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    Moxon storage

    Love the Moxon. I'm already sawing away more as I practice the art of the dovetail joint in preparation for making a bathroom wall cabinet sometime this year, I hope.

    While I was making it, I only vaguely foresaw the bite the Moxon would take out of my bench space. Mine has just 18" between screws, but it's still 30" left to right. I can leave it in place and still have chiseling room to its left, so that's OK while making dovetails. But once the joint making is over, the Moxon is a hulking behemoth on the bench. What to do?

    Inspired by a Creeker (sorry, I didn't look you up before posting this), I decided to hang it up in one of the few remaining unused spaces in my garage shop. Here's my solution:

    hanging.jpg

    It's just a 3/8" aluminum bar from Home Depot, set into two brackets made from pipe strap. One is raised to give a slight downward angle and prevent the vise from sliding off. At probably fifteen pounds, it might tend to bend the bar over time, so I can foresee going to a 1/2" bar if need be.

    The reward is the clearest bench I've had in a very long time:

    clear bench.jpg

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    Very nice! Out of the way is good indeed!
    ~mike

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    Clever solution Bob. I don't think my shop was that clean on the day I moved in. Well done.
    You know, the worst ain't so bad when it finally happens.
    Not half as bad as you figure it'll be before it's happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Jones 5443 View Post
    The reward is the clearest bench I've had in a very long time:

    clear bench.jpg
    Where's the garbage can full of shavings and scraps near the light switch? If anyone asks for a tour, you've appropriate dressing handy.

    Scandalous to show a bench in that condition.

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    Bob, you should be ashamed of yourself making us all look bad with such a nice clean looking shop

    That is a pretty smart solution (given that it works with your vice).

    I have pondered what to do with mine and have not yet determined a good solution for my setup.

    Thanks for the photo, this is something that I have struggled with in my mind for some years and have simply not gotten around to solving.

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    Ok...what IS a Moxxon? may have to start calling my bench stool a Moxxon...

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    Guys, sorry about the bench shot. No one-upmanship intended. What you donít see is that I moved over to the table saw half a cubic foot of cutoff pieces I canít bring myself to toss, plus a 690 router I havenít made a French cleat cradle for. But Iím getting close. Itís aspirational.

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    I like the vertical hanging idea!

    I just shove mine on a shelf, but that takes up a lot of otherwise valuable space.

    PXL_20201115_203033817.jpg

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    Bob, can you tell me a little about those lights you have on your bench? Did you have to do anything special to the base to get them to fit into the holes?

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    My shop space is limited so my moxon went up & upside down.

    20210113_111105.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Coffman View Post
    My shop space is limited so my moxon went up & upside down.

    20210113_111105.jpg
    Now that is sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clifford McGuire View Post
    Bob, can you tell me a little about those lights you have on your bench? Did you have to do anything special to the base to get them to fit into the holes?
    Clifford, one of the lights, the smaller profile one, came from Amazon: Next LED Cree.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I couldn't find where the other, slightly larger one came from just now.

    To hold them into standard 3/4" dog holes I use this magnetic plate from Lee Valley:

    https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop...t?item=15J7702



    ... and this post to screw it to:

    https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop...led-work-light


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    There are 4 hinges at the back- does the workbench lift up?

    Love the pencil holder.
    Last edited by Dave Zellers; 01-14-2021 at 6:43 PM.

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    Yes, it flips up. Itís over 200 pounds, so I have a carabiner at the end of a 7:1 block and tackle bolted to a wall stud, and a 3/8Ē eye ring bolted under the front of the bench. I donít pull the bench up often, but funny you should ask. I was thinking of shortening the legs a bit to re-level the bench. My garage floor is not level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zellers View Post
    There are 4 hinges at the back- does the workbench lift up?

    Love the pencil holder.
    The pencil holder is my favorite shop accessory. My son made it in middle school. It is now the one tool I have not found a place for off the bench.

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