Last week, I built a tall workbench and made a wooden Moxon vise for it. This piece of wormy maple seemed perfect for the front jaw so I squared off the ends.
I elongated the holes in the front jaw to allow it to skew to hold uneven workpieces. This was the most that the jaw could skew.
I used the Beall 1″ Wood Threading Kit to make all the threaded parts. I first tapped the nuts, then used them to test the threading of the rods. I wanted the fit to be on the loose side so that I could easily open and close the vise.
I filmed this short video to show how freely the nuts spin. (Duration: 0:16)