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Project by TechRedneck posted 460 days ago 2667 views 24 times favorited 10 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 460 days ago

Ingenuity!

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oldnovice

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#2 posted 460 days ago

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

As Rick said, ingenuity!

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bluekingfisher

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#3 posted 460 days ago

Very nice work

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Jim Rowe

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#4 posted 460 days ago

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

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hoss12992

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#5 posted 459 days ago

Awesome

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TechRedneck

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#6 posted 459 days ago

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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ShaneA

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#7 posted 459 days ago

Looks good Tech. Very handy, I am sure.

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Mauricio

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#8 posted 459 days ago

Sweet!

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#9 posted 457 days ago

I would hate to get hung up on those puppies!

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KOVA

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#10 posted 456 days ago

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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