|Project by HighRockWoodworking||posted 11-06-2011 01:39 AM||8028 views||28 times favorited||14 comments|
I have wanted to build a Moxon Vise for a while now but could not decide on the hardware. The Woodcraft hardware is great but I was not ready to spend the money when I felt that there were options out there. Chris Schwarz’s treaded wood rod is another option that has become very popular. Deciding to go my own route I headed down to the hardware store and picked up a 3/4” stainless steel treaded rod, 6 nuts, and 4 washers.
I embedded the nut inside of the handle so that I had smooth action while tightening. The end result is that it works great. There are a few modifications I am probably going to make such as adding a small crank knob on each handle. Another adjustment I will make is shorting the rods by treading them out the back side, so far they have not gotten in the way but I just don’t think that I need the 3 1/2” inside clearance that I currently have all of the time.
-- Chris Adkins, http://highrockwoodworking.com/