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The title of this post is a bit of a misnomer; there’s simply not time enough for me to track down and link to everything we have written about the Moxon vise, or the many posts on other sites about the same. But I’ve taken a  stab at it, because at least once a week, I get a question about the vise – how to build it, its utility, hardware options, etc.

So below, you’ll find links to some posts that will answer many questions and help you find the right hardware for your budget and building predilections, plus a link to read (free) the build article we published in 2010.

Here’s how I, and a lot of our readers, were introduced to this workholding workhorse: In 2010, Christopher Schwarz began writing on his (mostly hand tools) blog about an image he saw in Joseph Moxon’s English “Mechanick Exercises,” which he dubbed “the Moxon vise” – though Moxon, who was by trade a printer rather than a woodworker,” likely, er, borrowed the illustration from André Félibien’s French (and earlier) “Princips


 

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