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Moxon Vise

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Project by whope posted 04-17-2021 06:19 PM 563 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wanting to have a vise available for my assembly table, I figured a Moxon vise would be a good project. After watching a couple of my favorite YouTube channels, which covered building one, I rummaged around my woodpile for some big pieces of Maple and ordered a hardware kit from Amazon.

It was a good afternoon project. I used biscuits to add a longer piece to the bottom of the back jaw to clamp it down. A couple of coats of shellac (except the inside of the jaws), and I’m calling it done.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 04-18-2021 03:14 AM

Nice Moxon. You will wish you had it sooner, lot’s of utility

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Peteybadboy

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#2 posted 04-18-2021 09:24 AM

I have been looking at these for my future. Can you get longer threaded rods? What company did you order the hardware from? BTW nice job

-- Petey

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whope

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#3 posted 04-18-2021 02:00 PM

This kit doesn’t have an option for longer rods. I don’t know if you can find other kits. You might be able to embed the nuts on the backside, but that will reduce the effective thickness of the back jaw and there are nuts embedded in the front of the back jaw, so you’re going to be limited there.

You should take a look at the video Tamar of 3×3Custom has on YouTube to get an idea of the construction. That’s where I started. Mike Farrington was the other YouTuber.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.

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