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Project by kiefer posted 06-23-2016 05:03 PM 2123 views 7 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the video link

Every front/bench vise I ever looked at has a problem with racking when clamping a piece near the end of the chop and I thought there must be a way to overcome this .
I tried a few what I thought would be a solution other then a spacer as I wanted a built in solution and this is the proto type and it works well as you can tell from the pictures the jaws stay parallel to each other when a piece is clamped .I will post a video later today on YOU TUBE and post the link here to demonstrate the action rather then try to explain it here .
Any questions and comments always welcome .
Be patient as it takes a bit to upload a video .
There are also several videos on my YOU TUBE page including my leg vise V2which I am very happy with .
Here is the link to the post which includes the link to the V2 video


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 06-23-2016 05:07 PM

Very nice! Strong parallel rods with snug, but not overly snug, bushings would be the answer. Nice work.

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 06-23-2016 05:11 PM

I used wood guides and they slide nice and easy but you will see in the video .

-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 06-23-2016 05:31 PM

Great design. Love your vices. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 06-23-2016 05:56 PM

Great idea! Think the only solution for my vise would be to make it a foot shorter!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 06-23-2016 07:33 PM

I.m on vacation now and could not see the hole video. But when I’m home I certainly will do Klaus. I also will make a clamp try on my new look a like Emmert.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#6 posted 06-23-2016 07:55 PM

Hey Klaus,

Good to see you on the YouTube again. Getting pretty efficient with your videos. Thanks for the post.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 06-23-2016 11:30 PM

Well thought out Klaus.
Very nice work.

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

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#8 posted 06-23-2016 11:32 PM

Great Vise!

I really you have revolutionized The Common Woodworking Vise!

I’m sure you will sell it… one day… No doubt…

Thank you for the update!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#9 posted 06-23-2016 11:52 PM

Hi Klaus. Your addiction with vises will some day be the standard of all bench vises on the market. I have to give you a lot of praise for the improvements you have done. Excellent work.
This last video was starting to look very professional. I was waiting for some pop-ups. ha ha

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 06-23-2016 11:57 PM

Very slick idea, Klaus. You are always thinking!! i really like the quick release nut!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 06-24-2016 12:05 AM

Ingenious this is the first time I’ve seen the video on the leg vice. Are there plans available?

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#12 posted 06-24-2016 12:29 AM

Thanks guys for the comments and interest in this prototype vise which is an idea in progress but it works so well right now that I thought I would post it but don’t worry I won’t stay idle as I love innovation and progress when it comes to tools .


-- Kiefer

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#13 posted 06-24-2016 01:06 AM

Necessity is the mother of invention. Your ideas/designs are always well thought out and implemented. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#14 posted 06-24-2016 01:14 AM

You’re amazing Klaus many talents all roll into one! You are a thinking man and it pays off every time! Nice work on the vice and the video!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#15 posted 06-24-2016 09:05 AM

This is a wonderful design Klaus. It solves the inconvenience of having to use spacers and the lack of stiffness in your quick release system makes life a little easier too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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