moxon vise

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Project by rjb37 posted 08-14-2013 09:26 PM 2864 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My version of the moxon vise. I got the screws form Wetlzer before they disappeared. The rest of the hardware I got from McMaster-Carr. The wood I used is 8/4 poplar. the only thing I would change is the length of the screws – I used 18” veneer press screws and I should went with 12” ones. I tend to over build a bit.

-- accidental woodworker

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#1 posted 08-14-2013 10:09 PM

Excellent! Simple, effective, and brings you to a good working height for joinery.

I’d love to learn how you attach it to your benchtop.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#2 posted 08-14-2013 11:53 PM

I usually put it between the dogs. If I’m doing a lot of work in it, I’ll add some F clamps on the ends.

-- accidental woodworker

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#3 posted 08-15-2013 02:27 AM

Dang, I didn’t think it was that big until you posted it with the saw lol Nice work

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#4 posted 08-15-2013 03:10 AM

Great Job. I just finished my vise and it is very similar to yours. The only thing I would have done different was maybe make it a little shorter in length. The next time I run across some good 8/4 hardwood at a garage sale maybe I will just make a smaller version and swap out the hardware.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#5 posted 08-15-2013 09:23 AM

It’s 23 1/2” between the screws and the jaws are 5” high.

-- accidental woodworker

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#6 posted 08-15-2013 09:24 AM

I found the long length to be a PITA sometimes. It also takes up a lot of real estate on the bench when in use but I’m not making a smaller one.

-- accidental woodworker

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#7 posted 07-30-2014 11:26 PM

Make another set of the 12” screws.

-- Leonard H.

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