|Project by palaswood||posted 09-22-2015 03:37 PM||1057 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I’ve found work holding to indeed be one of the most important parts of woodworking, next to sharp tools and knowing the grain. This moxon-style vise is constructed of quartersawn red oak with handles of Maple and Black Mulberry.
The hardware was salvaged from discarded crates from a motorcycle company (it was unused in a bag). There are hex nuts tucked into the front of the back face where I chiseled out a hex hole, and held to the bench with washers and two more hex nuts on the back.
The handles were glued up after chiseling out a spot to insert a hex nut, which you can see nestled inside in the picture of the rough shaped handles. They spin like butter.
I made it chiefly for hand cutting dovetails. Holds pretty darn good!
-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram