It seems the blessings continue to bestow themselves upon us here at Texas Heritage. After having our aprons featured in issue 218 of Furniture & Cabinetmaking, I was contacted by the editor, Derek Jones, about writing an article covering the construction of a Moxon Vise interpretation that I devised. I gladly accepted the challenge and went straight to work. Having never written anything article worthy before, the challenge was a bit daunting at first. With some coaching from Derek and a few inspired late night writing sessions, the article began to take shape. My wife Sarah and I spent a bit of time in the shop documenting the construction process. Apparently we had a pretty good eye for photography, when it was all said and done my Moxon Vise article had made it onto the cover of the July 2014 issue! Check the article out below.
I can't express my gratitude enough to the staff at Furniture & Cabinetmaking magazine. They have been wonderful in their support of the small toomakers. Do yourself a favor and go subscribe to their magazine. They consistently have great content that you just won't find anywhere else.
The Moxon Vise was originally intended to be built for myself, for personal use. Based on the tremendous feedback and support for this project, we have decided to start producing Moxon Hardware kits in limited runs. Our first run will be available at Woodworking In America this September in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Each kit will include two screws with wing nuts and a piece of leather for lining the jaw. The introductory price of the hardware kit will be $80. The hardware will come as bare steel, I will leave the finishing decision up to each individual person. After Woodworking In America, the kits will be available on the website for purchase. Stay tuned for more announcements about new products debuting at WIA2014!