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Bulloxon - Bench Bull + Moxon Vise

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Project by swirt posted 04-19-2016 03:53 AM 1150 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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PhilBello

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#1 posted 04-19-2016 04:16 PM

Nice build, great to see family participation!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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woodcox

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#2 posted 04-20-2016 01:14 AM

Genius combination swirt.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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swirt

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#3 posted 04-20-2016 12:47 PM

Thanks Woodcox.

Thanks PhilBello. This was a fun project with my son. We did it as an “I Build, You Build” He would watch me do a step, then he would do the same thing on his. His first shop appliance that should last him a good long time.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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mafe

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#4 posted 04-21-2016 07:38 AM

Looking good and wonderful to see you with the cool shop helper, he looks like a pro.
As always a well thought out idea from you.
Best of my thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 04-21-2016 10:17 AM

great job.

-- frankie v

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swirt

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#6 posted 04-21-2016 01:05 PM

Thanks Mafe,
He is a good kid in the shop and so far soaks in everything I try to teach him. I figure I only have a few years left before he discovers girls and no longer wants to spend time in the shop.

Thanks Frankie.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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mafe

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#7 posted 04-21-2016 07:56 PM

Laughs, yes I know that song, today my 17 years daughter passed for three seconds half angry leaving a mess, she had colored a handbag she was selling… What happened to the hours of playing with wood… Smiles.
I think we leave a footmark anyway, we learn them a rhythm and a joy, that they can take up later. Also we get memories to share and to keep in our hearts.
So yes enjoy every moment and feel lucky, I can see your son is lucky to have you.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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