|Project by nakmuay||posted 02-16-2017 04:31 PM||904 views||3 times favorited||2 comments|
I’m really loving dovetails, so I decided that I wanted a moxon style vice purely for that. I’m still relatively new at this though and I couldn’t justify the benchcraft kit when I have so much still left to buy. This in my cheepo version of the Finewoodworking plans. It’s 17×13x9, the clamp spacing means that it can accept a board up to 14” wide. The base is pine 2×4 planed down to remove to radius with mortice and tenon joints. Because it’s so small the top has no long unsupported sections so I used 1” maple. I don’t do any heavy work on it, but it seams pretty solid.
The vise uses a a 2” laminated maple and 1/2 oak on the other side, there is a 2×4 directly behind the oak so there’s no flex. Now why did I use bar clamps instead of pipe clamps…....! Because they were laying in the shed.
One of the benefit however is that they they quick release easy. Half a turn they slide right out, push the center of the vice in, couple of turns either side and it’s clamped. I framed them in with some left over cherry scrap and filled it with epoxy. It’s 3 months old and so far no issues.
Sorry for the long post, the school teacher in me makes me explain EVERYTHING!
Thanks for looking