Q&D Moxon Vice

I need to do some quality dovetails for an upcoming project and my exisiting clamping options don’t lend themselves to really good work so I decided to build a Moxon Vice (yes Canadians spell it that way) on the cheap using mostly things I already had. In fact the only things I bought were the two 8” pipe nipples and the reducing bushings. I would have preferred caps but they were out of 1/2” caps.

The moving jaw is Cherry and the fixed one is Pine faced plywood. The clamps are screwed to the moving jaw so that it moves when they do. The finish (applied after the photos) is three coats of hard wax oil, leaving masked areas for the application of some leather.

It works very well ..... and I never liked the 1/2” pipe clamps. ;-)

All in all an afternoon well spent.
Thanks for looking.

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Looks like a winner! simple design and low cost.

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Mighty fine, will make your work easier and more enjoyable.

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