I found a project online at Jay Bates Custom Creations on how to build your own Moxon vise and I had almost everything to build it. The project called for

  • 1/2” plywood and 1/2” pipe clamps….
  • I had the clamps but I only had 3/4” and 1/2” MDF…I Know that mdf is not as strong as plywood but I just spend a small fortune on my workbench I didn’t want a project that cost $$ so I used what I had.
  • Since I don’t readily keep 2” stock of anything around I had to glue 3 boards together, this was the first time for me. In the instructional video the guy used a lot of clamps but in particular he used 4 “K” clamps or parallel clamps so I was gonna go and get a few till I saw how much they I scrapped that idea.. I used every clamp I owned and it worked out fine…

I hope you like this design, the only regret that I have is that I purchased a Drill press midway through this project and had already bored the pipe holes through the mdf.. in the future Ill be more prepared.