A lot about bench vises, maybe build your own?

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Forum topic by therealSteveN posted 11-07-2019 11:13 PM 227 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-07-2019 11:13 PM

Lately a lot of guys are building Moxon vises, and most look very usable. I got email today from WoodSmith about building your own bench vise. Either a Jock, or one of the you tube guys had a bench vice, that I’ve seen here. Maybe it’s just unconventional, but it looks kinda wordy to me.

Anyhow here is the link for this vise WoodSmith is offering a plan for.

I think most of the guys here would take the idea, and roll their own, The plan probably wouldn’t offer much.

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#1 posted 11-07-2019 11:33 PM

Shop made leg vise…

As a third hand during glue ups…

Just a Sycamore 2×6…and a pipe clamp

K.I.S.S. Vise…(BTW: that lower shelf is about the same height as the pipe….very stable to sit large panels in…

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#2 posted 11-08-2019 12:35 AM

it looks like an update to the shopnotes version from 120

I’m always impressed by what those guys came up with. I built their router table for trim routers and use it often and their adjustable box joint jig which works well for a variety of box joints.

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#3 posted 11-08-2019 06:39 PM

LJ Woodcox made a very similar one to the Woodsmith one. His is on my list to copy :-)

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#4 posted 11-08-2019 07:38 PM

Woodsmith/Shopnotes have had articles over the years for several bench top vises. This one is from SN # 71

And they revisited it here in Woodsmith #233. You can see it in this video.

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