|Project by kiefer||posted 09-13-2014 08:15 PM||8450 views||41 times favorited||40 comments|
Here is the handwheel installed to replace the handle what a difference in the operation much smoother and convenient .
Here is my new vise design addition that I made the sprockets for in this post .
This is the original bench and vise configuration which had a single screw end vise and you can look at the video using the attached link .
This vise uses the cog belt and plywood sprocket that I made and two ACME thread rods .
The idea is to have a twin screw end vise that spans the complete end of the bench and has a 12” opening capacity and no wracking or sag which is accomplished by two support runners and also serves to operate the tail vise which is a independend sliding dovetail chop that can be attached to the end vise by a leather strap and pin and also has a 12” opening
I can also use the tail vise to clamp along the front apron using the dog holes at the front of the chop and apron and the Kiefer vise V3 is still in the same spot and so far has been my every day vise but like any vise it has limitations and brought about this new concept .
By making this configuration I have the benefit of being able to use this setup in just about any clamping arrangement that I require using only two screws .
Now that this is all done I have to arrange a new dog hole pattern using round holes .
This project is all made from material that I had on hand and the only items that I purchased for this are the threaded rods and nuts and some washers and bearings for a total cost of about $50.00.
Even the handle and fitting are from my old end vise and the cork for the chops where a gift from a friend and BTW holds very well .
Any question that arise are welcome .