Moxon Vise

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Project by woodoogolem posted 10-27-2014 05:23 PM 5884 views 20 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Though I have a workbench with two smaller vises I built another one based on the video in Jay Bates’ channel.

The moxon vise has a much broader clamping capacity – but maybe more importantly it raises the work piece higher which is more convenient in a lot of circumstances. Like Jay I made a slot on each side so I can screw the base to various places on my benches. The sliding mechanism allows it to be pulled flush to the table top to clamp large boards vertically or push it back to save space when working with smaller pieces.

Jay used glued-up ply whereas I took the most ugly and discolored pieces from my stock of maple – a nice and useful piece of tool nevertheless :-)

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#1 posted 10-27-2014 09:20 PM

nice moxon vise from cheap readily available hardwares!
but is this thing heavy?
I think I need to build one should an opportune time comes.

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#2 posted 10-28-2014 03:21 AM

Nice vise. thanks for posting.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 10-28-2014 10:15 AM

Verry good idea with pipe clamps. I had the same thought to realized.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 10-28-2014 01:55 PM

looks like a winner

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#5 posted 10-29-2014 03:23 AM

A really nice jig. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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