derekcohen

The Last Moxon Dovetail Vise

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Thanks, Derek! Clever upgrades to such a simple devise. Dovetails are the only thing I use my Moxon vise for. Now you have me thinking of mods to make it more useful.

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Looks fantastic, and more useful information worthy of copying!   How are the Acme nuts, and rods secured to prevent rotation?  The only thing I would like better is if the rods didn't stick out the front, but rather traveled through the back, and had wooden handles (could still be wheels) rather than metal.

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Tom, I did consider building the rods through the vise. However I realised that the combination with the cast iron wheels is very heavy, and it would be more work to turn. What I did, instead, was to capture the rod at the rear, and I can extend it or shorten it, as needed. I have about 3" sticking out the front at the moment. It is all I need. I may even shorten it some more.

Regards from Perth

Derek

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