Thanks, everyone, for the kind words about my Moxon Vise. I enjoyed making these handwheels, but, man, it was difficult! Someone asked me how I secured the vise to my bench. Most Moxon vises I’ve seen are secured to the bench with clamps. I didn’t like the look of that. Also, I wanted to be able to “install” the Moxon vise in one step. My bench has ¾” round dog holes, so I drilled holes into the underside of the fixed jaw and inserted ¾” oak dowels. I designed it so the dowel on the right side would fit into a dog hole in my tail vise so I could lock the Moxon vise by tightening my tail vise. It turns out that just putting the dowels in the dog holes is secure enough. Someone else pointed out that I didn’t have a stabilizer on the back of the vise. The fixed jaw is 1 ¾” thick and is really rigid. I don’t plan on tightening the vise so hard that it would make the fixed jaw flex. Even if I did, I can’t see the harm in a little flexing. I can always add a stabilizer later if I see a need. Here’s a video showing how I install the Moxon vise on my bench and how the handwheels work. Thanks for looking!
-- Mitch, http://furnitude.blogspot.com Also blog at http://www.craftsy.com/blog/author/mitch-roberson/