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BOXER AUTO QUICK RELEASE

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Project by kiefer posted 11-21-2017 01:43 AM 8190 views 11 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a brief post on the second version vise quick release mechanism I have developed and installed on this vise
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/253546
And is more compact and and refined and suitable as a retrofit for many types of vise .
Watch the video here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5fOn1FN49U
I call this model the boxer as the action reminds me of a boxer engine .
Pictures #1 the mechanism #2 half nuts in lock position #3 half nus in open position #4 all the components #5 the complete module #6 the complete module side view

Questions and comments always welcome

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-21-2017 03:37 AM

That is really slick, Klaus. I have a similar nut on a wood vice in my shop. It releases when you back it up and engages when you turn it forward. Very quick action to open it up!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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hoss12992

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#2 posted 11-21-2017 03:42 AM

WOW!!!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 11-21-2017 06:09 AM

Every time I see this, it just blows my mind…

It’s hard for me to SEE how you Change from Tightening the vise to letting it go & OPEN…

When I think I SEE it, I realize I don’t… and spin my wheels again… to no end…

It is, by far, the best one I’ve seen, and SO SIMPLE I can’t SEE how it works!

Very frustrating…

Thank you Kiefer for trying… You are the Greatest!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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observer100

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#4 posted 11-21-2017 11:48 AM

Absolutely love the simplicity. It appears the magic is due to the magnets and confined movement space of the metal parts. Brilliant.

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 11-21-2017 01:26 PM

Your work and effort is fantastic Klaus. I can see these being used in the future by many. Very simple yet very effective.

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

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bigblockyeti

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#6 posted 11-21-2017 02:49 PM

I can always appreciate something created adhering to K.I.S.S. design principles. In this section my favorites are finished projects made of WOOD!

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#7 posted 11-22-2017 03:11 PM

This looks just the job for a quick release mechanism. Added to the enhancements list for my wooden vice.
Thanks for sharing.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#8 posted 11-24-2017 04:33 AM

This is fantastic. Wondering if it would work with a wooden screw and nut?

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Lazyman

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#9 posted 11-25-2017 03:47 AM



This is fantastic. Wondering if it would work with a wooden screw and nut?

- mark76wa

I think that the screw needs to be magnetic so that turning it makes the nut slide into our of position.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Northwest29

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#10 posted 12-02-2017 09:12 PM

What is the thickness of each piece of UHMW? Thanks, once again, for sharing your ingenuity with us.

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

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kiefer

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#11 posted 12-03-2017 06:56 PM

What is the thickness of each piece of UHMW? Thanks, once again, for sharing your ingenuity with us.

- Northwest29

Starting from the end with the bushing
5/8” – 3/4” – 1/2”
The only layer that is imported is the 3/4 because of the thickness of the nuts which are just under 3/4”the other two can be what ever thickness and good plywood (BALTIC BIRCH ) would also work for this .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Boatman53

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#12 posted 12-07-2017 02:24 AM

I have quite a bit of 3/4” UHMW plastic known as Starboard. If anybody is interested in small pieces to make this, send me a PM and we’ll work something out.
Jim

-- Jim, Mid coast, Maine Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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jester4977

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#13 posted 02-23-2019 11:02 PM

This design is fantastic, the best I’ve seen anywhere. I built 2 of them from the videos you have on YouTube, and they work surprisingly well. The most important part was to get the proper magnets. I initially used some crap ones from Amazon and there was not enough pull to engage the nut, so I went online to K&J magnetics and got the N52 ones that are 3/4” round and 1/8” thick, which worked perfect. I built mine out of 1/2” baltic birch and had to laminate layers together to get the center block thick enough.

-- -- John, Somewhere in Indiana

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 02-23-2019 11:07 PM

jester… Very good information… Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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jester4977

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#15 posted 02-24-2019 01:56 AM

Just finished making some adjustments to one of these so it runs smoother. I made the center block .8 inches thick to reduce friction when the nut is engaging/disengaging. I also rotated the cutout about 30 degrees clockwise so the magnets would not pass close to the screws, in case anyone can’t get their hands on nylon or stainless screws.

Another tip is to label your nut halves and keep them oriented on the same side of the block. Unless you work in a machine shop I doubt both halves will be perfectly identical, so keeping them on the side they were on when you marked the travel of the nut will ensure they operate like they should and don’t jam up.

-- -- John, Somewhere in Indiana

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