My Moxon Vice

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Project by Mikesawdust posted 04-21-2013 09:23 AM 2492 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The woodshop on base where I do my projects has no place to clamp a peice decently for planing or carving ir chisel work. Since I use the facilities heavily and I was one of the people needing this capability, I decided to build this vice. I went with the busy bee screws because the price was right, they are pretty good quality and priced to sell. The only problem I had was the company is in Canada and I’m at a US military base overseas. The company can not ship to APO addresses so I had to have my family forward it to me, $30 extra cost.
The body and Jaws are Sapele, with a strip of walnut across the front jaw, the strip was added to even up the front jaw with the top. I still need to add handles, leather faces and holes for dogs (the dog holes will just be for large dowel that they cary at the woodshop rather than 3/4”). Also I’m probably just joing to seal it with a spray finish.

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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#1 posted 04-21-2013 01:02 PM

Looks like this clamp should do the trick.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#2 posted 04-21-2013 01:12 PM

Nice job, Mike! Boy, do I miss that place. I’m glad the shop didn’t close because of all that sequestration bullshit. How’s the workbench coming? Tell Stefano and Mark I said “what’s up”

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