|Project by kiefer||posted 12-12-2013 04:24 AM||8739 views||59 times favorited||38 comments|
This project has been in the making for about a year and a half and this week it all came together .
Another addition to my table saw router table work centre until I build a work bench .
It is built from some left over prefinished hardwood flooring and miscellaneous pieces from around the shop, so very inexpensive and also a very easy build which was the main objective .
The vise is based on timing belts which I have used on several projects and operates as follows .
The upper and lower beam are connected by a strut at the back end and the chop is placed as usual on a leg vise .
The beams can slide in and out and have a 8mm/3/8” offset top to bottom and giving the vise a 15” capacity without having to crank it open .
The vice can be locked in at any point of the travel to suit the size of the object being clamped by pushing on the foot pedal which is connected to a board which has wedges attached to it and activates two blocks which engage into the timing belt on the upper and lower beam ,locking them in place .
The final clamping is done via the hand wheel bringing the chop into a parallel position .
I also built a dead man with again a timing belt clamping device which gives a very close stepped adjustment .
I am including a few more pis here to hopefully explain the function but any questions I will gladly answer as good as I can .
I hope you enjoy .
All I can say that I was pleasantly surprised how well this vise works .