|Project by chrisstef||posted 10-04-2015 05:16 PM||2332 views||5 times favorited||40 comments|
Now that ive finished up my bench i wanted to keep the theme and work on some bench accessories. I just finished this moxon vice.
Lumber is reclaimed chestnut and oak that came from a, built in 1840’s, church steeple in hartford ct. The handwheels were found in pratt and whitney’s original factory also in hartford. The hardware was fabricated by a tool maker at pratt’s newer facility by a friend of my father in laws. The jaws are lined with vegetable tanned leather i got from tandy leather.
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty