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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.



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

Galoots

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.

http://ga
lootopedia.com/old-tools_wiki/images/b/b9/Vise1.jpg

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.

http://ga
lootopedia.com/old-tools_wiki/images/4/4a/Vise2.jpg


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.

http://ga
lootopedia.com/old-tools_wiki/images/7/77/Vise3.jpg

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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