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How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


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How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


Core77

How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


Core77

How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


Core77

How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


Core77

How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


Core77

How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


Core77

If You’re Going to Build Your Own Moxon Vise, Watch This First

We’ve heard the story of how the Moxon vise was resurrected by Christopher Schwarz; seen a modern-day version created by Benchcrafted; and watched David Barron hack his for greater efficiency.

In this video, engineer Paul Marcel shows you how to actually build one from the Benchcrafted kit. And not only that, he shows you why he deviates from the assembly instructions to introduce more functionality, and reveals a couple of clever modifications and a jig he’s made to speed his workflow.

Because this video is long, we’ve cued it up into sections for you, so you can skip to the parts you’re interested in:

Introducing the Vise

[40 seconds long]

The Original Design’s Intended Usage

[1 minute long]

Revealing the Benchcrafted Kit’s Contents

[2 minutes long]

Building the Vise: Materials You’ll Need

[47 seconds long]

The Actual Build 

(with Paul Marcel’s modifications)

[7 minutes long]

Demonstrating its Basic Use

[2.5 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 1

(Why he made it assymetrical with the extra long right side)

[50 seconds long]

Demonstrating a Clever Jig

[2 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 2

(Why he cut V-grooves into the chops)

[1 minute long]

A Closing Joke

[30 seconds long]

As with the David Barron modifications, I’m digging Paul Marcel’s industrial-designer-like careful consideration of how he will actually use the vise and designing for that specifically. And little details, like the way he thinks ahead and future-proofs it with the extra mortise in the chops.

Lastly, please note that this video was made several years ago, when Benchcrafted was still selling the kit with suede rather than Crubber.


Core77

If You’re Going to Build Your Own Moxon Vise, Watch This First

We’ve heard the story of how the Moxon vise was resurrected by Christopher Schwarz; seen a modern-day version created by Benchcrafted; and watched David Barron hack his for greater efficiency.

In this video, engineer Paul Marcel shows you how to actually build one from the Benchcrafted kit. And not only that, he shows you why he deviates from the assembly instructions to introduce more functionality, and reveals a couple of clever modifications and a jig he’s made to speed his workflow.

Because this video is long, we’ve cued it up into sections for you, so you can skip to the parts you’re interested in:

Introducing the Vise

[40 seconds long]

The Original Design’s Intended Usage

[1 minute long]

Revealing the Benchcrafted Kit’s Contents

[2 minutes long]

Building the Vise: Materials You’ll Need

[47 seconds long]

The Actual Build 

(with Paul Marcel’s modifications)

[7 minutes long]

Demonstrating its Basic Use

[2.5 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 1

(Why he made it assymetrical with the extra long right side)

[50 seconds long]

Demonstrating a Clever Jig

[2 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 2

(Why he cut V-grooves into the chops)

[1 minute long]

A Closing Joke

[30 seconds long]

As with the David Barron modifications, I’m digging Paul Marcel’s industrial-designer-like careful consideration of how he will actually use the vise and designing for that specifically. And little details, like the way he thinks ahead and future-proofs it with the extra mortise in the chops.

Lastly, please note that this video was made several years ago, when Benchcrafted was still selling the kit with suede rather than Crubber.


Core77

If You’re Going to Build Your Own Moxon Vise, Watch This First

We’ve heard the story of how the Moxon vise was resurrected by Christopher Schwarz; seen a modern-day version created by Benchcrafted; and watched David Barron hack his for greater efficiency.

In this video, engineer Paul Marcel shows you how to actually build one from the Benchcrafted kit. And not only that, he shows you why he deviates from the assembly instructions to introduce more functionality, and reveals a couple of clever modifications and a jig he’s made to speed his workflow.

Because this video is long, we’ve cued it up into sections for you, so you can skip to the parts you’re interested in:

Introducing the Vise

[40 seconds long]

The Original Design’s Intended Usage

[1 minute long]

Revealing the Benchcrafted Kit’s Contents

[2 minutes long]

Building the Vise: Materials You’ll Need

[47 seconds long]

The Actual Build 

(with Paul Marcel’s modifications)

[7 minutes long]

Demonstrating its Basic Use

[2.5 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 1

(Why he made it assymetrical with the extra long right side)

[50 seconds long]

Demonstrating a Clever Jig

[2 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 2

(Why he cut V-grooves into the chops)

[1 minute long]

A Closing Joke

[30 seconds long]

As with the David Barron modifications, I’m digging Paul Marcel’s industrial-designer-like careful consideration of how he will actually use the vise and designing for that specifically. And little details, like the way he thinks ahead and future-proofs it with the extra mortise in the chops.

