A Moxon Vise

A quickie model for plans for a Moxon-style vise. This would be clamped to the top of a workbench and used to hold something like drawer box parts for dovetailing. This is a view of the rear.


Never seen this exact type of vise before, but fantastic model.

Not a typical Moxon as I have made them. How is the channel to be used? Great vice for dovetailing!
Nice model, thanks for sharing


Hold down clamps. The designer uses a hold down clamp on one side to hold a saddle square in place to align the tailboard for marking the pins. He can also clamp the tailboard to the top of the vise so it is secure when marking out.

The hold down clamps are a very useful addition to the vice, good idea!

It does seem like a good idea to me, too. Wish I could lay claim to it.

I want to rebuild my moxon vice.The top track is a nice bonus feature.

Yeah. Handy for holding a saddle square for aligning parts when marking out for pins. I’m currently working a plans of a fancier one that has two T-tracks and a large work surface on top.

As a woodworker (I make wooden toys for a living) and a nooby to SU I really like this.
Great job.

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Thank you.

Here is the hardware in the latest Moxon-style vise.


I like that.
I have a small real-world version of this on my large pedestal drill press.
I’m hoping to practice using SU to ‘redesign’ it and some of my toys so I might become a little bit proficient using the software, at least.

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Absolutely beautiful models.

Thank you, sir.

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That is a slick illustration, you always make pretty things. When you create the chain, do you find it easier to do it via plugin or do you position the turning links manually and mirror them?

Thanks Tyson. The chain is easily placed and wrapped around the sprockets with just the Move, Rotate, and their copy functions. Roller chain and sprockets for roller chain are pretty simple once you know the dimensions and pitch. I did a thing sometime back showing how I did it. You can see it here.

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Great workflow using the axis placement for the center of parts, I don’t do that often but you make a great case for it.

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Thank you, sir.

As usual fantastic model & rendering, having been a woodworker most of my adult life, the model makes me want to build that vise.

David E, Aloha from Hawaii Island

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Here are the final images for the plan.


Really nice work. Almost makes me want to go out and try and build one of these things.

I love the curved leaders, how do you do that?