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Moxon Vise (KATZ Moses plan)

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Project by Randy M. posted 11-19-2021 05:02 PM 1021 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My attempt at Jonathan KATZ Moses Moxon vise; plans we’re fairly simple just a lot of careful alignment for the top and glue up.
The hardware was sourced from McMaster Carr which (KATZ MOSES) provides links to in his video and it worked out well once pulled together. ( 4.5” handles , 3/4” rods , brass sleeves and also used the slip washers )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMpqhpgxzPE

My only changes were the extra rod brace probably not needed but gives additional support for the threaded rod action.
Added the bench dog holder at the rear and the reversible top wood slat on the top for tool holder / stop.

I joined the top and base with dowels instead of biscuits and left one 2” board on top for removal (holding of tools and for reverse for board back stop , it was left 1/2” thicker than the others)
Actually used my old Stanley No. 5 hand plane to get the top Level an accomplishment as I am not a hand plane pro.

Mine is 21” wide and 20” deep, I used front jaws that are about 1 1/2 after prep.

Finally put a top coat of Varnish on with light sanding and placed some tooling leather behind the front vise face.

Been wanting to setup like one of these for sometime as my shop is on small side and allows me to have a work vise with some holding options.
Maybe my son will one day journey into woodworking and hopefully keep the vise bench in use for many years to come.



-- Do it with your heart in it.........keep sanding





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oldrivers

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#1 posted 11-19-2021 05:29 PM

That is a fine looking vise, sure you will enjoy using it, a good job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 11-19-2021 06:02 PM

thats a gorgeous,vise well done.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 11-19-2021 08:00 PM

That’s a really nice bench Moxon. You could have a useable bench anywhere you can set that up, or elevate an existing bench to get fine work closer to your eyes. With the attention to detail you show, I can see DTs fitting themselves. :-)

Enjoy it in good health.

I just ordered a set of Moxon fittings from TayTools today. Total for the works with both Cork, and Leather chop faces was only 54 bux, shipped. He has 10% off for BF, makes tax a freebie, and some off. I couldn’t resist, and I already have a Moxon with BenchCrafted hardware.

The magic words to put in the “box” are Black10 it get’s you the 10% off.

As you mentioned Jonathan has a great plan, and video to make a wonderful Moxon vise, add a back deck, and have a Moxon mini bench. You can follow the links on the video below to get plans, and full sized MDF templates if you need them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zpg2XiVdYGc

Good stuff, a below 100 buck Moxon, that works.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Randy M.

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#4 posted 11-20-2021 12:00 AM

THanks guys, yes Steve looked at the Tay Tools setups also it would have been nice to have the vise face material. I used some tooling leather which is about 1/8” thick and seems to be ok. Benefit of kit you know you have all items together

-- Do it with your heart in it.........keep sanding

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#5 posted 11-20-2021 02:04 AM

Wasn’t trying to change your mind, it looks like you did excellent. These Moxon posts/builds have generated a lot of interest. I was just throwing it out there because it’s only till Monday, so someone sees your fine build, thinks hmmmmm I need one of those, and I’m just showing them a way to get one together for pretty low bux. I don’t have a pooch in it, just public service. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 11-20-2021 03:09 AM

Very nice, Indeed!

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#7 posted 11-20-2021 03:12 AM

Great looking and very handy.

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#8 posted 11-20-2021 04:45 AM

I need to make one of those… good inspiration.

-- Pain is temporary, quitting is forever.

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

Nice work.

-- Petey

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#10 posted 11-20-2021 07:48 PM

Good looking vise there.

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#11 posted 11-23-2021 04:48 PM

Nice work, Randy, I want to make one.
Jonathan’s name is spelled Katz-Moses, not Kats.
I recommend his YouTube video on the new 3M “(e)xtract” sandpaper.
Especially if you have a dust collector on your sander.
I also like his dovetail jig.

-- Pax - Maryland

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Randy M.

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#12 posted 11-24-2021 01:36 AM


Nice work, Randy, I want to make one.
Jonathan s name is spelled Katz-Moses, not Kats.
I recommend his YouTube video on the new 3M “(e)xtract” sandpaper.
Especially if you have a dust collector on your sander.
I also like his dovetail jig.

- PaxJen

Thanks PAX. , my bad on the spelling yes many other great videos , I just need to master his dovetail jig which will take me sometime but working on it now with new vise

-- Do it with your heart in it.........keep sanding

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