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Shop Made Inexpensive Moxon Vise

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Project by TechRedneck posted 05-20-2013 03:42 AM 3381 views 27 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided that I needed a Moxon Vise. Made of Oak, Ash, and some parts found around the shop. Only purchase was two 10” bolts, two nuts and some washers.

This makes hand cut dovetails easier to make by bringing the work up closer and allowing you to clamp the pin board easily while you lay the tail board across the top, clamp it with a small clamp and mark the pins.

32” between the screws, capable of clamping up to 7” thick.

If you are interested in how it was constructed, see my blog post HERE

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle





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Rick M.

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#1 posted 05-20-2013 05:51 AM

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#2 posted 05-20-2013 05:59 AM

That’s way too big for my shop … but I can see that it is extremely useful.

As Rick said, ingenuity!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 05-20-2013 07:47 AM

Very nice work

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#4 posted 05-20-2013 08:25 AM

Nice solution on the handles. I might change my Mini Moxxon (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/65125) to incorporate them. Thanks for sharing
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#5 posted 05-20-2013 08:22 PM

Awesome

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#6 posted 05-20-2013 11:05 PM

Thanks for the nice comments

Jim, I took a look at your mini moxon vice and really like the positioning jig using magnets, nice idea there! I was trying to think of a jig that would align the boards easily.

Old Novice: Yes, I agree this is larger than most but I had the board length and room and wanted to build something that could handle larger panels up to 30” wide in addition to handling thick stock like table legs so I could dovetail the rails. Now I have to find a place to hang the thing in the shop.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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#7 posted 05-20-2013 11:07 PM

Looks good Tech. Very handy, I am sure.

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#8 posted 05-21-2013 01:47 AM

Sweet!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#9 posted 05-23-2013 04:40 AM

I would hate to get hung up on those puppies!

-- "I get more done in a week, than most do before 9am"

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#10 posted 05-24-2013 03:17 AM

MIKE: ERES UN GENIO!!!!
PODRÍAS HABER HECHO UNA MOXON MÁS RUDIMENTARIA
PERO ÉSTA ES ELEGANTE Y ME ENCANTA :-)

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

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#11 posted 04-16-2015 01:40 PM

That’s a nice implementation. The only thing I would change is that the handles stick out so far. I just know that I would eventually bang the family jewels on that thing :) That style crank does give nice leverage compared to one with a smaller wheel-type handle, but might be improved by handles that fold back into recesses in the crank arms since they’re long and wide enough. Out of harm’s way.

-- Woodworking is a beautiful, physical, cerebral, and noble art.

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