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Offline Birdhunter

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Portable Dovetailing Bench
« on: July 12, 2018, 05:22 AM »
Somewhere, I’ve seen a description along with build plans for a portable dovetailing bench. However, I can’t find it.

It looked perfect for clamping it on top of an MFT. It had a vise on the front that was tightened with two big handles.

I’ve done a bunch of searches on the forum without success.

I can probably remember enough to make something like what I saw, but the plans would help.

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Offline RobBob

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Re: Portable Dovetailing Bench
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 08:25 AM »

Scroll all the way down for plans.
Benchcrafted moxon vise plans


Lie-Nielsen dovetail vise
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 08:51 AM by RobBob »

Offline derekcohen

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Re: Portable Dovetailing Bench
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 08:33 AM »
There are different styles of Moxon vises. This one I have been using for 7 years ..

It has a couple of novel features. Articles on design and build at ..

Regards from Perth


Offline RKA

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Re: Portable Dovetailing Bench
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 09:54 AM »
Tools For Working Wood has a nice/simple hardware kit for making your own moxon vice.  ($69)

Offline RustE

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« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 11:46 AM by RustE »

Offline clark_fork

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Re: Portable Dovetailing Bench
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 01:41 PM »
Best bet..

Jeff Miller's Bench Top Bench from  Fine Woodworking modified with a Moxon vise.

Clark Fork

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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Portable Dovetailing Bench
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 02:58 PM »
Thanks to everyone who responded. Lots of great ideas.