Lastly, please note that this video was made several years ago, when Benchcrafted was still selling the kit with suede rather than Crubber.


Core77

If You’re Going to Build Your Own Moxon Vise, Watch This First

We’ve heard the story of how the Moxon vise was resurrected by Christopher Schwarz; seen a modern-day version created by Benchcrafted; and watched David Barron hack his for greater efficiency.

In this video, engineer Paul Marcel shows you how to actually build one from the Benchcrafted kit. And not only that, he shows you why he deviates from the assembly instructions to introduce more functionality, and reveals a couple of clever modifications and a jig he’s made to speed his workflow.

Because this video is long, we’ve cued it up into sections for you, so you can skip to the parts you’re interested in:

Introducing the Vise

[40 seconds long]

The Original Design’s Intended Usage

[1 minute long]

Revealing the Benchcrafted Kit’s Contents

[2 minutes long]

Building the Vise: Materials You’ll Need

[47 seconds long]

The Actual Build 

(with Paul Marcel’s modifications)

[7 minutes long]

Demonstrating its Basic Use

[2.5 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 1

(Why he made it assymetrical with the extra long right side)

[50 seconds long]

Demonstrating a Clever Jig

[2 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 2

(Why he cut V-grooves into the chops)

[1 minute long]

A Closing Joke

[30 seconds long]

As with the David Barron modifications, I’m digging Paul Marcel’s industrial-designer-like careful consideration of how he will actually use the vise and designing for that specifically. And little details, like the way he thinks ahead and future-proofs it with the extra mortise in the chops.

Lastly, please note that this video was made several years ago, when Benchcrafted was still selling the kit with suede rather than Crubber.


Core77

If You’re Going to Build Your Own Moxon Vise, Watch This First

We’ve heard the story of how the Moxon vise was resurrected by Christopher Schwarz; seen a modern-day version created by Benchcrafted; and watched David Barron hack his for greater efficiency.

In this video, engineer Paul Marcel shows you how to actually build one from the Benchcrafted kit. And not only that, he shows you why he deviates from the assembly instructions to introduce more functionality, and reveals a couple of clever modifications and a jig he’s made to speed his workflow.

Because this video is long, we’ve cued it up into sections for you, so you can skip to the parts you’re interested in:

Introducing the Vise

[40 seconds long]

The Original Design’s Intended Usage

[1 minute long]

Revealing the Benchcrafted Kit’s Contents

[2 minutes long]

Building the Vise: Materials You’ll Need

[47 seconds long]

The Actual Build 

(with Paul Marcel’s modifications)

[7 minutes long]

Demonstrating its Basic Use

[2.5 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 1

(Why he made it assymetrical with the extra long right side)

[50 seconds long]

Demonstrating a Clever Jig

[2 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 2

(Why he cut V-grooves into the chops)

[1 minute long]

A Closing Joke

[30 seconds long]

As with the David Barron modifications, I’m digging Paul Marcel’s industrial-designer-like careful consideration of how he will actually use the vise and designing for that specifically. And little details, like the way he thinks ahead and future-proofs it with the extra mortise in the chops.

Lastly, please note that this video was made several years ago, when Benchcrafted was still selling the kit with suede rather than Crubber.


Core77

If You’re Going to Build Your Own Moxon Vise, Watch This First

We’ve heard the story of how the Moxon vise was resurrected by Christopher Schwarz; seen a modern-day version created by Benchcrafted; and watched David Barron hack his for greater efficiency.

In this video, engineer Paul Marcel shows you how to actually build one from the Benchcrafted kit. And not only that, he shows you why he deviates from the assembly instructions to introduce more functionality, and reveals a couple of clever modifications and a jig he’s made to speed his workflow.

Because this video is long, we’ve cued it up into sections for you, so you can skip to the parts you’re interested in:

Introducing the Vise

[40 seconds long]

The Original Design’s Intended Usage

[1 minute long]

Revealing the Benchcrafted Kit’s Contents

[2 minutes long]

Building the Vise: Materials You’ll Need

[47 seconds long]

The Actual Build 

(with Paul Marcel’s modifications)

[7 minutes long]

Demonstrating its Basic Use

[2.5 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 1

(Why he made it assymetrical with the extra long right side)

[50 seconds long]

Demonstrating a Clever Jig

[2 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 2

(Why he cut V-grooves into the chops)

[1 minute long]

A Closing Joke

[30 seconds long]

As with the David Barron modifications, I’m digging Paul Marcel’s industrial-designer-like careful consideration of how he will actually use the vise and designing for that specifically. And little details, like the way he thinks ahead and future-proofs it with the extra mortise in the chops.

Lastly, please note that this video was made several years ago, when Benchcrafted was still selling the kit with suede rather than Crubber.


