Handles for a Moxon vise
#19
  Re: Handles for a Moxon vise by pgriff (I am in the process ...)
Walk into the local Wall E World, go to the sporting goods section,  pick up a pair of the locking rings used to hold weights on the bar.   Thread are ACME thread.    You can even used the smallest of the weights as handles....and attach the locking nuts to the weights with screws.   Just an idea someone else had come up with, in another site ( LJs....)
Show me a picture, I'll build a project from that
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#20
  Re: Handles for a Moxon vise by pgriff (I am in the process ...)
Dave Diaman: thanks for the offer to utillze your taps. the Moxon is not a priority right now -- really need a bigger tool cabinet and looking at cabinet plans to fit my needs/tools.
Again thanks.
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#21
  Re: Handles for a Moxon vise by pgriff (I am in the process ...)
I found a 3/4" drill bit and carefully drilled out the handle using WD 40. Worked well. I just need to sand down the dowel for a good fit. Thanks for all your suggestions.
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#22
  Re: Handles for a Moxon vise by pgriff (I am in the process ...)
Good job. I would suggest having a machinist square handy to make sure the rod stays straight. Functionally, it won't matter if it's off a whisker, but it's not as fun to use. DAMHIKT Don't forget to show us some pics when you're done.
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#23
  Re: RE: Handles for a Moxon vise by pgriff ([quote='Arlin Eastma...)
(11-09-2017, 06:23 PM)pgriff Wrote: Thanks for your offer. This is a project for an evening woodworking class I am taking, and have to finish in 2 weeks. I also have already purchased the acme rod and nuts. I will look at my tooling and see what I have that can open up the threads by 0.020-0.030".

No problem buddy.  I hope that is what we are all here for is to help others. Yes Yes
It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#24
  Re: RE: Handles for a Moxon vise by Arlin Eastman ([quote='pgriff' pid=...)
I used hand wheels.  Purchased from Enco fairly cheap.  No, they're not Benchcrafted, but they work fine.

You can either have a shop tap acme threads and pin in place.  I couldn't find a shop that could do that so I put a nut on both sides.
Everything is a prototype so its a one of a kind.
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#25
  Re: RE: Handles for a Moxon vise by Dave Diaman (Ray, the setup I ha...)
(11-10-2017, 09:58 AM)Dave Diaman Wrote: Ray,  the setup I have is really reasonable to build. I think after shipping I have about $35. The two speed knobs are just 3/8” carnage bolts that I turned handles to fit on. The only expensive part is the tap. If you need one I would be happy to ship the one I have to you to use. I have both a 3/4 and a 1”. They are not Acme thread however.

Dave

I really like how you made your vises and with it being so cheap I can make two of them for us.  Thanks you for the pictures.
It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

Hi, I'm Arlin's proud wife! His brain trma & meds-give memory probs and has pain from injuries, but all is well materially & financially.
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#26
  Re: Handles for a Moxon vise by pgriff (I am in the process ...)
If you need to me to loan you some drill bits and taps let me know. The biggest I have is 1”- 8
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