|Project by Rayne||posted 01-30-2015 03:32 AM||4076 views||31 times favorited||26 comments|
Here’s my take on the Moxon vise. It’s similar to the Veritas version with several modifications to reduce cost. I built this plan from scratch using only Veritas’ photos as a general guide since I couldn’t find a plan to make one of these. I think Lowe’s knows me well enough after this project considering how many times I had to go back to find the right item…So far it’s working very well, although I will take some suggestions on what to finish the vise and cover with. I was thinking of just using danish oil, but if anyone has any other better ideas, I’m all for it. This is made out of Oak (hardest wood I can find locally), 3/4” screw, sprockets, 2”x6” lumber for the cover, plumbing Tees, and Poplar for the handles. Please critique or just comment on my work. Thanks for looking.
Laminated some Oak together and drill dog holes.
Laying out where the Tee/Sprocket will be placed
Drilling into the bench to mount jaw.
Testing the Fit after drilling and epoxying 2 – 3/4” nuts in the back.
Screws were too long, so back into the vise to Hand Trim (yeah, 11 p.m. at night; have neighbors; no choice)
Using double nuts to insert screw into poplar handle
Successful install of screw
Used Brass inserts in knobs for easy removal
Testing the handles in Tees
Tees drills and pinned using Spring Pins. The screw isn’t going anywhere.
Sprocket has 2 set screws, so I drilled little openings into the screw to hold fast
Basic Test Run
Test Run with Chain after lubricating with Paste Wax…so much smoother now.
Time for the cover; post routing of shape and getting ready to be cut (I’m proud of myself for making the full cover a 1/4” longer to account for the blade thickness post-cut; it looks better this way)
Cover Cut very nicely.
Middle Cover Installed