Core77

If You’re Going to Build Your Own Moxon Vise, Watch This First

We’ve heard the story of how the Moxon vise was resurrected by Christopher Schwarz; seen a modern-day version created by Benchcrafted; and watched David Barron hack his for greater efficiency.

In this video, engineer Paul Marcel shows you how to actually build one from the Benchcrafted kit. And not only that, he shows you why he deviates from the assembly instructions to introduce more functionality, and reveals a couple of clever modifications and a jig he’s made to speed his workflow.

Because this video is long, we’ve cued it up into sections for you, so you can skip to the parts you’re interested in:

Introducing the Vise

[40 seconds long]

The Original Design’s Intended Usage

[1 minute long]

Revealing the Benchcrafted Kit’s Contents

[2 minutes long]

Building the Vise: Materials You’ll Need

[47 seconds long]

The Actual Build 

(with Paul Marcel’s modifications)

[7 minutes long]

Demonstrating its Basic Use

[2.5 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 1

(Why he made it assymetrical with the extra long right side)

[50 seconds long]

Demonstrating a Clever Jig

[2 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 2

(Why he cut V-grooves into the chops)

[1 minute long]

A Closing Joke

[30 seconds long]

As with the David Barron modifications, I’m digging Paul Marcel’s industrial-designer-like careful consideration of how he will actually use the vise and designing for that specifically. And little details, like the way he thinks ahead and future-proofs it with the extra mortise in the chops.

Lastly, please note that this video was made several years ago, when Benchcrafted was still selling the kit with suede rather than Crubber.


Core77

If You’re Going to Build Your Own Moxon Vise, Watch This First

We’ve heard the story of how the Moxon vise was resurrected by Christopher Schwarz; seen a modern-day version created by Benchcrafted; and watched David Barron hack his for greater efficiency.

In this video, engineer Paul Marcel shows you how to actually build one from the Benchcrafted kit. And not only that, he shows you why he deviates from the assembly instructions to introduce more functionality, and reveals a couple of clever modifications and a jig he’s made to speed his workflow.

Because this video is long, we’ve cued it up into sections for you, so you can skip to the parts you’re interested in:

Introducing the Vise

[40 seconds long]

The Original Design’s Intended Usage

[1 minute long]

Revealing the Benchcrafted Kit’s Contents

[2 minutes long]

Building the Vise: Materials You’ll Need

[47 seconds long]

The Actual Build 

(with Paul Marcel’s modifications)

[7 minutes long]

Demonstrating its Basic Use

[2.5 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 1

(Why he made it assymetrical with the extra long right side)

[50 seconds long]

Demonstrating a Clever Jig

[2 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 2

(Why he cut V-grooves into the chops)

[1 minute long]

A Closing Joke

[30 seconds long]

As with the David Barron modifications, I’m digging Paul Marcel’s industrial-designer-like careful consideration of how he will actually use the vise and designing for that specifically. And little details, like the way he thinks ahead and future-proofs it with the extra mortise in the chops.

Lastly, please note that this video was made several years ago, when Benchcrafted was still selling the kit with suede rather than Crubber.


Core77

If You’re Going to Build Your Own Moxon Vise, Watch This First

We’ve heard the story of how the Moxon vise was resurrected by Christopher Schwarz; seen a modern-day version created by Benchcrafted; and watched David Barron hack his for greater efficiency.

In this video, engineer Paul Marcel shows you how to actually build one from the Benchcrafted kit. And not only that, he shows you why he deviates from the assembly instructions to introduce more functionality, and reveals a couple of clever modifications and a jig he’s made to speed his workflow.

Because this video is long, we’ve cued it up into sections for you, so you can skip to the parts you’re interested in:

Introducing the Vise

[40 seconds long]

The Original Design’s Intended Usage

[1 minute long]

Revealing the Benchcrafted Kit’s Contents

[2 minutes long]

Building the Vise: Materials You’ll Need

[47 seconds long]

The Actual Build 

(with Paul Marcel’s modifications)

[7 minutes long]

Demonstrating its Basic Use

[2.5 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 1

(Why he made it assymetrical with the extra long right side)

[50 seconds long]

Demonstrating a Clever Jig

[2 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 2

(Why he cut V-grooves into the chops)

[1 minute long]

A Closing Joke

[30 seconds long]

As with the David Barron modifications, I’m digging Paul Marcel’s industrial-designer-like careful consideration of how he will actually use the vise and designing for that specifically. And little details, like the way he thinks ahead and future-proofs it with the extra mortise in the chops.

Lastly, please note that this video was made several years ago, when Benchcrafted was still selling the kit with suede rather than Crubber.


