|Project by gfadvm||posted 10-28-2011 05:39 PM||3804 views||12 times favorited||8 comments|
When I saw the shop made ‘Moxon Vise’ here a couple of days ago, I had to make one. I thought the bolts sticking out were a hazard for my granddaughter (eye level) so I drilled into the side of my benchtop and installed my bolts from the front. I didn’t have any ACME rod and couldn’t find any in Tulsa so I used 3/4” all thread with a nut welded to the end to make a 12” bolt; the heads of which are sandwiched into the knobs. The wooden ‘washers’ gave me more finger room to grip knobs.All wood is hard maple. When I got it done I wasn’t happy with the speed of adjustment so added a slightly smaller knob with a bolt anchored through it so I could make ‘power adjustments’. Works great and has remarkable gripping power. It opens to just over 8”,is 18” long, and 4” wide. Guess this should have been a blog but wasn’t sure I could do that!
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