Moxon Vise Prep

I’m planning on building a Moxon Vise. Going to use hardware from Benchcrafted, and a salvaged roof rafter from a neighbor’s house.

I should say that I *hope* to use the roof rafter. It’s in rough shape. It’s also around 100 years old. I hope it works. I want to be able to look at this vise and think about how the wood used to make it was harvested around the time my neighborhood was built.

Hopefully it will go well, and I’ll soon be using it to put together a dovetailed step-stool I’ve been planning on taking on.

Old roof rafter.

Old roof rafter.

You can see some of the giant nail holes, and where the board is trying to split out here.

You can see some of the giant nail holes, and where the board is trying to split out here.

They don't grow them like this anymore.

They don’t grow them like this anymore.

With the front jaw at 32" and the rear jaw at 36", there won't be much left over.

With the front jaw at 32″ and the rear jaw at 36″, there won’t be much left over.

The hardware from Benchcrafted.com.

The hardware from Benchcrafted.com.

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