|Forum topic by drcodfish||posted 11-01-2015 10:59 AM||594 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-01-2015 10:59 AM
A friend gave me this old leg vise, which he saved from a neighbors burn pile just in the nick of time. To be honest I wasn’t sure I would use it, I didn’t know how well it would clean up. But after a trip to the platers for bead blasting and powder coat It looked pretty nice.
A couple questions for you though:
1, Note the oblong hole in the garter which the screw runs through. Any idea which way that should be screwed to the leg board? Horizontal to allow the vise to cam one way or the other to better hold uneven work pieces, or vertically to allow the leg board to cam up or down in case you have not set the parallel guide for perfect parallel?
2. Any idea the maker and vintage? There are no makers marks or other visible markings on the hardware.
I apologize for not posting pics, I need to reduce the resolution on my camera and have not figured that out just yet. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
-- Dr C