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?
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
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