Recently I helped my friend, Laurie, set up a lathe and workbench in her shed/ workshop.
For my pains (which weren’t that great, I thoroughly enjoyed it) she gave me this bench vise
It’s going to need some restoring. Rest assured though I won’t just be admiring it when it’s restored. This vise will get some use. Although it’s a metalwork vise I do use metals in my projects. Such as the hinge pins for Snakes and Ladders.
The jaws need some serious attention. One came off in my hand
and the other needs a clean up but looks to be properly secured
The vise seems to be on a rotating base
again possible freeing up to be done.
The main threaded rod seems to be free enough
I was intrigued to find out the maker/model. The only thing I could find on the whole of the body was this
That had to be a name plate. Some light oil and a quick wipe over later
So I tried to find it on google and came up with these images
Well thats something to be aiming for.
Be seeing you.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com