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I’ve been needing a moxon to do a project and I had some figured maple and some spalted hackberry elm so I figured I’d give it a shot.

I bought some 3/4-6 acme and nuts off eBay for about 40-45$

I wasn’t planning on doing a lambs tongue until I saw fellow LJ Luke Addingtons moxon build. He made it super easy to follow along.

I did some crossgrain dovetails for the hell of it. They don’t add any strength structurally but they look nice. The dry fit was kinda sketchy and the glue up took almost every clamp I had to squeeze it together. It barely came together. It also gave me another chance to use my Bob Summerfield saw on a project ( RMSaws.com ). Love it.

I made it to have 26” between the screws so it will accommodate any 24” casework I may do in the future.

I turned the handwheels from spalted hackberry elm and JB welded it onto the rod. The rod had the nut pinned and peened on the end and ground flush. I made a figured walnut medallion to put in the center of the handwheels just because.

I turned some meranti to hold the nuts captive on the back of the chop.

Cut the lambs tongue

Try some French polishing for the first time

Tried a complicated inlay for the first time

Put some leather to protect from the holdfasts and a coat of wax and she’s done

Special thanks to fellow LJ Hammerthumb. A very special thanks… In a totally platonic way…

Thanks for looking.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.





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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 07-03-2016 09:05 AM

Very neat piece of work. Your description is very helpful. Thanks
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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TheFridge

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#2 posted 07-03-2016 11:32 AM

Thank you

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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bushmaster

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#3 posted 07-03-2016 11:51 AM

A real work of love, top end product.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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kiefer

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#4 posted 07-03-2016 02:26 PM

Great looking MOXON and love the pictures of the build .
How about adding leather faces for better grip to the chops ?

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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TheFridge

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#5 posted 07-03-2016 03:12 PM

Thanks guys

Kiefer, I will probably be adding some suede or thin leather to the insides shortly.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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SteveGaskins

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#6 posted 07-03-2016 05:14 PM

Extremely nice moxon vise. Nice post, too. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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TheFridge

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#7 posted 07-03-2016 05:26 PM

Thanks man, glad you enjoyed.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Hammerthumb

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#8 posted 07-03-2016 05:41 PM

Top notch Fridge. Thanks for putting all the steps in your project post.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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TheFridge

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#9 posted 07-03-2016 05:49 PM

Thanks bud. No problem. Thanks again for your help.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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bobasaurus

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#10 posted 07-04-2016 01:37 AM

That turned out really great. Wish I had one to save my back while doing dovetails.

-- Allen, Colorado

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TheFridge

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#11 posted 07-04-2016 01:54 AM

Thanks bob. Just make one. You got that. I have some 3/4-6 acme rod left over if you’re interested. 9” each just like mine. Used all the nuts though.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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489tad

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#12 posted 07-04-2016 01:56 AM

That vice has nice wood, great detail and so useful. Well done!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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bondogaposis

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#13 posted 07-04-2016 02:18 AM

Really nice Moxon, thanks for showing.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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TheFridge

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#14 posted 07-04-2016 09:56 PM

Thanks guys :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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chrisstef

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#15 posted 07-04-2016 10:12 PM

Way too classy fridge. Only a man of my stature should own such a fine piece of work. Pm forthcoming. My address will be inside. A PO box of course.

-- "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

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