Moravain Workbench Presentation

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Tuesday November 19th I will be giving a talk on the Moravian workbench hosted by Triangle Woodworkers Association at their monthly meeting.  It will be about an hour long presentation covering the history, construction and what is makes it special (at least to me!). The meeting will be held at Kingspor’s Woodworking Shop 107 Edinburgh S Dr Suite 151, Cary, NC 27511. Start time is 7 pm. The meeting is open to the public.

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I will have the original bench that I built in the article from some years back and still use daily. I will also be bringing second bench that is fitted with the recently released Benchcrafted crisscross 14. On top of all that, I will have a vise sporting Lake Erie Toolworks very fast 2X vise screw in addition to their standard screw on the original bench. The newer bench also has an example of the latest version of the tail vise I make. These will all be available for your inspection and try out. Even if you are not interested in this style bench it would be a good opportunity to give the different styles of vise hardware a try which could be used on any style workbench that strikes your fancy.

Hope you can join us!


-Will Myers

4 thoughts on “Moravain Workbench Presentation

  1. Sounds like a great talk Will. Wish I was closer. In the picture at the top of the post there is a bench with the leg vise installed parallel to the legs instead of vertical. Advantages? Disadvantages? What mechanism is used.


  2. Will,

    Like others, I wish I could be there.

    I have to admit to being a fanboy of all things Moravian workbench. BTW, I did the BC Classic screw and 14″ crisscross on my last build and would have retrofitted one of the other benches if the distance between the stretcher and slab was just a thin one greater. The crisscross works a treat and I think is an easier install than the parallel guide.

    Good luck on your talk. BTW, if not planned you might want to mention the bench is easily scalable from one that will fit into a motorhome storage bin to a 7′ or 8′ shop sized bench. I also have one bench disassembled and stacked in less than 3 sq.ft. of one corner of my shop that I use like a “WorkMate”.



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