery Bench that Shannon Rogers brought to Woodworking in America.  It was intended to simply be a taller workbench and I honestly did not know how useful I would find it (ask me in half a year). This small bench was built taller than normal (39.5") to allow joinery … Continue reading My Tall Workbench with Flair