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Project by Marcial posted 04-08-2017 03:56 AM 989 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One more in the Franken prefix series. Half of the vise is a traditional wood screw Moxon vise purchase from Lake Erie Toolworks along with an extended wood vise nut (not all that interested in making wood nuts and screws). These were intended for shoulder or wagon vise use, thus longer and larger than normal wood screw for a Moxon. My contribution to the accessory is to adapt it so it could be used as a Moxon vise with the other half being either the patternmakers vise on my workbench or a pipe clamp when used on a counter top or a MFT table.
When combined with the patternmakers vise it provides up to a 10” deep by 26” wide opening which would accommodate any drawer assembly I’ve done in the past. It also gives plenty of support for jointing boards length wise up to around 48”

It can also then be used as an end vise on my work bench which allows use of the pattern makers vise independently as well as leave plenty of work surface free

Finally with minor adaptations can be used on my countertop area in another part of the shop

and on my modified MFT tables

It’s of course a means to an end- preparing to learn dovetails. Hopefully I’ll post the rest of the story with a later project post.

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#1 posted 04-24-2017 01:48 AM

Nice job on that handy vise!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 04-24-2017 02:53 AM

Thx, Jim. It really is a useful bench accessory.

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