|Project by Brandon||posted 12-21-2011 05:01 PM||5663 views||23 times favorited||13 comments|
Since I’ve jumped on the hand tools bandwagon, I’ve found myself in dire need of various workbench accessories, let alone a new workbench. Here’s one of the first projects I’ve built to help me use my tools more efficiently: a Moxon vise. There have been some great versions of this type of vise on Lumberjocks already, and so search around the site if you’re interested in building one. The basic advantage is that it helps raise the workpiece to a higher level to make it easier to do detailed work such as cutting dovetails.
Overall dimensions 32” x 6” using two 8/4 piece of red oak. It can hold a board up to 20 1/2” wide and 3 1/2” thick. For the screw mechanism I used the Jorgeson press screws available from Highland Hardware for 16.99 (See photo #2). The other photos show how I currently attach it to my sorry excuse for a bench, and some examples of how it could be used. For more on this project and how it was constructed, see my recent blog post.
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