|Project by mafe||posted 11-07-2010 02:50 AM||3116 views||0 times favorited||20 comments|
Hand vise (restored)
I have been tired of sanding the skin of my fingers while using my discsander, and to hear my daughter say: ‘you are bleeding again dad’...
So when we had the LJ Copenhagen meeting, and I found a old hand vice, I fell for it right away.
But the one ‘wing’ had fallen of the wing nut, so I had some doubts if I should buy it, until our friend Napoleon sad ‘no problem, I’ll fix it for you’.
And so he did, not even fix it, he also gave it some patine so it looked as it was always so.
After I gave it a extra washer from a Euro coin as usual, and a leather piece attached to a string for soft grips, since it often delicate things I have to bring so close to the action.
On the last photos you can see it in action, sanding a part for a knife project.
Hope it can inspire, or save some fingers from bleeding.
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.