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post #1 of 4 Old 03-22-2019, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Moxon vice

I have been doing a lot of dovetails lately, and a buddy asked me if I had built a Moxon vice yet. He suggested it for dovetails, citing that it makes the whole process much easier. So I decided to do some research, and although I see tons of build videos and articles on how to build them, I dont really see too many people actually using them. Mainly just bench vices. Does it really make it easier? Is it worth building or will I probably just go to my bench vice?

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-22-2019, 06:44 PM
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It depends on whether your workbench Vice is tall enough for you to use comfortably. I have a shorter bench to make hand planing easier so elevating the work for cutting dovetails with a moron vice is desirable.

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A Moxon vise is not just for cutting dovetail joints.

I use my Moxon Vise all the time when I have the end of a wide board to work on. Trying to work on the end of a 12" x 24" board in my front vise is not very secure. I either have to work at a 90 degree angle or have the board to high and wobbly to accomplish anything. The Moxon Vise allows the end of the board to be held very close to the vise and straight up, so I don't have to bend sideways.


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It has the advantage of temporarily taking a slight cup out of a wide panel for marking, rabbeting, dovetailing, etc. That, securing a large board, and raising stock higher seems to be the major advantages.
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