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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Derek, I will be building a moxon dovetail vise soon. I really like the flip up spacer that you added. Did you just use standard hinges for this? It looks like you have a magnet In the center to hold it up, and the single screw on the right side to lock it in place, correct?
Have you been happy with this setup now that you’ve had it for a little while?

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Just decent brass butt hinges. One rare earth magnet is not enough to ensure the spacer remains in position when weight is on top. The screw holds it firmly.

I've been using this design for several years. It's good. :)

Regards from Perth

Derek

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