I inherited this vice from my dad, and I’m pretty sure it was used when he got it. So by my recollection it’s probably 60 years old or more. I have to admit that I’ve never seen one like this before, instead of the front half of the vice moving when you turn the handle the rear of the vice moves backwards.
Well, I dug the thing out of storage where it’s been resting for quite a few years and as soon as I went to use it, I found that the vice would not open because it was rusted. I toyed with the idea of buying a new vice but they were way too expensive. So I got out my tools and started dis-assembly. I removed all the rust and then I started to tackle the outside of the vice, which I took some paint remover and a wire wheel to.
After it was all cleaned up, all I had to decide was what color to paint it. So I looked in one of my cabinets and there were several cans of spray paint that were at least a 2 to 3 years old. There was a nice cranberry red and black as well as a can of primer. The end result is what you see in the pictures.
If anybody has ever seen a vice like this let me know.
-- Measure twice and cut once, after you sharpen your pencil!