Moxon Vise

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Project by Dan Wolfgang posted 03-01-2018 02:18 AM 2428 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Over the summer I picked up the Acer-Ferrous Toolworks Moxon vice kit and it’s been sitting in the box since. The screws and nuts are made of hard maple and fit together quite well. Having done more dovetails recently and wanting to do more, I decided it was time to put the vice together. The vice calls for some 8/4 stock, but I only had 5/4 on hand, so went with it. The vise is also shorter than the plans call for, with a roughly 20” usable area (again because that’s what I had on hand) but I think that’ll be plenty large enough. I made the jaws with white oak and screwed the rear jaw to the nuts, and finished it all with paste wax. It’s worked really well so far!

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#1 posted 03-01-2018 02:35 AM

Nice job, I am sure it will serve you well.

-- Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward. - Tim, Southern California

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#2 posted 03-01-2018 10:20 AM

Nice handles

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 03-01-2018 10:22 AM

Looks like that’ll do the job. Well done!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 03-01-2018 11:21 AM

Good looking vice, Dan. I hope you enjoy using it.

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#5 posted 03-01-2018 09:36 PM

You’re doing a nice job on this vise.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 03-02-2018 01:03 AM

Nice work

-- I could quit if I wanted

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Dan Wolfgang

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#7 posted 03-02-2018 01:46 AM

Thanks for the kind words, all. In hindsight I almost feel silly sharing this as a “project” because all I really did was size two pieces of wood for the front and rear chops and drill some holes for the wooden screws. Ta-da, done! Well, it’s a useful vise, at any rate.

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#8 posted 03-02-2018 05:12 AM

Whenever i see a majority of human powered tools, i get the impression that a perfectionist uses them! Even small jobs deserve great attention. Awesome.

-- Mister Gray, PNW

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