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Workbench Buildup #1: Desmond-Stephan Vise Restoration

2009 days ago by justsawin | 5 comments »

Not exactly a woodworking project, but will parlay into a workbench project to come. This is an old vise I got from my dad’s shop. I don’t know too much about it, but it says Desmond-Stephan Mfg Co. on the left side and Urbana, Ohio on the right. I restored it to useable condition and will mount it on my new workbench after building it. Before Restoration. A rusted mess! I used an “Electrolytic Rust Removal” process to remove the bulk of the rust. I couldn’t find pure washing soda (Sodium Carbonate) usually called for, but used generic “Oxyclean” stuff which is a mixture of Sodium Carbonate and Sodium Percarbonate. This is at the ver...

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