Shop made moxon vise

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Project by ezek1el posted 06-30-2014 08:05 PM 6417 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got my moxon vise ive used it already to plane a picture frame and it works perfect. I think its the perfect add on for a work bench… I love it. So I made it out of solid yellow birch the hardware is all shop made I had to weld couple pieces together thanks for my dads shop on the farm. I took the acme thread from an pig farm vent electric cylinder that the motor was burnt out and cut it in 3 pieces, one tap and 2 12 in long rod. The end of the tap was already machine to the diameter of the inside diameter of the threads which made it perfect for a tap because it makes centering the tap easy. I have tapped the back piece of the vise, the wood nut at the back and the wood insert in the hand wheels. The wheel spins perfectly. I will put a link to youtube.



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#1 posted 06-30-2014 08:15 PM

Nice vice Dom. Look forward to seeing the youtube video.

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#2 posted 06-30-2014 11:00 PM

Ingenuity in action, great use of what you had on hand. I’ve always admired those who are raised on farms, they do not accept the word can’t.

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#3 posted 07-01-2014 11:36 AM

Wonderful skill and ingenuity, TY for sharing

-- Pete in NC

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#4 posted 07-01-2014 03:00 PM

Ever since I saw Christoper Schwartz use one on the Woodwright Shop-I have put this on my list. I will have to buy my hardware, unfortunately. Your vise turned out awesome, very clever & thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#5 posted 07-01-2014 05:59 PM

Pretty Cool. Isn’t the new word “repurposing”? In any case, very ingenious.

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