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Shop Chips #1: Advice on Vises! (For beginners)

05-18-2017 05:46 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

View on YouTube so this’ll kind of be my “vlog within a blog” sort of thing. For this week I wanted to talk about something that the internet seems to complicate for alot of people and that’s vises. I cover it in the video but suffice to say that the best vise that you can possibly get is the one that has all the parts, the jaws move smoothly and freely, isn’t missing any parts, and most importantly fits in the space that you have alloted for work. In ...

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Wilton Shop King Completed

09-08-2013 12:55 PM by SirFatty | 7 comments »

The paint had all week to dry, I expected the gloss to fade a bit over the week. It did not, and still looks wet. Not the exact look I was going for, but it’ll be fine. removing the painter’s tape shows just how good that 3M blue tape is; no bleeding along the tape lines. Time for assembly, and the first thing will be attaching the jaw inserts. On the Shop King the inserts are screw on (I think that is something that Wilton does with all their vises). The problem with this...

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I have a couple vices.

09-04-2013 06:15 PM by SirFatty | 7 comments »

And both are Wilton vises. A couple years ago, I received a vise from my wife’s grandfather. They moved out of their house and he said I could take whatever tools I wanted. Unfortunately, there was not much, but I did take his old Wilton Shop King vse. This vise dates to the mid 50’s, and I believe that he purchased it new. I did some research and came across Junkyard Tools that has a good write up about Wilton’s history and this vise. It appears that my 41/2” ...

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