Moxon Style Vise - Oak, Maple and Black Mulberry

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Project by palaswood posted 09-22-2015 03:37 PM 1965 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve found work holding to indeed be one of the most important parts of woodworking, next to sharp tools and knowing the grain. This moxon-style vise is constructed of quartersawn red oak with handles of Maple and Black Mulberry.

The hardware was salvaged from discarded crates from a motorcycle company (it was unused in a bag). There are hex nuts tucked into the front of the back face where I chiseled out a hex hole, and held to the bench with washers and two more hex nuts on the back.

The handles were glued up after chiseling out a spot to insert a hex nut, which you can see nestled inside in the picture of the rough shaped handles. They spin like butter.

I made it chiefly for hand cutting dovetails. Holds pretty darn good!

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#1 posted 09-22-2015 05:10 PM

Looks good Joseph.


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#2 posted 09-22-2015 05:16 PM

Looks to be a might good vise! Nice work on it!!

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#3 posted 09-22-2015 09:44 PM

Simple, and does just what it’s supposed to! Cant beat that! Nice

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