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269453 Matt Cooper <MaNoCooper@l...> 2019‑11‑26 Re: Another vise rehab
Sorry, I cannot be of help finding its maker. However, I have a Stanley 700, of
1960 vintage, that I really like. In my small shop, I clamp it on the work bench
and use it as a draw horse. I use it to update axe handles to meet my specs,
with a draw knife and spike shaves. New axe handles are much too thick for my
liking. Also great for holding long pieces upright.
I don't work much with pieces as large as doors, however I bet they are handy at
holding those as well.

Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10.

-------- Original message --------
From: Darrell & Kathy 
Date: 11/25/19 21:28 (GMT-05:00)
To: Galoots 
Subject: [OldTools] Another vise rehab


I was at the Tool Group of Canada meeting on Saturday.
There are always some dealers in the hall, usually they have
some cool stuff that I want but don't need.  Saturday was no
exception to this rule.

I picked up a couple of Scoo-Zon file handles for way less than
retail.  One of them looks like it was never used, the wood is
still clean.  I also acquired a 1/2 inch incannel Marples gouge.
This will be used in a shrink-box class.  I won't worry about
people hitting this chisel with a mallet, not like I would worry
about my I&H Sorby paring gouges.

The most interesting, and surprisingly topical due to Kirk's post
about his vise rehab, was a vise.  I got vises, so many vises,
that I really do not need anymore.  But this one called to me.
Check it out...

It's a portable vise, oriented differently from the run-of-the-mill
clamp-on style of vise (which I got too many of already).
First thing I did was cut some jaw liners and screw them on.


This thing is a quick-release style vise!  The little (brazed repair)
lever here disengages a pawl from the toothed bar and allows
you to slide the vise open.  The pawl also allows the vise to be
slipped closed.


The only identifying mark is this "No. 800" on the handle.
The handle has left-hand threads that engage the vise body
and right hand threads that engage the end of the ratchet
bar.  This allows a few turns of the handle in either direction
to loosen or tighten the vise once you slip the sliding jaw
up against the work.


I think I am gonna like this wee vise for spoon carving.
Does anyone know who made it?  I spent some time
digging around DATAMP but did not find it.

Darrell LaRue
Oakville ON
Wood Hoarder, Blade Sharpener, and Occasional Tool User

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