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Moxon Vise - "Where's the beef?"

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Project by vipond33 posted 02-29-2012 05:31 AM 9218 views 68 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When the Moxon bandwagon rolled into Lumberjocks town I just knew I had to jump on and grab a seat. All thanks to the previous riders!

At home I have a fine cabinetmakers bench with two great vises and plenty of other work holding thingy’s, but at work I’m stuck with a big ole slab of an assembly bench that really needed something to help get a grip on my small stuff. No poncey dovetails being done here, just exacting fitting, planing, routing and careful glue-ups.

I scored a great deal on two 1 1/8” bench screws at Busy Bee for $34 and had an old butcher block table top to work from so I was up and away.. The beef is in those threads and the huge laminated front chop at 2 1/2” thick, with other parts at 1 3/4”. Those big slow acting screws are real powerful; easy to tweak for a smooth and heavy push and quite precise when perfectly light pressure is needed.

I added some bling to the speed handles with a couple of fancy drawer knobs and gave a little dash to the rear support by incorporating the curves from mid century danish-modern furniture legs. I think many of us are compelled to decorate our tools; it does make them truly & fondly our own.

The jaw faces are lined with thick leather-board, the tannery trade’s version of MDF, and multiple dog holes allow for many types of clamping accessories.

Because of the weight of the jaw and those heavy steel bits I added 1” dowel alignment rods to the assembly.. They work well to keep downwards deflection to a minimum when at the full opening of 9”.

Now all I need is more muscles to get it up.

34” x 6” x 18” About 12 hrs.
Build on LJ’s.
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.





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DaddyT

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#1 posted 02-29-2012 05:49 AM

Thats does have some beef to it lol. I really like it. Makes the one I made look like a miniature. Great job!

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#2 posted 02-29-2012 06:15 AM

GENE: YOU ARE A GREAT CARPENTER!! PRESS THIS IS AMAZING!! CYLINDRICAL BARS FOR THOSE OF WOOD RUN DOWN WELL LOCATED, AND GIVE YOU pass WAX WAX POLISH FOR WOOD FLOORS AND GOING TO CHECK IT WELL THAT THEY SLIDE

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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#3 posted 02-29-2012 08:19 AM

Nice legs and jewelry. Not much will get away from you now….................

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 02-29-2012 08:38 AM

Nice work, it looks great! Some serious beef to her!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 02-29-2012 11:43 AM

That’s a nice solid piece, good work

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 02-29-2012 12:10 PM

Well that’s just about the strangest looking cutting board that I’ve seen on here yet! lol
Seriously, that thing is a monster. Have fun with it. They’ll never get away from you now!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#7 posted 02-29-2012 12:42 PM

Great looking portable work vise! ENJOY !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#8 posted 02-29-2012 01:11 PM

Nice Gene, very nice.
And with a touch of bling. I like it.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 02-29-2012 03:55 PM

Coolest bench – bench I’ve seen. Very nice, enjoy.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#10 posted 02-29-2012 04:21 PM

Very interesting design.

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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#11 posted 02-29-2012 04:44 PM

Nice piece of craftsmanship! Looks like something that will get many years of good use.

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#12 posted 02-29-2012 05:08 PM

Very nice! Man I could use one of these.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#13 posted 02-29-2012 06:14 PM

Now that is very cool! Been wanting to build me something similar for my dovetails. I am definitely taking notes off this jewel. Hope mine comes out half as nice….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#14 posted 02-29-2012 11:12 PM

Great looking add on.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#15 posted 02-29-2012 11:27 PM

Good work Gene.
That’ll serve you well for a long time.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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