Moxon Vise

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Project by TheMadCarpenter posted 12-03-2017 10:01 PM 1088 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t been on here in a while, as I am now taking care of my elderly parents full-time. However, I managed to steal a few hours to build a Moxon vise, modeled after the one Brandon(on here) built.

Oak, 2” thick. Veneer press screws from Grizzly Industries. Front jaw is 32”, rear jaw is 36”, and the rear brace is 30”.

I will add some dramatic “in-use” action photos when I make my next fast project: The 1839 School box


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#1 posted 12-05-2017 03:10 AM

Nice vise!!


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#2 posted 12-31-2017 12:31 AM

So. One of the veneer press screws I bought decided to lose its handle when I barely tightened up the vise. Not zesty.

My solution was to break down and buy the moxon vise hardware kit from Tools for working wood. Oh my, it’s nice. I modified my vise to accept the hardware and it really works well, but I highly recommend using a smaller (4/4, not 8/4) front vise jaw.

The 8/4 red oak is simply too heavy for the smaller hardware and the vise will not close square. My father (the machine guy) says he can fix the veneer press screws, so I will let him do that. I will make a smaller vise for my smaller projects.

Its a win-win in my eyes

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