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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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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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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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Benchcrafted’s Moxon Vise: A 17th-Century Design with 21st-Century Design Upgrades

After Christopher Schwarz wrote an article on how to build a Moxon vise, untold numbers of people tried it. But a sticking point for some was that one of the design elements in Schwarz’s rendition are handscrews made from wood:

Creating these requires turning blanks and cutting threads into them, a process some found difficult. People began reaching out to Benchcrafted, an Iowa-based manufacturer of high-quality vise hardware. “Soon after the [Moxon vise] article appeared,” they write, “we received numerous requests for hardware to make a vise similar to Schwarz’s version, but without having to buy a tapping kit and deal with the frustration that many have experienced with these kits.”

Benchcrafted looked at the design of the Moxon vise and brought it into the 21st Century. The wooden screws were jettisoned, replaced by carbon steel Acme screws, which can withstand a tremendous amount of force. (Acme screws have trapezoidal thread profiles; this makes them exceptionally strong and the go-to thread profile for power machinery.)

Acme threads
Acme threads

Rather than requiring the user to twist handles with octagonal cross-sections, as in Moxon’s 17th-century version, Benchcrafted added a much more ergonomic touch: Their signature cast-iron handwheels, which have enough mass that once you get them going, they practically spin themselves.

Next they made this interesting design choice: The handwheels do not drive the screws, but rotate on the screws. “Instead of the handwheel rotating the screws and being restricted by the weight of the movable jaw, we’ve fixed the screws to the vise itself (they don’t move) and tapped the handwheels, allowing them to move in and out on the rigid screws. The mass of the wheels and the polished acme threads allows the hand wheels to spin freely and do the work of drawing the jaws together effortlessly.”

Finally they’ve lined the inside of the front chop with Crubber, a material made by grinding cork and rubber and combining them under high pressure. Cut into sheets and used to line a vise, the material provides excellent grip yet will not mar the workpiece.

If you don’t understand any of the descriptions above, watch the following demo and all will be clear:

Benchcrafted manufactures and sells the Moxon vise hardware (for $ 149) only; the end user is meant to provide the wood and knock it together.

Benchcrafted’s design improvements to the Moxon vise are apparent. But next we’ll look at how a couple of ingenious fellows pushed the design even further with some clever hacks.


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Rogue One Trooper Helmet, Working with Marble, a Moxon Vise, Hacking Cordless Drill Batteries & More

Rogue One Shore Trooper Helmet

Star Wars fan Bob Clagett makes an impressively convincing Shoretrooper helmet from Rogue One:

Tiny House Closet Slides from Shower to Over Toilet

In an effort to squeeze efficiency out of every last square inch of a tiny house, Ana White figures out how to make a suspended closet that can slide into the shower when it’s not being used:

LED Sign

La Fabrique DIY whips up a simple backlit sign for their new office in Paris:

Big Movie Prop Clock

Laura Kampf turns some reclaimed wood and a ton of lightbulbs into a prop clock:

DIY Marble Side Table

Ben Uyeda works with a material we might not think to reach for: Marble! Here he shows how easy it is (assuming you have a tile saw) to turn the stuff into a side table:

Laser Cut Pill Box

Another quick one from Ben, this one sponsored by Rockler and their full spectrum desktop laser cutter:

Making Frankendrill – DeWalt Drill With A Makita Battery

When there’s a will, there’s a way. John Heisz had a DeWalt drill with a dead battery, and a worn-out Makita impact driver with a good battery. Here’s how he hacked the surviving parts together:

Making A Zip Tie Holder

A practical project from Nick Ferry to keep his zip ties organized:

Building a Moxon Vise

Dustin Penner creates a beautiful-looking, and of course functional, Moxon vise:


Core77

Rogue One Trooper Helmet, Working with Marble, a Moxon Vise, Hacking Cordless Drill Batteries & More

Rogue One Shore Trooper Helmet

Star Wars fan Bob Clagett makes an impressively convincing Shoretrooper helmet from Rogue One:

Tiny House Closet Slides from Shower to Over Toilet

In an effort to squeeze efficiency out of every last square inch of a tiny house, Ana White figures out how to make a suspended closet that can slide into the shower when it’s not being used:

LED Sign

La Fabrique DIY whips up a simple backlit sign for their new office in Paris:

Big Movie Prop Clock

Laura Kampf turns some reclaimed wood and a ton of lightbulbs into a prop clock:

DIY Marble Side Table

Ben Uyeda works with a material we might not think to reach for: Marble! Here he shows how easy it is (assuming you have a tile saw) to turn the stuff into a side table:

Laser Cut Pill Box

Another quick one from Ben, this one sponsored by Rockler and their full spectrum desktop laser cutter:

Making Frankendrill – DeWalt Drill With A Makita Battery

When there’s a will, there’s a way. John Heisz had a DeWalt drill with a dead battery, and a worn-out Makita impact driver with a good battery. Here’s how he hacked the surviving parts together:

Making A Zip Tie Holder

A practical project from Nick Ferry to keep his zip ties organized:

Building a Moxon Vise

Dustin Penner creates a beautiful-looking, and of course functional, Moxon vise:


Core77

Rogue One Trooper Helmet, Working with Marble, a Moxon Vise, Hacking Cordless Drill Batteries & More

Rogue One Shore Trooper Helmet

Star Wars fan Bob Clagett makes an impressively convincing Shoretrooper helmet from Rogue One:

Tiny House Closet Slides from Shower to Over Toilet

In an effort to squeeze efficiency out of every last square inch of a tiny house, Ana White figures out how to make a suspended closet that can slide into the shower when it’s not being used:

LED Sign

La Fabrique DIY whips up a simple backlit sign for their new office in Paris:

Big Movie Prop Clock

Laura Kampf turns some reclaimed wood and a ton of lightbulbs into a prop clock:

DIY Marble Side Table

Ben Uyeda works with a material we might not think to reach for: Marble! Here he shows how easy it is (assuming you have a tile saw) to turn the stuff into a side table:

Laser Cut Pill Box

Another quick one from Ben, this one sponsored by Rockler and their full spectrum desktop laser cutter:

Making Frankendrill – DeWalt Drill With A Makita Battery

When there’s a will, there’s a way. John Heisz had a DeWalt drill with a dead battery, and a worn-out Makita impact driver with a good battery. Here’s how he hacked the surviving parts together:

Making A Zip Tie Holder

A practical project from Nick Ferry to keep his zip ties organized:

Building a Moxon Vise

Dustin Penner creates a beautiful-looking, and of course functional, Moxon vise:


Core77

Rogue One Trooper Helmet, Working with Marble, a Moxon Vise, Hacking Cordless Drill Batteries & More

Rogue One Shore Trooper Helmet

Star Wars fan Bob Clagett makes an impressively convincing Shoretrooper helmet from Rogue One:

Tiny House Closet Slides from Shower to Over Toilet

In an effort to squeeze efficiency out of every last square inch of a tiny house, Ana White figures out how to make a suspended closet that can slide into the shower when it’s not being used:

LED Sign

La Fabrique DIY whips up a simple backlit sign for their new office in Paris:

Big Movie Prop Clock

Laura Kampf turns some reclaimed wood and a ton of lightbulbs into a prop clock:

DIY Marble Side Table

Ben Uyeda works with a material we might not think to reach for: Marble! Here he shows how easy it is (assuming you have a tile saw) to turn the stuff into a side table:

Laser Cut Pill Box

Another quick one from Ben, this one sponsored by Rockler and their full spectrum desktop laser cutter:

Making Frankendrill – DeWalt Drill With A Makita Battery

When there’s a will, there’s a way. John Heisz had a DeWalt drill with a dead battery, and a worn-out Makita impact driver with a good battery. Here’s how he hacked the surviving parts together:

Making A Zip Tie Holder

A practical project from Nick Ferry to keep his zip ties organized:

Building a Moxon Vise

Dustin Penner creates a beautiful-looking, and of course functional, Moxon vise:


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