Pattern Maker's Woodworking Vise

Pattern Maker's Woodworking Vise

What can’t this vise do? Morton walks us through all the ways to use this extraordinarily versatile vise. To find out more information or to purchase, click here:

If you want to know how to install the Pattern Maker’s Vise, check out this video:


  1. Don Huntington on March 30, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    My Father was a Patternmaker before the World War II, and I now see how much better this Vise is to the conventional Wood Vise AND one of these days I’ll have one .

  2. Henry Gunning on March 30, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    The perfect way to build whatever you want like a woodworking pro is to take advantage of woodwork professional, with out try and fail like them before!

  3. pbl57lsu on March 30, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    Great video! I will build out the face of my bench with room for rotation clearance so i can get that flush supported board.thank you for the upload!

  4. Invention Therapy on March 30, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    I could watch videos of this type of craftsmanship all day.

  5. Una V5 on March 30, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    @_@!!! COOL~

  6. MrArcher0 on March 30, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    I am 55 and have my great grandfather’s pattern maker’s vice in the original bench he built almost 100 years ago. I am here to say you installed that vice wrong. You can notch out the table top to allow that back plate, of the vice, to be even with the working edge of your shop bench. I know it cause I have one. It doesn’t interfere with any of the functions of the vice either.

    First uninstall that vise. Take it and lay it upside down on the table with the back plate parallel and flush to the edge of the bench then trace the vice with a heavy pencil line. Cut out removing the pencil line. This allows for enough gap to spin the vice in any orientation you need.

    Or even easier just build out the edge of your bench to be flush with your improperly installed vice. Also cut additional dog holes in the bench top in line with the ones on the vice. You will thank me later…

  7. Zenia Rene on March 30, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    I want one and I’m not even a woodworker =)

  8. Danny Comsa on March 30, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    It is hard to tell from the video angles – but why can’t you just inset the vise farther back? Could you not just inset the whole thing flush with the front by insetting it farther back?

  9. Starving Poet on March 30, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    That is a fun looking vice, but I have to agree with you – without being flush to the side of the table, I can’t see myself using it.

  10. Re-Mark on March 30, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Does someone know how this device is called in German?
    Can you buy it somewhere in Europe?

  11. Gino Asci on March 30, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    Excellent review !!!

  12. 738polarbear on March 30, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    Some things just cannot be improved upon can they? !40 year old design ,fantastic.

  13. Doorkicker505 on March 30, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    That vice is amazing !!

  14. The Ropers on March 30, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Thanks for the great video. Very informational, well made, and no goofing off. Nice job.

  15. Tony Greer on March 30, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Excellent review and much needed as time goes by for those who don’t know much about this vice or just became aware of it. Thank you!!!!

  16. Eachells Fine Furniture on March 30, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Rather late in my working life , but I deserve this vice , and will get one ! It’s brilliant 👌!!

  17. Sloanirrigation on March 30, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    I see this particular one is not available at the moment. I see one on Amazon and I see another by a different company. Are these like some china tools, different name, same tool made by same Chinese company?

  18. Lech Tokarski on March 30, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Świetne – genialne – chciałbym takie mieć w swoim warsztacie ale u nas są niedostępne

  19. The1andOnly1ToB on March 30, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    What was the make / model of the vise you demoed? What the cost?

  20. IntimateGamer on March 30, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    What is that particular brand and model? I soooo want one!

  21. BearKat Wood on March 30, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Like the old ones, but newer 😉 Need it.

  22. Pianostyle100 on March 30, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    very cool keep it in mind. i use vices to straighten boards and warped plywood.

  23. jallenmorris1 on March 30, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    But I’m not a pattern maker! I’m a professional sawdust maker and board-shortener.

  24. 738polarbear on March 30, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    The bench dogs have two ends . Round And rectangular. He never showed that.

  25. russ evans on March 30, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    i wonder how many times u would walk into it, catching ur hip on a flush vise is bad enough

  26. Sloanirrigation on March 30, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Will it lock in all positions?

  27. anna hattie on March 30, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    interesting points ,if anyone else needs to find out about woodworking project design try Jadonite Wood Blueprints Buddy (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some decent things about it and my m8 got cool results with it.

  28. The1andOnly1ToB on March 30, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Impressive. Thanks for showing, I never knew of this type of vise. I haven’t built my bench yet, but when I do I will have to consider this

  29. craftsmank on March 30, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    i ended up with a pair of these from an auction at a Plymouth naval training centre.    Something i would never buy because i dont like the idea of metal on wood – dont like the idea of saws accidentally cutting into the metal jaws – chisels being nicked – boy was i wrong.  The ones i got were made by wadkin.  They are simply superb so i did some historical research.  It was invented by a guy called Emmert and patented in 1891.  A good quality Emmert can fetch as mush as 1000 dollars.   Awesome machine