|Project by Radu||posted 12-22-2014 12:35 AM||9758 views||19 times favorited||4 comments|
Here is my version of the Moxon style vise. I was inspired by Jay Bates’ version. I was just about ready to cut some plywood to laminate it, and I decided to visit my “local” construction site. I found some off-cuts from the laminated beams they use (12” wide x 1 3/4” thick).
I ended up with 24” long jaws x 6” wide x 1 3/4” thick. I used 1/2” pipe clamps. I decided to enclose the pipe clamp jaws in wood, to prevent their rotation and also when I open the clamps the front jaw moves too – the picture explains it better. It is mounted on a piece of 7/8” OSB, which you already guessed where I got it from, and clamped to the bench with a couple of C-clamps.
I used it a few times and holds everything nice and tight. I wanted a vise for long time and I’m very happy with it – I should have built it a lot sooner. If you don’t have one, don’t wait any longer. It’s a million times better that none.
Thanks again everyone who provided inspiration for this project.