Maxon vise.

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Project by Ken90712 posted 01-31-2021 04:21 PM 2194 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve watched a few videos on these and have always wanted to build one. I have been trying to use all the small scraps I have sitting in bins. It is made out of maple and walnut. I ordered the supplies from McMaster Carr. 3/4 all thread, nuts, washers and wheels. Still deciding if I’ll just clamp it down or insert riv nuts into the table and bolt it down. I have a feeling it will stay on one of my 4×8 assembly tables so I will most likelybolt it down to table. I drilled 3/4 inch holes in vise and table for bench dogs. Debating on putting cork or leather on inside of vise jaws.. I finished with minwax antique oil.

All comments welcome and appreciated, cheers.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 01-31-2021 04:29 PM

WOW! Love It! I’d be afraid to use it- too pretty!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-31-2021 05:10 PM

Pretty cool, I’ve actually never seen one of these or it was so long ago that I don’t remember, and that’s entirely possible. I have two bronze handles I just recently put up for sale on ebay, maybe I should keep them for making one of these, hmmm. It looks great, you did a really nice job on this.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 01-31-2021 05:25 PM

Agree with what is already said…nice job!

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#4 posted 01-31-2021 05:41 PM

Very impressive.

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Mark Wilson

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#5 posted 01-31-2021 05:54 PM

In the dreamed I’ve long had of one of those, it’s bolted to table via a sturdy hinge at the back so it can be stood up out of the way.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 01-31-2021 06:16 PM

Looks nice, but where is the Lamb’s Tongue? LOL! Can not remember when I actually used mine?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 01-31-2021 09:08 PM

I like the extended table for dog holes. Definitely will make mine that way.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 02-01-2021 12:29 AM

Great looking moxon. Very handy.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#9 posted 02-01-2021 12:30 AM

Looks great. I have a vice with leather and my moxon has cork/rubber gasket. The cork/rubber has better grip. I bought mine online from a gasket company but if your are in the US, it is also sold by Benchcraft. They call it crubber, Lee Valley also sells a version of it.

-- Jamie, Red Deer

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#10 posted 02-01-2021 01:17 AM

Nice project that will last years to come.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#11 posted 02-01-2021 01:20 AM

Fabulous job and a great addition to any bench. I like the overall proportions and the height you built. Great job!

-- AJ

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#12 posted 02-01-2021 02:45 AM

Nice addition to your shop. Great job….....

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#13 posted 02-01-2021 05:54 AM

Nice build. You will find if you “locate it with a single benchdog, a really cheap clamp will hold it tight so you can use it without movement.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#14 posted 02-01-2021 02:55 PM

Thx everyone for all the support and comments. Been a while since I’ve been on here. Still woodworking 24×7 LOL…...

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 02-01-2021 06:29 PM

Very nice vise. Nice work on it, Ken!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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