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Old Columbian Woodworking Vise (after evaporust)

637 days ago by Jason™ | 9 comments »

◄ Update ►After soaking in the Evaporust solution for a few days I strained the solution back into the bottle and cleaned off the vise to see how well this stuff worked. I was very surprised at how well this stuff works I can only imagine what the electrosysis method would have done!! I scuffed the front a bit to be able to see the markings a little bit better. Note: The Electrolysis method was something I been really wanting to understand better and possibly try in the future. The only...

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New Life for a Columbian Woodworking Vise #3: Disassembly, Rust Removal & Cleaning

877 days ago by hhhopks | 7 comments »

This is part of III of the blog series where the vise is disassembled and cleaned. Disassembly:I would like to take the vise apart, however it looks like I have to take a compromise. I decided to disassemble the vise as much possible. Once the pin at the rear of the vise was tapped out, I was able to tap the rear guide plate out. Once that is out, the back jaw assembly slides out easily. Now you could clearly see the threaded shoe. I also noticed there is a spring on the fr...

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New Life for a Columbian Woodworking Vise #2: Will it turn?

887 days ago by hhhopks | 8 comments »

So far so good, there are no surprises. No cracks or breaks. As you recall from my previous blog post the vise will not turn. There is no sense of restoring the vise if you can get to move. So this blog is about getting the screw to turn.I searched for woodworking Columbian vise information. There don’t seem to be much. What I have found so far are mostly pictures and mounting information, but not the details that I am after. Hopefully I am correct in my selection of words in describin...

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New Life for a Columbian Woodworking Vise #1: Columbian Woodworking Vise Find

891 days ago by hhhopks | 3 comments »

I just got back from a woodworking tool estate sale. There were many good buys. I would of purchase a lot more but ran out of money. I spotted this woodworking vise and noticed that it is a quick release. I already got an old vice for the workbench that I am currently building, but it is not a quick release. I thought I would give it a go. I am taking a chance in buying a vise that wouldn’t turn. For $25.00, I don’t think it is much of a gamble. Here’s what I have foun...

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