Benchcrafted Moxon Vise
I’ve just completed this very ancient vise from Englishman Joseph Moxon’s AD 1694 work Mechanick Exercises, one of the earliest texts on woodworking. This vise excels in holding boards for dovetailing & mortise and tenon work.
I made a step-by-step guide on making this vise, which can be found here.
It features a stopped chamfer and Lamb’s Tongue carving which aid in cutting half-blind dovetails. It is about 32 inches long, 5 1/2 inches wide, and 1 3/4 inches thick (each board). It is made of hard maple and utilizes Benchcrafted hardware.
I’m no good at photography and I had to get on with my work for the day, so these photos are as good as I could get.
Very nice lines on this piece
I’d like to make one of these at some point or incorporate into my bench.
"Practice" Sliding Lid Box completed
I haven’t really been in the shop the entire summer, too busy with other projects…
Finally got back to the “practice” box I was making to add the thumb catch (on the drill press with a forstner bit at a steep angle).