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Project by kiefer posted 176 days ago 3003 views 33 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the background story of how I got to the Kiefer leg vise ( V2+V3 ).
The pictures are left to right V3 V2 V1
I have included two videos that explain the steps of development as I made this long journey .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1McU9Sf0c-s&list=HL1394331649

http://youtu.be/ohzaslhpWTs

this should work now I hope if not let me know .

-- Kiefer 松





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kdc68

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#1 posted 176 days ago

That is sweet !.....Excellent work !....I see this as being very much liked and commented on…Thank you for sharing….

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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JL7

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#2 posted 176 days ago

That is really ingenious stuff! Wow. About 10 steps above my pay grade, but I love the engineering! What’s next??

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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tyvekboy

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#3 posted 176 days ago

Keifer—Outstanding vise. I have several questions:

1 – What function does the threaded rods have?

2 – What keeps the beams from sliding in the leg when you press on the clamp pedal?

3 – How much clearance does the holes in which the beams slide have?

4 – What is the relationship between the bottom of the beam and the threaded rods? Are the rods even with the bottom of the beam?

Version #3 is great. Looked at the video. Saw version #3 once but it disappeared from YouTube.

Thanks for the videos.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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shipwright

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#4 posted 176 days ago

I guess I arrived a bit too late. I understand the. V-II fine and I think it is brilliant. I really want to see the obviously even more brilliant (dazzling ?) V-III but the video is a no go. Could you repost the link please.
You’ve done some really great outside the box work here buddy, you deserve all the kudos you will be getting for this.

Well done.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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lanwater

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#5 posted 176 days ago

After watching the video now I see hoe it works.

Really impressive Kiefer. You are an inventor my friend.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 176 days ago

You absolutely blow me away with your creativeness. Great job buddy and thanks for the videos. Very helpful

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Rick M.

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#7 posted 176 days ago

Not only impressive as a vise but timely… I’m coaching our school’s Science Olympiad Simple Machines team which deals with … you guessed it: types of levers. I can show the kids another practical application of a type 1 lever.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#8 posted 176 days ago

Wow Kiefer, just downright ingenious! favorite!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#9 posted 176 days ago

Super fine.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#10 posted 176 days ago

Thanks for all your work and thanks foe posting.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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CL810

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#11 posted 176 days ago

Kiefer your innovation will make a cabinetmaker’s bench more realistic for woodworkers every where! It would have saved me more than $300 to use this approach. Brilliant!!!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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Mainiac Matt

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#12 posted 176 days ago

Very ingenious

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#13 posted 176 days ago

Wow! Call a patent attorney.

-- Chuck Anstrom - Virginia

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#14 posted 176 days ago

Looks gread and well crafted. Clever ideas here. Hat’s off. It must have been fun to design and build it. Thanks for sharing this.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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DocSavage45

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#15 posted 176 days ago

Kiefer,

Nice engineering and craftsmanship with that Kiefer attention to detail. I didn’t know what you and Paul were talking about re: classes of levers and your explanation was helpful. I have been able to access Video 3 without problems and I watched it through.

I have used pine as stair treads in my little Cau Haus shop and I didn’t seal it. The soft wood has worn away. You had access to some nice (looks pretty close to #1 grade?) pine. The extra touches ( like where you put the chops in the vise, and refinements on this bench put it far and away above most of the postings I have seen. Is the pedal is made from a hard wood?

You really have a lot of great freebies in this thing? And I really would like to have your “lying around the shop” stuff I’m thinking that the cost of material would be much higher?

Maybe have someone you know do a sketch up? There are a “lot” of engineering details that came ” out of your head” LOL! Then most people who want this piece of art to build can do it.

I’m thinking you could do a few more video’s in the future now that I’m a subscriber? :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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