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Moxon Vise Benchtop Bench #3: Assembly

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Blog entry by lysdexic posted 01-07-2013 04:50 AM 2010 reads 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: hardware installation and more design considerations Part 3 of Moxon Vise Benchtop Bench series Part 4: Shaping the front »

I did not get as much done as I wanted this weekend. Just a few notes and pics of the glue-up and assembly.

One goal I had was to make the front chop square with the table top. The glue up had to be perfect because it didn’t want the chop or table top to slip. If it does, then I would have to plane the entire surface of one of these until getting back to square and flat and, knowing my skill level, would probably just end up chasing my tail.

To help with this, i decided to plane a rabbet on the under surface of the table top for the fixed chop to register. I set the fence on the skew rabbet plane to the width of the fixed chop.

Of course the damn fence moved. NOTE: The Veritas skewed rabbet is a fine plane but you have to crank down on the knurled nuts and be mindful. Otherwise it performs very well.

Gluing up late. I posted this picture on the workbench smack down thread until some evil hacker fuxed up the HTML code. I turned the legs around to help square the glue-up.

From here it was just glue and clamps. The final assembly.

Of course there is always something that goes wrong. When I marked out for my dog hole I did not allow for the fixed chop below.

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Next up, shaping the mobile chop and then some wipe-on-poly.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali



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#1 posted 01-07-2013 04:59 AM

Truly a beaut. Nice addition in the the works, well done!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#2 posted 01-07-2013 05:27 AM

Very nice Scott. Thanks as always for taking us along with you.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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#3 posted 01-07-2013 10:38 AM

Great work Scott.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#4 posted 01-07-2013 12:20 PM

Nice work, now it’s just time for the cosmetics :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#5 posted 01-07-2013 03:20 PM

Those dammn hackers! LOL.

The think looks sweet Scott, really looks like a back save. You could drill that first dog hole a little deeper and then drill a larger hole horizontally into the back of the fixed chop. That would let you get your hand in there to move up the dog. Like you did on your bench with the dog hole that went into the leg.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#6 posted 01-07-2013 04:00 PM

Yea Mauricio that is what I will end up doing. It just goes to show that even with something as simple as a Moxon vise, there is always sumpin’.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#7 posted 01-07-2013 04:22 PM

Yeah, thats part of the fun, creative problem solving.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#8 posted 01-08-2013 03:06 AM

Looking good Scott. Square is so deceptively difficult for me, all respect for how you so consistently attain it.

Thanks for sharing and sorry that you fell victim to the hackers. I witnessed their shenanigans, that was a train wreck. :)

-- ~Tony

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#9 posted 01-08-2013 08:32 AM

That hacking episode was the most I’ve laughed in a long time, I mean tears rollin’, wee leakin’ funny.

I’m not laughing at your Moxon deluxe though Scott. She is a beaut. You’ll have a huge amount of versatility now.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#10 posted 01-09-2013 03:33 AM

Scott I am digging the table top. On mine that area is dead space. It winds up holding hammers and screwdrivers.
I see a mode in my moxin future.
Nice.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#11 posted 01-09-2013 03:38 AM

You have taken this friggin’ thing over top. Bravo on the next level vise. Now, we are ready to see some top notch dovetails and projects rolling out. : )

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#12 posted 01-09-2013 03:45 AM

Shane, I have no intention on actually using this stuff. Silly.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#13 posted 01-09-2013 03:59 AM

I know, it is too good to use anyway. Better send it to me, so it will be safe and unused here too. It is really nice, I like the legs and the “benchtop” feature. Youare on a roll.

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#14 posted 01-09-2013 04:23 AM

Shane, I have no intention on actually using this stuff. Silly.
Thats funnnnnny

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#15 posted 01-12-2013 12:48 AM

Sweet stuff Scott.Now that I see how you did the feet Im not sure I would have bothered with how they look so much.Was it just ocd or am I missing something/tired?

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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