Bench on Bench - Bench Raiser - Moxon Vise

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Project by Cecil Rogers posted 05-06-2013 03:02 PM 8452 views 30 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the handiest additions I’ve made to the bench… Raising the work just a tad makes cutting and chopping dovetails SO much easier.

A little more detail is at

-- Cecil, Orange Park, FL

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#1 posted 05-06-2013 03:14 PM

It looks interesting and well made. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 05-06-2013 04:24 PM

Nice! I’ll have to add this to my “list”.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#3 posted 05-06-2013 05:03 PM

Very nice..

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#4 posted 05-06-2013 07:07 PM

that is really nice

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#5 posted 05-06-2013 10:57 PM


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#6 posted 05-07-2013 01:13 AM

Sam, very nice bench to accommodate those dovetails. By the way, love the Blue Spruce mallet and chisels, too.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#7 posted 05-07-2013 10:31 AM

I like it but it does look heavy and hard to store
How much trouble is it to move around
It looks very well made

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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Cecil Rogers

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#8 posted 05-07-2013 11:43 AM

Thanks for the kudos, folks.

@Bill_N: When it’s not in use, I set it on the back edge of the bench or on the shelf under the bench. Storage really isn’t a problem. As for weight, I would guess it’s in the 30 lb. range, give or take a few pounds. It’s not exactly light, but it is rock solid, and that was my trade off. It is very easy to grasp and isn’t at all awkward to move around… Hope that helps a little.

@SteveGaskins: They were a gift from my daughter. They are AWESOME tools, indeed.

-- Cecil, Orange Park, FL

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#9 posted 05-08-2013 10:29 PM

Thats a nice one! What did you use for the vice hardware?

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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#10 posted 05-09-2013 12:51 AM

I can see how helpful this can be
I am tall and my back longs for things to be a little higher

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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Cecil Rogers

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#11 posted 05-09-2013 11:29 AM

Willeh, the vise hardware is from Benchcrafted. It really is good stuff.

Bill_N, it really has made a tremendous difference in my comfort level for certain aspects of handwork. This thing is just a tad over 7” high, but for me, that puts the surface of it just below my elbows. Sawing is now more of a natural movement instead of some contortion act, and chisel work is at the perfect height. This small addition to my shop has been just about as useful as the bench itself. It was very much worth the time and effort to build it.

-- Cecil, Orange Park, FL

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