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I have a little vise #2: Strip down

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 06-29-2015 05:17 PM 929 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Intro Part 2 of I have a little vise series Part 3: Getting pickled »

First thing to do is strip this little beauty down to its component parts. The bolts out of the jaw that fell off.

One mounting hole is clear in the vise body and the other contains the other half of the sheared jaw bolt

That will need a little persuading out, later. The rotating base comes next

My rotating base seems superior to the one I found a picture of in that it is two piece allowing a full 360 degree rotation of the vise.

Next comes the separation of the sliding carriage from the main vise body. I just unscrewed it.

Although it was gummed up in there and needed a bit of persuading out. Above is the main vise body (rear), sliding carriage (front right) and threaded rear stop and retaining bolt (front left). The main thread is clean as are the mating surfaces of the sliding carriage

So I’ve decided to leave the thread in the carriage for now, The cotter pin retaining the thread and spring is likely to become fatigued if I remove it, best leave well alone. Next the rear stop and retaining bolt.

The stop looks OK but the bolt looks a bit knackered.

I tried re-cutting the thread ( an M10, 1.5 thread)

and clearing out the hole in the main body it bolts into

Sure enough it fits

but it’s loose and won’t tighten down properly. The bolt is shot but the casting hole seems OK (tried with another bolt). The bolt I removed from the loose jaw was also ‘waisted’

but another, new, bolt tried in the casting was secure

Well that the vise dis-assembled. Next stage is cleaning the parts.

Be seeing you.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com



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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 06-29-2015 05:24 PM

Good start. That’s the only way to do it. I look forward to seeing the next stage. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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SPalm

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#2 posted 06-29-2015 06:16 PM

Neat. This is fun to watch.
Good luck with the restore.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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BritBoxmaker

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#3 posted 06-29-2015 07:32 PM

Not quite as fancy as your Mustang, Sheila, but it keeps me happy for a while.

By the way has any paint gone on the car yet?

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 06-29-2015 09:27 PM

They are supposed to start striping it today. They lay the stripes first (I understand – I may be wrong.) and then then lay the red . I would think it to be the opposite, so maybe I am confused. They say it will be done by the end of the week. We’ll see . . . :)

I actually painted a couple of cars, including my first car – a 1976 Mustang II hatchback. I liked that car and I learned a lot about cars from it. It was a little 4cyl car and did me well for many years. I bought it used when I was sixteen and paid for it all myself. It was a great car to get me around and back and forth to university (350 miles away). It did so on one tank of gas. That was back in the late ‘70’s/early ‘80’s. (Ahhh the good old days!)

Keep up the great work! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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