|Project by edwood1975||posted 01-19-2015 01:46 AM||3051 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
I found a project online on how to build your own Moxon vise and I had almost everything to build it. The project called for 1/2” plywood and 1/2” pipe clamps….
I had the clamps but I only had 3/4” and 1/2” MDF…I Know that mdf is not as strong as plywood but I just spend a small fortune on my workbench I didn’t want a project that cost $$ so I used what I had.
I decided that I would make my own adjustment knobs to move the sliding base to.. you can see how its done here
To keep the jaws of the vise square the design used a square box and it is kind of handy on the workbench as you can use it to put small tools into..
The whole vise moves away from the bench so as that you can work on end grain work..i love this feature…
Since I don’t readily keep 2” stock of anything around I had to glue 3 boards together, this was the first time for me. In the instructional video the guy used a lot of clamps but in particular he used 4 “K” clamps or parallel clamps so I was gonna go and get a few till I saw how much they cost..so I scrapped that idea.. I used every clamp I owned and it worked out fine…
I hope you like this design, the only regret that I have is that I purchased a Drill press midway through this project and had already bored the pipe holes through the mdf.. in the future Ill be more prepared.