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    Has anyone made the Moravian workbench? I’ve been thinking about making another bench. Started with the Sellers bench, which has been good but it was the first thing I ever made, and have changed work methods. I think I want a flush mounted vise. I have only used a record style vise mounted proud. Have no experience with a flush mounted vise or the leg style vise. I do like its portable. I live in an apartment and will eventually move. Guess I could make one of the leg style vises like it has and just use my iron vise as a tail vise. I was thinking a Klauss scandanavian style but this one seems like a simpler build.

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    • Avatar Of RexusRexus
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      I found it hard to decide which vise configuration to use as well.  So I am taking the trial and error approach.

      I am in the middle of making my Moravian Bench, using Will Myers’ guide as a starting point.

      Initially I am going with a pipe clamp based leg vise, but leave enough room on the end (outside the leg) for a record style vise.

      I like the idea of the wagon vise, but won’t add it until it’s needed.


    • Avatar Of Michaelmicksrmichaelmicksr
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      Was wondering been wanting to build this workbench because I don’t have a big space for a shop has anyone built one yet and how do you like it.

    • Avatar Of Jeffobranchjeffobranch
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      I am building a modified Moravian workbench in which I am using a cast iron vise in where the vise will be imbedded into the bench top same as seen here:


      If you look quickly towards the very end of this short video, you can see the vise attached and buried into the bench. This makes for a very compact vise meaning the vise does not protrude into the workflow area in front of the bench which in my small shop is an important consideration.

      Currently, I have finished fabricating the legs and am about to glue-up the two base end assemblies.

      I have a website and you can see the progress here:


    • Avatar Of Richard DandreaRichard Dandrea
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      Angled face vise, attached to the leg of the Moravian WB.

      Does anyone know where I can get the plans or video for the angled face vise? I purchased the Meyers DVD and it’s mentioned briefly at the very end of the presentation.

    • Avatar Of `Janet Elmore`janet elmore
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      Not quite Moravian, not quite Ruobo, not quite English Joiners.

      I liked the design of the Moravian bench, but felt the angled legs were a bit over my head right now. So I stole some bits from several designs and made my own. I needed something that could come apart and be moved out of my basement at some point. Scored an unused English-made Record vise on FB and built everything using 2×4 and 2×6 lumber from Home Depot. Last pic is with the top and tool tray removed. So far, so good! :)

      Yes, I’m left-handed.

      sorry… pics to follow…

    • Avatar Of Hicksbenedict1hicksbenedict1
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      I have made quit a number… Generally it took me around five workings days to complete a set. It takes up some labor though but the outcome is marvelous.

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