Moxon Vise Hardware Kit
The double screw vise has been around for centuries. Commonly referred to as a “Moxon Vise,” it is named after Joseph Moxon, who described the double screw vise in his book titled Mechanick Exercises. The WoodRiver® Moxon Vise Hardware Kit is a great way to make one of these extremely...
- Hardware kit for making your own custom Moxon Vise
- Create a bench-top auxiliary vise designed to bring your workpiece to a comfortable height
- Great for cutting dovetails or mortise and tenon joinery
- Acme threaded screws allow for rapid opening and closing of the vise
- (2) 5" hand wheels
- (2) 3/4" x 8" Acme threaded screws
- (4) Acme threaded nuts
- (4) Washers
- (1) Instructions
- Hardware Kit only. Hardwood jaw blanks are not included.
Instructions / MSDS
Must have for dovetailing boards!
The kit is pretty straight forward. If you're not a new woodworker you can probably assemble the vise by only looking at pictures of the finished product. The quality and finish of the parts is good, and the acme threads turn smoothly. The wheels have a healthy amount of weight to them so that if you give them a spin they'll rotate until the jaw contacts the work piece. I personally assembled my vise using two 3/4" pieces of plywood laminated together for each jaw since I didn't have hardwood that I particularly wanted to use for that purpose. My primary use for the moxon vise is dovetailing, and it is one of the best work holding solutions for that task. I spaced the threaded rods to suit the widest boards I anticipate, but if I ever had to go wider, all I'd have to do is make another set of jaws. I chose to go with a jaw design that allows the vise to be clamped to the workbench with holdfasts or a pair of f-body clamps. I would highly recommend this to anyone who dovetails a lot of boards by hand.
Looks good, But?
This unit looks really good. I started cutting holes, got all holes cut. But, when I went to install the 3/4:" treaded rod, It would not go in. My holes where cut exactly to .750". However, the treaded Rod is .760". The rod will not go thru the hole. Now, I have to figure out how to enlarge the hole. Lesson learned, Measure "Everything". Don't assume. It is disappointing to have put in a lot of measuring, and time and not have it go together.