Core77

If You’re Going to Build Your Own Moxon Vise, Watch This First

We’ve heard the story of how the Moxon vise was resurrected by Christopher Schwarz; seen a modern-day version created by Benchcrafted; and watched David Barron hack his for greater efficiency.

In this video, engineer Paul Marcel shows you how to actually build one from the Benchcrafted kit. And not only that, he shows you why he deviates from the assembly instructions to introduce more functionality, and reveals a couple of clever modifications and a jig he’s made to speed his workflow.

Because this video is long, we’ve cued it up into sections for you, so you can skip to the parts you’re interested in:

Introducing the Vise

[40 seconds long]

The Original Design’s Intended Usage

[1 minute long]

Revealing the Benchcrafted Kit’s Contents

[2 minutes long]

Building the Vise: Materials You’ll Need

[47 seconds long]

The Actual Build 

(with Paul Marcel’s modifications)

[7 minutes long]

Demonstrating its Basic Use

[2.5 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 1

(Why he made it assymetrical with the extra long right side)

[50 seconds long]

Demonstrating a Clever Jig

[2 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 2

(Why he cut V-grooves into the chops)

[1 minute long]

A Closing Joke

[30 seconds long]

As with the David Barron modifications, I’m digging Paul Marcel’s industrial-designer-like careful consideration of how he will actually use the vise and designing for that specifically. And little details, like the way he thinks ahead and future-proofs it with the extra mortise in the chops.

Lastly, please note that this video was made several years ago, when Benchcrafted was still selling the kit with suede rather than Crubber.


Core77

If You’re Going to Build Your Own Moxon Vise, Watch This First

We’ve heard the story of how the Moxon vise was resurrected by Christopher Schwarz; seen a modern-day version created by Benchcrafted; and watched David Barron hack his for greater efficiency.

In this video, engineer Paul Marcel shows you how to actually build one from the Benchcrafted kit. And not only that, he shows you why he deviates from the assembly instructions to introduce more functionality, and reveals a couple of clever modifications and a jig he’s made to speed his workflow.

Because this video is long, we’ve cued it up into sections for you, so you can skip to the parts you’re interested in:

Introducing the Vise

[40 seconds long]

The Original Design’s Intended Usage

[1 minute long]

Revealing the Benchcrafted Kit’s Contents

[2 minutes long]

Building the Vise: Materials You’ll Need

[47 seconds long]

The Actual Build 

(with Paul Marcel’s modifications)

[7 minutes long]

Demonstrating its Basic Use

[2.5 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 1

(Why he made it assymetrical with the extra long right side)

[50 seconds long]

Demonstrating a Clever Jig

[2 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 2

(Why he cut V-grooves into the chops)

[1 minute long]

A Closing Joke

[30 seconds long]

As with the David Barron modifications, I’m digging Paul Marcel’s industrial-designer-like careful consideration of how he will actually use the vise and designing for that specifically. And little details, like the way he thinks ahead and future-proofs it with the extra mortise in the chops.

Lastly, please note that this video was made several years ago, when Benchcrafted was still selling the kit with suede rather than Crubber.


Core77

If You’re Going to Build Your Own Moxon Vise, Watch This First

We’ve heard the story of how the Moxon vise was resurrected by Christopher Schwarz; seen a modern-day version created by Benchcrafted; and watched David Barron hack his for greater efficiency.

In this video, engineer Paul Marcel shows you how to actually build one from the Benchcrafted kit. And not only that, he shows you why he deviates from the assembly instructions to introduce more functionality, and reveals a couple of clever modifications and a jig he’s made to speed his workflow.

Because this video is long, we’ve cued it up into sections for you, so you can skip to the parts you’re interested in:

Introducing the Vise

[40 seconds long]

The Original Design’s Intended Usage

[1 minute long]

Revealing the Benchcrafted Kit’s Contents

[2 minutes long]

Building the Vise: Materials You’ll Need

[47 seconds long]

The Actual Build 

(with Paul Marcel’s modifications)

[7 minutes long]

Demonstrating its Basic Use

[2.5 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 1

(Why he made it assymetrical with the extra long right side)

[50 seconds long]

Demonstrating a Clever Jig

[2 minutes long]

Demonstration of Modification 2

(Why he cut V-grooves into the chops)

[1 minute long]

A Closing Joke

[30 seconds long]

As with the David Barron modifications, I’m digging Paul Marcel’s industrial-designer-like careful consideration of how he will actually use the vise and designing for that specifically. And little details, like the way he thinks ahead and future-proofs it with the extra mortise in the chops.

Lastly, please note that this video was made several years ago, when Benchcrafted was still selling the kit with suede rather than Crubber.


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