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Homemade tools and hardware #7: Prototype bakelite vise after jeweler's version

06-09-2015 05:58 PM by Sodabowski | 4 comments »

Hi all, Here is my first copy of this great design from the 30’s. I won the original (left of the picture) on ebay some time ago, and after cleaning it and trying it out I decided to make copies of it, mainly because my sister is studying to become a jeweler and bakelite is great for silversmithing and goldsmithing since it’s rather soft.I used this vise for cutting rather delicate scrollwork into horn and bone flats, with very nice results. The only thing that the original lacks is a clamping system. So I had this small electrical-grade bakelite board around, with several mounting holes. I scaled down the original design to fit my stock – actually two units co...

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