Abstract: A vice for fly tying comprises a support disposed adjustably on a suitable base plate, a maintaining base attached on the support and provided with a fastening screw on its side surface, a revolving knob connected with the maintaining base at its rear end, a revolving base rotatively connected with the maintaining base at its rear end, through a through hole of the later by an axle bar of the revolving knob, and a holding member pivotally connected with the revolving base, through two pairs of movable connecting plates attached to both sides of the later and a connecting axle bar attached on its rear end portion.
Abstract: A clamp for use in installing crown molding which has a top front lip, a bottom rear lip and a bridging segment extending diagonally between them, comprising a clamp part for engaging the ceiling of a room and for engaging the top front lip of the crown molding from in front, and another clamp part for engaging the bottom rear lip of the crown molding from below and engaging the room wall behind the crown molding.
Abstract: A mount for rigging a single-barb fishhook or a treble hook which temporarily secures the fishhook for rotation by a motorized drill or similar type of equipment or by hand, where the eye is maintained in a generally fixed spatial location on or near the central axis of the mount during rotation, for attachment of a wire leader to the eye of the fishhook. A bore perpendicular to the rotational axis is provided to retain a single-barb fishhook and a cross member is provided to retain a treble hook. A short segment of the wire lead is threaded through the eye and bent back toward the main body of the wire leader. Both the main body and the short segment of the wire leader are then held in fixed relationship while the mount is rotated.
Abstract: An improved tool for the fabrication of dubbing loops which includes a base member and two vertically oriented opposed pedestal members, one pedestal member having a hook rotatably mounted thereon, the opposing pedestal member having a biasly mounted post with a thread engaging friction slot, there being pivotally mounted between the opposing pedestals, a dubbing platform pivotal to a horizontal plane such that the upper surface when horizontal is in the plane of a string which stretches between the rotatable hook and the post, dubbing material being laid over such thread on the dubbing surface, the thread then being returned to the rotatable hook on the first pedestal and secured which is then rotated so as to twist the thread and intertwine the dubbing material forming a dubbing loop.
Abstract: A fly tying vise provides a three point engagement with a hook by use of an anvil having an aperture therein. An elongate engagement member slides inwardly and outwardly relative to the aperture, and includes a slot therein for receiving a portion of the hook therethrough. Translation of the engagement member controls the degree of engagement of the hook by the vise. The vise support post is curved away from the user to provide room for the user's hands during use.
Abstract: An automatically-locking bypass valve (10) of the type including a valve body (12), an inner member (11) in sliding engagement with the valve body (12) and having a bypass opening (48), the valve body (12) and inner member (11) having first and second vacuum-reactive surfaces (18a and 18b respectively), and a spring (60) between the valve body (12) and the inner member (11) against which the vacuum-reactive surfaces (18a and 18b respectively) move axially relative to each other. The valve body (12) has a guide (26) and the inner member (11) has a guide-follower (50) which is (a) slidably engaged with the guide (26) in one rotational alignment with the valve body (12) in a normal operating range of relative axial positions of the valve body (12) and inner member (11) and (b) out of sliding engagement with the guide (26) beyond such normal operating range.
Abstract: A vise for holding objects wherein the vise includes a vise portion having a pair of engagement jaws mounted on one end of a vise body. An adjusting shell is disposed in coaxial relation about the vise body and in cooperative relationship with the engagement jaws. The adjusting shell is rotatable about the vise body, and rotation of the adjusting shell actuates the engagement jaws between their opened and closed positions. The vise portion can be used in conjunction with a rotary module which is mounted to the other end of the vise body and imparts a rotary motion to the vise body about its central longitudinal axis. The rotary module employs a clutch and brake assembly that is mounted on a rotary spindle and housed within an adjusting shell that is coaxial with the rotary spindle. The adjusting shell is slideable backward and forward relative to the rotary spindle to engage and disengage the brake. When the brake is disengaged, the rotary module can be rotated either clockwise or counter-clockwise.
Abstract: A clamping apparatus for use in tying fishing flies is disclosed that includes a vise with parallel first and second extended portions with aligned holes, and a trigger pin disposed through holes that has a circular and flat first end adjacent to the first extended portion and a threaded second end adjacent to the second extended portion with a knob screwed on the end. The clamping apparatus also includes a trigger with a circular portion that has pinhole offset from a center of the circular portion. The pinhole is aligned with a pinhole in the circular portion of the trigger pin, and a pin is disposed through the pinholes. The vise is attached to an arm that is attached to a base. Two legs extend from the base to support the clamping apparatus. Foot joints are located at the ends of the legs and are connected to a flexible member that stabilizes the clamping apparatus. A neck cord is also provided so that the vise may be used in the field at a stream or lake.
Abstract: A device for tying artificial flies onto the shank of a fishing hook by wrapping a filament about the shank includes a shaft which is rotatable about a first axis and having a releasable clamp mounted thereon at an angle to the shaft. The clamp includes hook engaging jaws which are located immediately adjacent to the axis of the shaft for holding a portion of the hook adjacent to the hook shank, so that the shank is fully exposed and disposed coaxially with the first axis. The shaft is supported and rotatable about the first axis, and can be held at any rotational position.
