|Forum topic by drcodfish||posted 10-31-2015 10:55 PM||456 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
10-31-2015 10:55 PM
I apologize for not being able to post pics, apparently my camera’s resolution is set a little too high. You can see photos which are appropriate to this post on my flicker Site here.
This old vise was a ‘gift’ from a friend. He rescued it from his neighbors burn pile. It is obvious that this thing sat out in the weather for a very long time, the screw is very pitted. When I first got it I was not sure I would use it, it was in such bad shape I didn’t know if I could get it looking and working well enough to suit my purposes.
I sent it to a plater who bead blasted it and then powder coated the business ends of things. It came out looking great and the screw and thread work well enough for me, and best of all it sort of fits with the old Richards Wilcox vise
Two questions for you all:
1. Any idea of the vintage of this piece and who might be the maker? There are no makers marks of any kind visible.
2, Note the oval slot in the garter which allows the screw to travel in one plane. Do you think this is designed to mount horizontally to allow the leg to cam either left or right to accommodate an uneven width work piece? Or do you think it is designed to be mounter vertically to allow the leg a better bite if the parallel guide is not set up to perfectly match the width of thee work piece?
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
-- Dr C