Moxon Vise Benchtop Bench

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Blog series by lysdexic updated 01-11-2013 03:48 AM 4 parts 29871 reads 132 comments total

Part 1: Milling the pieces

01-01-2013 09:29 PM by lysdexic | 23 comments »

When I ordered the BenchCrafted hardware I also ordered the hardware for the Moxon vise. Not only was I inspired by BrandonW’s bench but also his Moxon vise. So, it has been sitting in my shop for about nine months. Brandon’s Moxon Vise The plan is to make a Moxon Vise Bench-top Bench because when I doing fine work I find myself slumping over for extended periods of time. That kind of zaps the fun of it after a while. Furthermore, I admit to being spoiled when comes to h...

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Part 2: hardware installation and more design considerations

01-03-2013 04:31 AM by lysdexic | 28 comments »

Installing the hardware was straight forward. For the fixed jaw an 1 1/2 hole is drilled and shaped to accept the nut. Then 3/4” hole goes all the way through. The 3/4” hole in the mobile jaw is elongated to prevent binding. Install both screws and done! ————————————————————————————&#...

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Part 3: Assembly

01-07-2013 04:50 AM by lysdexic | 16 comments »

I did not get as much done as I wanted this weekend. Just a few notes and pics of the glue-up and assembly. One goal I had was to make the front chop square with the table top. The glue up had to be perfect because it didn’t want the chop or table top to slip. If it does, then I would have to plane the entire surface of one of these until getting back to square and flat and, knowing my skill level, would probably just end up chasing my tail. To help with this, i decided to plane a...

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Part 4: Shaping the front

01-11-2013 03:48 AM by lysdexic | 65 comments »

I have been putting this off trying to figure out how to go about this. I decided to make some smaller 45 relief cuts at the ends of the bevel then split off the excess. After that then just rasp out the curvature. I did the smaller, central part of the bevel first to see how things went. Well, I should leave the splitting wood to Roy Underhill. Relief cuts The split. You cant see in the picture but the split went way deep at the other end. After gettin’ after it with t...

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