Abstract: A fly vise base assembly includes a base member for securing a fly vise, a resilient elastomeric gas impermeable suction pad and a movable lever for drawing the suction pad from a first position to a second position for a suction seal for securing the base member.
Abstract: Tying vise for an artificial fly. The tying vise has a clamp for attachment to a support and, connected to the clamp, a gripping jaw unit for gripping a fishhook, wherein the gripping jaw unit is connected to the clamp across an articulated arm equipped with joints on both ends, and wherein the joints are placed, respectively, on a leg of the clamp and on the gripping jaw unit in such a way that the clamp, articulated arm, and gripping jaw unit can be collapsed into a compact transport position.
Abstract: A device used to facilitate the making of the connection system of an optical fiber comprises: an upright that supports the gripping of the joining piece associated with holding the connectors in an immobile state with respect to the joining piece during the front polymerization of the connection system; this upright also supporting a fastening system used to hold the connector in an immobile state during the rear polymerization of the connection system and an adjuster capable of causing the pivoting and translation of the joining piece so that it surrounds the solder point located in the rear of the connector, held in an immobile state by the fastening system, to achieve the rear polymerization of the connection system. The device is very useful especially in the field of telecommunications by optical fibers.
October 8, 1996
Date of Patent:
June 9, 1998
Christian Loustau, Albert Chan Kui Cheong, Fabrice Laine, Raymond Joubert
Abstract: An electric rotary tying device system used for tying fishing flies that provides an in-line rotational drive system contained in a rotatably, elevationally and angularly adjustable main housing. Fully adjustable gripping means are non-destructive and are used to tie regular fishing flies while a modified gripping means allows the tying of tube flies. A fully reversible, bi-directional, variable speed, low voltage drive means and rotatable in-line drive system is controlled by a variable speed foot switch to provide variable rotation to the gripping means. The foot operated control switch frees both hands when tying a fishing fly thereby providing greater control over the precise positioning and tensional wrapping of fly tying material. A plurality of accessory bores and a movable mounting member provide attachment points for various accessories.
Abstract: A fly tyer's vise which has a pair of spring members at one end so as to receive and clamp a fish hook and which can be separated by a cam operated lever wherein said jaws are mounted on a shaft received in an adaptor such that when the supporting shaft is in the horizontal position, the jaws and fish hook can be rotated 360.degree. about a horizontal axis so as to allow the fly to be adjusted to all angular positions. A set screw passes through the adapter and is received in a groove in the supporting shaft for the fish hook jaws and a generally spherical knob fits over an extending end of the support shaft.
Abstract: A combination universal hobby cabinet system, including a workbench, wherein the cooperative combination includes an organized storage cabinet having one member that is completely removable from the cabinet and then becomes a workbench which may be set on top of the closed cabinet or other flat surface to become a work station, and wherein the interior of the cabinet uniquely provides stowage space for materials and tools and for the workbench, all for use in the practice of particular hobbies, one embodiment of which system encompasses the hobby of fly-tying to create fishing lures.
Abstract: A vise for holding small objects. It is particularly useful as a fly tying vise. It comprises a support bearing a housing having a rotatable central arbor carried in low friction bearings. The preferred form has a hub mounted at each end of the arbor. One hub houses a clutch or other locking device. The other hub bears a clamping arrangement having fixed and moveable members with distal jaw portions adapted to hold an object such as a fishhook. The clamping arrangement has a longitudinal axis essentially parallel to but off-axis from the longitudinal axis of the arbor. The axis of the arbor does not pass through the jaws of the clamping arrangement. This permits a hook to be held in the vise with its shank lying on the axis of rotation of the arbor. In this way body thread or other dressing can be rapidly and accurately applied as the fly is created. Jaw members have essentially parallel and planar opposing faces with the maximum opening being controlled by an adjusting screw.
Abstract: A vice for a fishhook including a cam, a main body, a pair of jaws defining a chuck at the front ends thereof, an operating lever fixed integrally with a cam, and an adjusting screw threadedly engaged with the main body and having a forward end in abutment with the cam for adjusting the force provided by the jaws on a fishhook engaged by the vice. Each jaw has a tapered portion, and the jaws are positioned opposite one another to define a space therebetween at rear ends thereof. The cam and a portion of the main body are received in the space. The cam and operating lever are rotatable around a shaft which passes through the jaws and the cam. A spring is provided between the jaws and the main body for urging the adjusting screw into abutment with the cam. Cam surfaces formed integrally with the main body are provided for varying the distance between the abutting tapered surfaces of the chuck formed at the front end of the pair of jaws.
Abstract: A fly tying device including relatively heavy resilient steel bars which are provided with a supportive means and also concave edges which face each other to space the bars for a major portion of the length thereof together with a cam to temporarily spread the free ends of the bars apart to accept the hook.
Abstract: A fly tyer's vise comprising a pair of hardened spring members rigidly adjacent one end of the pair and having a cam operated device for spreading the opposite ends to accept hook, the members including a relatively small transverse slotted member for receiving and holding the hook at the point in front of the barb, the members also holding the hook in the area of the bend thereof, the vise being able to firmly clamp hooks from size 28 to size 1.