Moxon Vise

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Project by Fotodog posted 04-19-2020 03:38 PM 1134 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been thinking about making a Moxon vise for a while, so I finally made one about a month ago. With our shelter in place I’ve been doing a lot of woodworking and use it often. Since my shop is my garage, where I need to put things away every night, I don’t have room for a permanent heavy bench with a built in woodworker’s vise. The Moxon is the perfect solution. I can clamp it anywhere. Once you have it, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without one.

The Bench Crafted is a popular kit for the hardware, and I’m sure it’s a good choice from what I’ve read. I opted for a less expensive option from Taylor Toolworks, and I’ve been very happy with it. My only complaint is that the leather included in the kit is too small to fit a nice sized vise, so I ordered an inexpensive piece of leather after I built it. I think it makes a big difference in ease of gripping. Here’s the link for the hardware kit:

I added a small shelf attached to the rear jaw, since I read that it can come in handy for various tasks. I drilled holes for bench dogs in both the shelf and front jaw, and I’ve already used that feature because it allows you to clamp wider pieces. Cheers, Tim

-- Tim

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#1 posted 04-19-2020 04:18 PM

Very Nice Vise! I also just recently built a moxon vise using my new wood threader.

Either way your vise looks very nice and will last for generations!

-- Moto

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#2 posted 04-20-2020 02:24 AM

Very handy. Nice work.

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#3 posted 04-20-2020 06:18 AM

Nice Moxons guys. You will love the versatility you get.

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