|Project by rdwile||posted 01-22-2013 10:39 PM||4394 views||7 times favorited||10 comments|
I have looked at many of the Moxon vise designs all over the Interweb and after building my Tommy Mac Toolchest and cutting dovetails for hours on end on my bench, I knew I needed a better setup.
The actual construction is pretty straightforward and I was showing my machinist friend the pictures and he said he could build that. The space between the screws is 18” which is plenty big for my use. I placed dog holes in the top and the chop for clamping purposes. The threaded rod is 1” coarse thread. I have read much debate about ACME thread vs others and this is not a compromise and does the job as well as one might expect.
The wheels are turned from 4140 steel 5” bar stack and are very hefty – give them a spin and they lock very tight.
I am very pleased with the end product and hope others are inspired to get their friends to help them build this themselves.
I have a chance to use this today for a few hours and the working height is very comfortable – very close to the rule-of-thumb 4” below your elbow.
Thanks for looking.
-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/