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Project by kiefer posted 03-24-2014 09:12 PM 11324 views 49 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi LJ”s
Here is the Sketch Up model that our LJ buddy TYVEK BOY drew up for us and I think we all should send him a big Thank YOU for doing this and also look at his tool cabinet Sketch Up model it is awesome and something to see .

Here is the link for the Sketch Up file

I also made a new pull handle for the vise .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 03-24-2014 09:20 PM

Deluxe Keifer, deluxe.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 03-24-2014 09:40 PM

Very nice – what a cool design and thanks to TyvekBoy for the sketchup model….....Well done!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#3 posted 03-24-2014 10:05 PM

Super cool.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#4 posted 03-24-2014 10:41 PM

Brilliant engineering Klaus.
Not easy to describe but I think you did a good job.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#5 posted 03-24-2014 11:31 PM

A definite winner.. I also like the texturing that you did in several locations

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#6 posted 03-25-2014 12:01 AM

Very nice job on that vise, Kiefer!

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

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#7 posted 03-25-2014 12:23 AM


You can now say “Even Tom understands it!” LOL! Nice video, much clearer explanation. Think I will ad the whole thing on my bench rebuild.

Really very nice work gentlemen!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 03-25-2014 12:26 AM

Tried to locate Tyvek Boy through the search box but got an error message?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 03-25-2014 12:43 AM

Hi Doc

Yes Kiefer did a good job on the video. If you use sketchup, PM Kiefer and he’ll send you the sketchup file and then you can dissect put dimensions to it and recreate this marvel in your shop. I’m thinking of retrofitting my workbench and adding this to my WORKBENCH.

I linked to my TOOLCABINET that Keifer mentioned or you can go to my projects and look for it.

I tried searching for myself on LJ using the SEARCH box and you are right …. ERROR? Can’t figure out why. That’s not how the search box should work.

So I tried going to the LJ home page and then in the address line typed in tyvekboy after the slash and my home page came up. Go figure.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#10 posted 03-25-2014 01:03 AM

The search function has been broken for days nthere a multiple threads on LJ site feedback forum. Somebody is working on it, but they’ll haven’t been successful yet.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#11 posted 03-25-2014 01:12 AM

Ok, one question, you say to release the chop you pull up on the handle? If you are under pressure how do you do that?

Looks good in principle and design..

-- Jeff NJ

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#12 posted 03-25-2014 01:15 AM

Good job Kiefer and Tyvekboy. Thanks to both of you.

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#13 posted 03-25-2014 01:48 AM

You pull up the foot pedal that will release the vise then pull back or push on the handle to open or close the chop.
Watch the previous video V3

-- Kiefer

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#14 posted 03-25-2014 01:54 AM

Since I’ve been really intimate with the vise I’ll answer woodchuckerNJ’s question. To release the chop, you put your foot under the bottom of the foot pedal and lift up which will allow the lift rod to move back and off the ramps which will allow it to move down. This movement will allow the lock rod to move down and allow the halfnuts to disengage the threaded rods under each beam and allow you to move the chop away from the bench.

This vise is truly simple and ingenious.

(( Keifer …. you answered the question while I was composing mine …. oops ))

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#15 posted 03-25-2014 02:25 AM


Alex, impressive sketchup skills man, you need to give me some classes.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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