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Project by orgelbau posted 2056 days ago 1452 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought and restored this honey of an antique vise to use on the workbench I’m working on, other than many many hours of patiently degreasing, derusting, and otherwise fiddling with this big heavy lady there’s not much to tell. The end result slides smoothly, engages when it ought to, and generally behaves itself as though brand new, a hundred or so years after it was brand new.





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Callum Kendall

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#1 posted 2056 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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Karson

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#2 posted 2056 days ago

Oh You need to highlight the letters. That looks so cool on the before picture. Use a block of wood with the paint on the end to put it on the letters.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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orgelbau

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#3 posted 2056 days ago

I thought about highlighting the letters, but I haven’t decided yet. I don’t want it to get too busy looking…

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Karson

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#4 posted 2056 days ago

But that date on there is important. It’s what gives it value. Be proud of it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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DustyDave

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#5 posted 2056 days ago

Great job. I vote for painting the letters.

-- Dave _-^-_ Baltimore, MD

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John Gray

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#6 posted 2056 days ago

Great job!! I just restored one too and made a new handle for it I may post it.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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sIKE

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#7 posted 2056 days ago

Awesome looking vise! I agree show off what you got!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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orgelbau

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#8 posted 2055 days ago

I think the picture gives the impression that the text is hard to read in red, which it isn’t in person.

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cabinetmaster

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#9 posted 2055 days ago

I vote for painting the letters too. Looks awesome…........... I wish I had one too….........LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Brad

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#10 posted 2040 days ago

Yeah white letters would be sweet… love the red though!

-- Brad / www.bradfordwoodworking.blogspot.com

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