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...
Yeah, that one would have been begging me to take it home as well.
Michael-Also with WAY too many vises in the shop
On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 6:28 PM Darrell & Kathy
> 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:
> 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:
> 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:
> 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
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