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269469 Bill Ghio 2019‑11‑27 Re: Mechanic's Vise Rehab
> On Nov 26, 2019, at 4:55 PM, scott grandstaff  wrote:
> 
> Wow what is it? A virus?
> Old vises breaking out all over?
> A neighbor of mine practically made me take a vise last month.
> It cleaned up pretty well. Its a Rock Island.
> Little ol 6", can't weight much over 125 pounds.
> http://users.snowcrest.net/kitty/sgrandstaff/images/oldtools/rockis
landvise2.JPG

Since we are showing off our vices…

This is on what I call my metal working bench:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/77280442@N.../49133401547/in/dateposted/

It is a Rock Island #534:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/77280442@N.../49133401547/in/photostream/

The bench - https://www.flickr.com/photos/77280442@N.../49133401547/in/photost
ream/  — is solid maple. Been in the family since the early 1950’s. My dad
told me it came off of a WWII Navy Destroyer that was being broken up in a
shipyard in San Diego. Dad was a Chief Engineer in the San Diego tuna fleet and
spent a good deal of time in the shipyards scavenging "stuff”. I got the bench
about 1975 and have moved it a few times. It has been used and abused over the
years, but I won’t part w/ it. Just too useful always having that big vise
handy.

Bill

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