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Project by edwood1975 posted 01-19-2015 01:46 AM 2955 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

Here is link to project online:..


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.

-- Ed





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#1 posted 01-19-2015 03:03 AM

So this vise sits on Top of you Workbench and is permanently attached there?

OR: How did you attach it to the Bench Surface and is it removable (Bolted On) if need be?

EDIT: No. I guess it can’t be permanently attached if the base part slides back and forth on the bench surface.

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#2 posted 01-19-2015 03:36 AM

I don’t think you used enough glue. :-0

Why MDF? Why not some solid wood?

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 01-19-2015 03:37 AM

Read my post!!

-- Ed

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#4 posted 01-19-2015 03:38 AM



I don t think you used enough glue. :-0

Why MDF? Why not some solid wood?

- woodchuckerNJ


Read my intro post… It explains it all there and like I said never did this before… I’m a slight above amateur !!!!

-- Ed

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#5 posted 01-19-2015 03:41 AM



So this vise sits on Top of you Workbench and is permanently attached there?

OR: How did you attach it to the Bench Surface and is it removable (Bolted On) if need be?

EDIT: No. I guess it can t be permanently attached if the base part slides back and forth on the bench surface.

- Rick

No this vise is not permanently attached to the bench.. It’s attached by screws to a sliding platform that has a sliding notch cut into the sliding piece and that is attached by a bolt through the wooden handle on the top of the bench and that is then received by a T nut under the bench…

-- Ed

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#6 posted 01-19-2015 06:17 AM

”No this vise is not permanently attached to the bench.. It’s attached by screws to a sliding platform that has a sliding notch cut into the sliding piece and that is attached by a bolt through the wooden handle on the top of the bench and that is then received by a T nut under the bench…”

Thank You.

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#7 posted 01-19-2015 02:16 PM

Thanks for everyone’s constructive criticism !!! Always a pleasure !!! Lol

-- Ed

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#8 posted 01-19-2015 10:30 PM

Sorry Ed. It did come off as Criticism. I’ll try to be more Gentle with your next Posting….LOL..

Rick

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#9 posted 01-20-2015 02:09 AM



Sorry Ed. It did come off as Criticism. I ll try to be more Gentle with your next Posting….LOL..

Rick

- Rick

It’s ok Larry… If I’m honest some times I find it hard to let go of a project and I go a little overboard.. As far as the mistake I make I try and just learn and move on
Sorry Ed. It did come off as Criticism. I ll try to be more Gentle with your next Posting….LOL..

Rick

- Rick


-- Ed

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#10 posted 01-20-2015 02:20 PM

It’s something ’’got to build’’.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 01-20-2015 04:19 PM

nothing wrong with using what you have available to build what you need!

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#12 posted 01-20-2015 05:22 PM

Looks good but I’m wondering why making it slide adds value to it? Every Moxon I’ve ever seen always hangs off the bench (all the time). That’s how I made mine.

The tool compartment is a nice touch.

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