Moravian Tail Vises Available

Believe it or not I have finally got another batch of tail vises close to shipping. They should be ready late this week or early next. I know some of you have been on the wait list for several months, I apologize for the long delay. There has been simply no time to devote to... Continue Reading →

Moravain Workbench Presentation

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... Continue Reading →

Moravian Workbench Crisscross Install

I finally got this together. Below is a PDF detailing the installation of the new Benchcrafted Crisscross 14 and Classic Vise on a Moravian workbench. You will need to read and be familiar with the instructions (free here) on the Benchcrafted site for the Crisscross and vise screw. I did not repeat everything included there,... Continue Reading →

Crisscross For The Moravian Workbench!

  Seven months ago Jameel Abraham of Benchcrafted sent me a prototype of a shorter version of their Crisscross to see if it could work on the Moravian workbench. I retrofitted it to a bench I had; built to the dimensions given in the video and article. It fit well without any alteration to the... Continue Reading →

A Tool I Hate to Love

The 10 1/2 carriage makers rabbet plane is one of my favorite tools. What part of carriage making required a rabbet plane with a 2 1/8 cutting width I have no idea. In my experience, they are not a particularly great rabbet plane, too wide for most of the stuff I do. Where they do... Continue Reading →

Moravian Workbench DVD is back

As some of you may have noticed, Popular Woodworking has been gradually curtailing their DVD formatted videos. The Moravian bench DVD has been unavailable for several months now. I am happy to announce that Wood and Shop has picked up production of the DVD version and it is now available in their store here. Many... Continue Reading →

Two Interesting Bench Builds

  Below are a couple of workbench builds worth checking out if you have not seen them. First one is a Moravian bench built from recycled materials a the raecreation blog. The second, an upscaled Moravian that is in progress from the Ken Hatch at the I'm a OK Guy blog. I think this is... Continue Reading →

Moravian Workbench FAQ’s

This is a post I probably should have done a long time ago. Since the article and the video on building the Moravian workbench came out I have gotten a lot of emails asking questions about the design. More often than not the questions are about design changes and "what if" type things. Below are... Continue Reading →

It’s A Big One (part 2)

The new Lake Erie Toolworks 2X wooden vise screw is mounted and operational in the test bench. I have been using it a few days, here are some of my first impressions. Very Fast! 1" of travel per revolution. It has been a little awkward for me using the 2X; moving a twice the speed... Continue Reading →

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