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Project by gfadvm posted 1008 days ago 3627 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm





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ChunkyC

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#1 posted 1008 days ago

To improve the grip, you can add a piece of leather to the face. I’ve used that non slip shelf lining in a pinch before but it doesn’t last long.

A powered Moxon Vise, nice.

BTW: You should be able to find acme threaded rod at Fastenal.

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RGtools

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#2 posted 1008 days ago

Even this galoot loved this idea.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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rance

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#3 posted 1008 days ago

You’re a machine Andy. :) Nice vise. That’d work great for hand cut DTs. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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SASmith

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#4 posted 1007 days ago

Nice DIY vice.
I need one.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 1007 days ago

ChunkyC, You would think Fastenal would have this but they don’t. “We can order it.” I don’t have the patience for that. Plus it is very pricy. Rance, “Hand cut dovetails” Not in my lifetime! That’s why they make power tools! I added a mortise to the movable jaw today so I can use it to clamp stock across the width of the bench (like the pop up thingy found on bench vises).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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DHS

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#6 posted 1007 days ago

Nice-looking vise! You put it together really fast, and I like those big hand wheels. I hope it gets a lot of good use in your shop.

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA

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steliart

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#7 posted 1006 days ago

Very cool indeed, thx

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 956 days ago

I saw this when you posted it, but it looks better now ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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