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Project by Monty Queen posted 05-25-2010 06:15 PM 5418 views 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everybody in LJ Land. I wrote in my last project i was having carple tunnel sugery, I had both hand done on 17 May 10 and it was sucsessful. However i can not do anthing to put pressure on my wrists. So i been on the internet on craigs list and found a guy that was selling these bench vises. So i went to his house and purchased them from him for a great price for both of them. I been wanting a nice vice for my work bench and get rid of those pipe clamp vise i made. They were really heavy and i had the guy to tote them to my car where they still are. I might not beable to put them on now but i have them when my hand gets better. I thought i would share them with you.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#1 posted 05-25-2010 06:21 PM

Nice, heavy vices, Monty.

It’s not officially a gloat, though, if you don’t disclose the price. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Monty Queen

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#2 posted 05-25-2010 06:25 PM

Charlie i got them both for $75.00

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#3 posted 05-25-2010 06:28 PM

Nice vices wish I could find a deal around here. No luck yet. But I still need a work bench to put it on any way.

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#4 posted 05-25-2010 06:40 PM

Nice Score !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#5 posted 05-25-2010 06:45 PM

Great find. We get lucky sometime.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#6 posted 05-25-2010 06:58 PM

Good deal! Now it’s a gloat. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 05-25-2010 07:08 PM

Wow Monty that’s a real steal super vices. I hope your recovery is quick so you can get these guys installed.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 05-25-2010 07:10 PM

I love woodworking vises. Nice score. I’m wondering about the manufacturer though. From the photos I see a B/G 500v on the front jaw. It makes me think that they are from Broadhead and Garrett and made by the Columbian vise manufacturing. And now from searching Columbian vise I find that Wilton might have bought them out. I know from the past that columbian made front jaws for other companies such as Sears bacause I had one looked just like the Columbian but had the word Craftsman on the front jaw. So this leads me to think that columbian made some for B and G. You didn’t mention if the vises were rapid action or contiuous screw.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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Monty Queen

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#9 posted 05-25-2010 07:15 PM

I am not to sure about who manufactured them all the guy told be his grand pa bought them some years back at a auction got around 10 of them and had sold all of them except a couple he put on a benches he had in a shop. I think they are continuous screw.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#10 posted 05-25-2010 07:34 PM


Hope your hands heal quickly. My wife just had this done a couple months back. Fortunately the orthopedist uses a new procedure, that goes through a small incision in the palm and is a permanent fix vs. cutting open the wrist with six weeks of recovery. She was able to use her hands the same day, and has been steadily recovering strength in both hands. Wishing you the best!


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Rick Dennington

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#11 posted 05-25-2010 08:32 PM

Greetings Qmoney,
I also had the carpual tunnel thingy done on both hands at once a couple of years ago…. both hands at the same time is a tough and rough thing, but you’ll be glad you did.. My wife loves me very much, even after 33 years, but she refused to go the extra mile when I really needed her to… it involved a bi-product they call toilet paper….no matter how long or how short you’ve been together, there are somethings you can’t talk them into doing….. lol lol. I had about 5 stiches in each wrist, and when the time came, my wife took them out for me….she did do that, and saved a trip back to the doctor, and I saved about $60 for an office call. Now if she’ll just take care of me If I ever have to have hemorrhoid surgery….lol. Good score on the vises…now you just need a bench..

-- " Geezer.......Not young.....Not dead....Somewhere in between.."

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#12 posted 05-25-2010 09:30 PM

We all have our “vises”,...but none are better than the ones we can put to good use! :-)

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#13 posted 05-25-2010 10:31 PM

Don’t know what you paid for those but I bought 1 for 75.00 and thought I got a good deal.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 05-25-2010 11:03 PM

No, No! You make me jealous. What can you possibly do with 2? Please send one airmail to me here in South Africa! Thanks.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#15 posted 05-25-2010 11:16 PM

Don’t send it to Div, send it here instead, to Bonnie Scotland!

Great find, really could use one of these for my bench.

Hope you heal quickly,


-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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