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Project by kiefer posted 09-13-2014 08:15 PM 8099 views 41 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 09-13-2014 08:40 PM

Wow, great job !

-- Guy,PEI

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#3 posted 09-13-2014 08:55 PM

very cool end vice. I like the double sprocket set-up.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 09-13-2014 08:56 PM

Your bench and vise arrangement sets the standard by which all others will be judged…..nice !!
I not only envy your vise but having space to use it. You have built so much functionality into it and it is beautiful as well.

-- jbschutz

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#5 posted 09-13-2014 09:16 PM

Amazing kiefer! I have been saving all of the used timing belts I replace at work because of you.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#6 posted 09-13-2014 10:13 PM

nice work, more ideas for my next bench, if I may copy

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#7 posted 09-13-2014 10:24 PM

Great creative thinking Klaus. You should be getting a subsidy from whoever makes those timing belts.
You have created a whole new market for them.
When you finish this bench ( assuming it will be deemed finished at some point) it will be one of the most versatile around. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#8 posted 09-13-2014 10:54 PM

Super design and workmanship. Congrats.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 09-13-2014 11:01 PM

Another amazing creation Klaus, and quite useful to boot…...great work.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#10 posted 09-14-2014 12:44 AM

Awesome and entirely too nice…!

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#11 posted 09-14-2014 01:05 AM

I’m thinking as I go down the comments. Yep, Yep, Yep! Got to Greg’s comment and I was thinking as I looked at your pictures. “It’s too beautiful to lay a tool on!” Can’t wait to see the video as I’m a subscriber.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 09-14-2014 01:05 AM

That is one gorgeous looking work bench excellently crafted. If I had built it I would put it in the living room as furniture as it is way to pretty to work on. (-;

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#13 posted 09-14-2014 01:06 AM

Oh yeah, Kiefer you were due for another spectacular project.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 09-14-2014 01:13 AM

Absolutely amazing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#15 posted 09-14-2014 01:19 AM

The video was too long so I will try to edit it and upload to you tube again ,be patient .

-- Kiefer

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