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Forum topic by bonesbr549 posted 05-11-2015 12:52 AM 847 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-11-2015 12:52 AM

Spent the week-end getting the Moxon Vice together. It was a great project to get ready for HC dovetails and I’d been wanting one for a long time. First off the hardware kit from BenchCrafted is fantastic. The lead screws are top notch and the wheels are heavy cast.

I started with some 8/4” hard maple I rough milled last weekend. I let it sticker for a week and finished working it down this weekend. I followed the plans from BenchCrafted website and it came off like a charm. I got the chance to use the new LN Chisels and that was a pleasure. I also like the long paring handle I got and am glad now I decided to get it.

I used the router plane to square off the bottom of the holes. I got that little gem to do hinges but found another great use for it. I got the screws down nice and just shy of the surface.

I did decide to coat the wheels with something as my shop is in my basement and I figured it would only be a matter of time before I got a touch of surface rust. Coated each wheel with a few coats of spray shellac and they are good to go now.

I put the leather piece on with some contact cement, and rolled it out with a J roller, and cut the openings. The wheels spin really easy. One could spin and it’s tight and won’t slip at all.

I’m going to really love this thing.

Here are a few pics

I will build a bench with their hardware it’s awesome.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#1 posted 05-11-2015 05:20 AM

Im jealous. Drooling over the hardware. I made mine with all thread and a couple of tapped hand wheels. Works OK but the all thread requires more spinning and my cheapo hand wheels don’t spin like the bench crafted. Enjoy.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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