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Moxon Vise with Hold Downs

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Project by Twodeuce posted 92 days ago 2129 views 13 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know everyone has made a Moxon Vise. Mine is not much different from thousands of others with the exception that I couldn’t find anyone who had a built-in solution to hold their work perpendicular to the chops.
I use the Benchcrafted kit and built my own.
I didn’t want it too heavy, yet I wanted a little bit of “tabletop” for a larger reference surface and support. The extended top only measures 4 1/2” but is more than enough to support my dovetail alignment board.
Finally, my solution was the Rockler hold downs and track bar that were added to keep my pin board from slipping as I mark their location.
Not exactly traditional, but works like a champ!
Hopefully this helps others.





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bluekingfisher

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#1 posted 92 days ago

Everyone but me it would appear. I like your design and the hold down method, effective and simple to use.

Your bench looks to be a topper too, it all looks good together.

Do you cut your dovetails by hand or router??

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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Twodeuce

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#2 posted 92 days ago

BKF,

Thank you!

W/out getting too long winded…I like hand cutting my through dovetails. Half-blind I hand cut my tails and start my lines with my saw on the pins and then rout the waste. I just don’t have the shop time to chisel out all the waste.

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mcoyfrog

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#3 posted 92 days ago

hmm guess I’ll have to join everyone hee hee these are cool

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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bluekingfisher

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#4 posted 92 days ago

Thanks for answering the question. I have just begun to cut dovetails by hand again after many years of neglecting them. I forgot how much fun and satisfying it was. I’ve just learned to enjoy shop time more by taking my time and not worrying about finishing a job in any set time.

Good luck

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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WhoMe

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#5 posted 92 days ago

Nope, no moxon here and no real workbench yet either.so that is two strikes against me..lol
I like your modification. I’m sure it will be really useful.
I’ll have to remember that whenever I build a moxon.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -

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Mosquito

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#6 posted 92 days ago

Very nice. I like the hold down additions

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Rick

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#7 posted 91 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

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