|Project by Tinnocker||posted 03-31-2011 11:59 PM||16040 views||73 times favorited||20 comments|
I just finished my Moxon style bench-top bench. I got the plans from Fine Woodworking March, April 2005. It has mortise and Tenon construction 1/4” bed type bolts holding it together. I made the clamp screw out of 3/4-10 all thread with 3/4 in dowel for the handle and a 1/2” pipe TEE for the head. I drilled out the straight part to 13/16
” and just force threaded the TEE on to the all thread. Then I held it on with a cotter pin. I inlet-ted 3/4” flat washers to hold the 3/4-10 half couplings in the vise with some screws and did the same to the face piece. I used recycled 2X4s and other scrounged material to build this, all told I spent 10 dollars and 3 days building it. It clamps like a dream, now I have to learn how to make dovetails. I want to make some fancy boxes to sell at the flea market and at craft shows.
-- Ted, Browns Mills, NJ http://www.twhgrafx.com/blog/ Darn! I cut it 3 times and it's still too short! I get ideas for things that I can make to make things easier for me to make!