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Rob Cosman's Moxon Vise

Rob Cosman's Moxon Vise
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  • Rob Cosman's Moxon Vise
  • Rob Cosman's Moxon Vise
  • Rob Cosman's Moxon Vise
  • Rob Cosman's Moxon Vise
  • Rob Cosman's Moxon Vise
  • Rob Cosman's Moxon Vise
  • Rob Cosman's Moxon Vise
  • Rob Cosman's Moxon Vise
  • Rob Cosman's Moxon Vise
  • Rob Cosman's Moxon Vise
  • Rob Cosman's Moxon Vise

Rob Cosman's Moxon Vise

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The Moxon Vise, named after Joseph Moxon (who described the vise in his book titled Mechanick Exercises), is a great vise. A Moxon vise is especially useful for cutting dovetails and sawing because it holds the material rock solid and in the middle of the vise where it is not obstructed by any hardware. 

Rob designed his own version of the Moxon Vise.  It uses all the components that come with our Cosmanized Moxon Vise Kit but it is a completely built vise.  If you prefer an already built moxon vise that is ready to use instead of building your own then this is the vise for you!

We "Cosmanize" the WoodRiver Moxon Vise kit by adding two vise springs, two self-lubricating bushings, two revolving knobs, drilling and tapping a hole in each of the wheels for mounting the revolving knobs, and providing a strip of cork-rubber to line the jaw with. These additions take the WoodRiver Moxon Vise kit to the next level.

Product Details:
  • Constructed with poplar jaws and a baltic birch plywood base.
  • 16-1/2 inches (419mm) holding capacity between the two threaded rods.  2 - 3 inch (51mm - 76mm) opening capacity.
  • Front Jaw: 22 inches (559mm) long x 3-3/4 inches (95mm) wide x 1-3/4 inches thick (45mm).
  • Rear Jaw: 22 inches (559mm) long x 2-3/4 inches (70mm) wide x 1-5/8 inches thick (41mm).
  • Base: 25-1/4 inches (641mm) x 4-3/4 inches (121mm) x 3/4 inch nominal (18mm)
  • 2 x 5 inch (127mm) handwheels with revolving knobs attached.
  • 2 x 3/4 inch (18mm) x 8 inch (203) long acme threaded screws.
  • 4 x Acme threaded nuts with washers.
  • 2 x 3 inch (76mm) long jaw opening springs that push open the jaw as you wind out the wheel. 
  • 2 x 3/8 inch (9.5mm) long bronze self-lubricating bushings that allow the jaws to smoothly operate back and forth on the threaded rods..
  • Front jaw is lined with cork / rubber to hold your material in the jaws.

 

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