|Project by swirt||posted 04-19-2016 03:53 AM||1150 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
I have been guilty of ogling a Moxon vise or two. I like their ability to clamp wide things, and raise things up where I can see them better without hunching over. I like the bench-on-bench for the same reason. Then I saw Popular Woodworking: Yoav Liberman’s Bench Bull and I knew I had to make one. But then I thought about how easy it would be to turn that into Moxon like thing. And he came out with a part II that made me realize I was on the right track. All I had to do was use pipe clamps, but added a new twist to make them less prone to making me bump into them in my small workshop.
My son(7) and I made a pair of Bench Bulls from one Southern Yellow Pine 2”x10”x8’. For the vise part, I used Pony Deep Reach clamps, but spun them around to put the business end … the painful end, at the back. To secure the vise chop to the pipes I used floor flanges. This let the chop be snag-free.
Clamp the Bulloxon to your workbench and you have a Bench-on-bench and a Moxon vise all in one. Durable, portable, simple, infinitely useful.
Here is the full article of the Bulloxon build.
-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com