$40 Moxon Vise – Easy to build in an afternoon!

$40 Moxon Vise – Easy to build in an afternoon!

A Moxon Vise is a great tool to have when you start to work with hand tools. It’s essential for dovetails and other joinery methods that require you to work on the end of a board.

Easily clamp it on your workbench and store it away while not in use!

Best thing about this Moxon Vise, the hardware only costs $40!

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  1. Michael Rafa on May 6, 2023 at 10:10 am

    Love how you dive right into projects…especially in your old shop with just a contractor’s table saw and a planer!!

  2. Kristoffer Hays on May 6, 2023 at 10:11 am

    I have a question for you regarding the clamping of this build. I was looking at the Benchcraft Moxon equipment and the cost is something I just can’t justify. I do like the look of the wheels but I can live with practical and functional any day. However, they do have a nice part on the design, and I am wondering if you can give an opinion on. I noticed in your video that you have some hold-fast clamps on your bench. On The Benchraft Moxon vise, they have a back stabilizer that if a person were to install at the bottom of the back jaw on the table they could use a hold-fast vs clamps. What I do not know how well does the hold fast hold the assembly in place? Normally they have great clamping force, and I would like to utilize them if those would work just as well as using front mechanical clamps. What is your opinion, and have you used the holdfast on this?

  3. Stan Moderate on May 6, 2023 at 10:11 am

    Very helpfull.

  4. GoodDogTech on May 6, 2023 at 10:12 am

    Slow down with wider bits particularly with dense timber this allows heat to dissipate and the wood’s resin to redeposit itself on the work. Love your work.

  5. Contessa Adella on May 6, 2023 at 10:12 am

    Hmmm, your kit for under 40 Dollars…just twenty four months later, and via Amazon in UK, is now 120 Dollars. Sickening prices. Not Tamar’s fault of course, but all these Moxon kits shown on the various YT Woodworking channels, are stupendously expensive for a couple of rods, nuts and clamp. It would be less costly to just install a pair of regular metal carpentry vices spaced two feet apart huh!!!
    Still love the channel…

  6. Bartibogue Sunset on May 6, 2023 at 10:13 am

    The kit is now selling for over $100. in 2022

  7. Rusty DeGeorge on May 6, 2023 at 10:13 am

    In the process of building this right now…can’t wait to put it to use!!

  8. Russ Barnes on May 6, 2023 at 10:15 am

    This was very helpful for me thank you.

  9. Fred Meyer on May 6, 2023 at 10:16 am

    Best Moxon build video I have seen.

  10. Katherine Rudert on May 6, 2023 at 10:17 am

    Thanks for the video, it is great. The kit no longer comes with instructions. Are you able to post a link or photo to those? Also do you have a vid for the tapering jig you used?

  11. Tom Pullen on May 6, 2023 at 10:17 am

    Just a small suggestion. I built my vise with the front jaw 1/4 to 1/2 inch taller than the rear jaw so that it hangs down below the rear jaw, aligning it with the front of the bench.

  12. J. M on May 6, 2023 at 10:17 am

    Another great video, thanks! I like your thicknesser; it looks like a great piece of kit for the size of workshop I’d like to build someday! What is it? Also, your table saw looks neat and compact, but I can’t see the make either. Keep these awesome videos coming!

  13. Steven Davis on May 6, 2023 at 10:19 am

    Excellent video Tamar where did you buy the hardware kit

  14. JohnnyBallou on May 6, 2023 at 10:19 am

    I should get college credit for all your videos that I’ve avidly watched!😮 Great education!😊

  15. Bear Thompson on May 6, 2023 at 10:19 am

    Thanks for this! I watched your vid a little while and finally got around to making my Moxon vise. Great easy to follow directions.

  16. Vergilio Stahlschimidt on May 6, 2023 at 10:19 am


  17. Belkhir Benhalitem on May 6, 2023 at 10:20 am

    Very nice 👌 video 📹

  18. John R. Johnston on May 6, 2023 at 10:21 am

    Quite a few measuring sticks your pitching in this Vid. LOL (but not that loud). I’ve been earning my living as a carp for 30 plus years in North America . Imperial measure. Since I’m in semi retirement I’m forcing myself to use metric. Metric Rules! Hope to see you challenge the Imperial system one day. After all you defeated British Rule centuries ago but you still use The length of King Henry’s arm as the base of your measuring system. And yet the Brits have evolved with most of the planet to the much more sensical and more precise system of base 10 metric. Anyhow I have been following your work for a few years now and think you are evolving fantasticomisma. (made up that word I think but have the gender right with the A on the end)

  19. Bartibogue Sunset on May 6, 2023 at 10:22 am

    I notice you have no guard on your table saw. I had to take my guard off as well , kept jamming the board no how many time i did an alignment

  20. guy wood on May 6, 2023 at 10:27 am

    Was on my wishlist to purchase – thanks for saving me a bunch of shekels with this video. I have some nice wallnut planks that will work. All the best for 2023

  21. Joseph Peightel on May 6, 2023 at 10:27 am

    In this video you angle the front jaw of the vice downward (chamfer it ) so that when using a saw the jaw won’t be in your way. Any reason you didn’t do that on the portable workbench build ?

  22. Rick Braden on May 6, 2023 at 10:29 am


  23. Marcos Med on May 6, 2023 at 10:29 am

    funny ends

    I remember a TV show in Brazil, they showed the errors in the recordings at the end of the show

  24. bernard paumier on May 6, 2023 at 10:31 am

    thank you for this very good video.. i’ll make this one f, or my shop. I subscribed to your chanel from France. Though I must admit I don’t manage to understand everything you say aftez wathing at the video several times I manage to get the main idea..LOL… Once again thank you for your very instructive explanations and keep on showing your beautiful smile

  25. wilson goodrich on May 6, 2023 at 10:33 am

    I really liked this moxon vise tutorial, I’ve watched several of these now and I’ll have to say your chisel work is better than most. My question is: where did you get the hardware?

  26. Roland Harrison on May 6, 2023 at 10:36 am

    I’ve been thinking of doing my own moxon vice for a while now. I plan to try out boring dog holes to match my bench and insert the dogs half and half. That ough’a hold it !!! Ya think?

    I’m also going to try cutting my own wood screws and tapping my nuts 🌰. Hey kids no giggles.

  27. James Harris on May 6, 2023 at 10:36 am


  28. Texas Man on May 6, 2023 at 10:37 am

    Even if a person had no interest in a moxon vice, your explanation of everything you do while you work is excellent. I picked up some unexpected tips while watching and listening — like scribing with a knife blade instead using a pencil for chizzling the nut recess hole. Also, your chizzling techniques were good reminders of how do it for precise results. Thanks so much! I’ll be back.

  29. buddy s on May 6, 2023 at 10:38 am

    thanks for the moxon vise build. it has come in handy in glue-ups, where the length, width, and thickness are within the constraints of the vise. in several cases the moxon vise replaced up to 6 clamps. woohoo.

  30. Roberto Ronci on May 6, 2023 at 10:42 am

    I wish this quality kit was available in Europe 🤕. Where I live 40 dollars would get you the threaded rods

  31. DAN ALEXANDROAIE on May 6, 2023 at 10:42 am

    Hi, very nice tutorial, I really like it. May I have the blue print of this wooden vise, please?

  32. D L K on May 6, 2023 at 10:42 am


  33. Alva Goldbook on May 6, 2023 at 10:43 am

    What size forstner bits did you use?

  34. Jonathan Nail on May 6, 2023 at 10:45 am

    Yay! I was looking for something just like this. Was watching your sharpening video and saw your moxon in action, and figured you had a build vid somewhere. 🙂

  35. Mark Vios on May 6, 2023 at 10:47 am

    Here’s a good quietion. What do you do about boards that have internal tension, so that when you rip them on the tablesaw they want to bind on the saw. Then very hard to feed foward and to pull them back?

  36. Jorge Otero on May 6, 2023 at 10:49 am

    Thanks. This is what I needed

  37. Bartiti الجزائر تحيا on May 6, 2023 at 10:51 am

    Simple et efficace

  38. Marcos Med on May 6, 2023 at 10:52 am

    your videos are very easy to learn , I hope you get 5 million or more subscribers, there are so many other youtubers who don’t teach anything and have 20 million ridiculous, people don’t give importance to learning.

  39. Mark Sullivan on May 6, 2023 at 10:56 am

    Nice Work.

  40. Rick Dringoli on May 6, 2023 at 10:56 am


  41. pgoessnitzer on May 6, 2023 at 10:56 am

    Great video and very informative. Thanks!

  42. Neilcourtwalker on May 6, 2023 at 10:57 am

    Since then 2 years have passed. Do you still use this moxon vise? Do the jaws still close over the whole contact area? Have a good day 🙂

  43. Baxterchov on May 6, 2023 at 10:58 am

    I’ve only just stumbled onto this video, and will now check out many more. 🙂
    This one has great production: concise explanations; natural manner; task focused, rather than on presenter; judicious use of fast-fwd; tight editing but without being rushed; very little jargon.
    All of these features mean this vid is accessible for people like me, with some skills and experience, yet without insulting the intelligence of those who make me look like a butcher. 😅
    Great work, Tamar! 👏

  44. non participant on May 6, 2023 at 10:59 am

    Very enjoyable video. Everything from the sound, lighting, editing, content, etc. All first class, which takes time and is not easy. Although it is an older video, it’s still good to see young women just blowing the damn doors off of stereotypes, to the point that it isn’t even considered a conversation. Thanks for this.

  45. Kim Miles on May 6, 2023 at 10:59 am

    Love your channel. Your videos are easy to understand and very informative.

  46. James Nasmith on May 6, 2023 at 11:00 am

    Isn’t the raison d’être of this vice is raising the height of dovetail work and to avoid bending over while chiselling?

  47. Wombly_ on May 6, 2023 at 11:02 am

    Can I attach this vise to a workbench with bolts if I want?

  48. Rob Klouth on May 6, 2023 at 11:02 am


  49. Bartibogue Sunset on May 6, 2023 at 11:03 am

    Thanks looking for something like that which i can take outdoors to do work on an outdoor bench

  50. David Humphrey on May 6, 2023 at 11:09 am

    You could use the hold downs that are sitting on your bench. Whack and your done. In referencing to sharpening the drill bit. The forsner bit is the easiest one to sharpen, if you would like to know.

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