Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Moxon Vice Fitted to a Workbench


A good customer sent me these pictures of his Moxon vice permanently installed in his work bench, as per my You Tube video.
He looks to have done a really nice job, even taking the time to recess the hexagonal nuts very neatly into the apron. Although the Benchcrafted Moxon vice is not intended to be installed permanently, as it does have some limitations for general use, mine gets plenty of use and I know Terry is pleased with his so far.

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  1. Well thinking of it, what would be the downside of this permanent setup versus "an ordinary" vice?

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    1. Edge planing boards longer than the space between the two threads would be awkward and clamping anything thicker than 2 1/2" couldn't be done. All the best, David.

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    2. Hi David,

      thanks for your response. If you edge plane the boards, aren't the threaded rods helping you by giving a little extra support such as a bench jack would do? I can see the limititation with stock over 2 1/2" though. Best, Peter

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    3. Hi Peter, I hadn't thought of it like that, although the awkward part is more the height of the edge to be planed. All the best, David.

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