|Project by RaggedKerf||posted 03-20-2013 10:35 PM||2346 views||10 times favorited||6 comments|
This here’s a little Moxon vise attached to a mini-bench I built with an oak stair tread and 4×4 cutoffs for legs (with one leg made of a couple of 2×4s screwed together). To make the vise, I used threaded rod and nuts and washers embedded in poplar. I then tightened the nuts against each other and locked the “handles” in place. Same technique I used on my leg vise for the main bench.
I haven’t used it yet, but in the picture you can see it’ll get the job done despite only costing about $6 in hardware and the rest was all scrap.
It stands about 12” high and is about 28” long with an effective clamping area just about 20” in length. Solid as all get out and fun to build.
To see all the pictures (there’s lots!) and read the details, check out my blog.
Thanks for looking!
-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com