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Wheelchair Accessible Moxen Vise

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Blog entry by gsuing posted 03-07-2013 05:32 AM 1478 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For the disabled woodworker, wrangling the standard front vise handle while dovetailing is a constant burden. See how the vise handle interferes with the legs.

Enter the Moxen Vise. This vise was built from hardware made by Benchcrafted. Here is the Moxen Vise in standard mode.

That’s great, but it is too high for the disabled woodworker.

The solution is to flip the Moxen Vise over and lower it about four inches. Here it is flipped over and ready to be attached to the bench. The dowels slip into the square (GASP!) dog holes and the vertical cleats prevent the nuts from scuffing the bench skirt.

Now the vise is lowered into accessible mode and ready to be clamped into place.

The vise is at a comfortable height and no vise handles interfere with the legs or wheelchair. Yay!

Just finished practicing a mitered dovetail joint used in Schwarz’s Jefferson bookcases.

When finsihed, the vise can be moved out of the way with one hand.

One more shot of the rear of the vise.



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#1 posted 03-07-2013 11:50 AM

Sweet work and creative adaptations !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 03-07-2013 05:12 PM

good thinking.

-- Joel

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#3 posted 07-13-2013 01:16 AM

Nice work, great addition.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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