LumberJocks

Can someone help me identify this?!?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Hand Tools forum

Forum topic by mchapman87 posted 01-21-2016 08:30 PM 820 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View mchapman87's profile

mchapman87

19 posts in 343 days


01-21-2016 08:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question rustic vise

My brother lives in KS and runs a second hand store called the Second Hand Rose. Any time he gets woodworking stuff in he lets me take first crack at owning it before putting it out to re-sell. He sent me these pictures of this vise last night and what the seller was asking. (most stuff is consignment, unless it actually came from auction). I was wondering if anyone has seen one like this or if it was something that someone just threw together. Either way it was only 25 bucks so I went ahead and bought it. I couldn’t pass up on it because regardless if it is something of value or not It does have a history to it. I haven’t traveled up there to get it yet, and didn’t think to ask my brother how it functioned. The photos make it look a little rough, but I am interested in taking the mechanical part of the vise apart and restoring it to lengthen the life of it. I though it was a moxen vise, but I think I am wrong here so someone chime in please!

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes!


17 replies so far

View chrisstef's profile

chrisstef

15671 posts in 2471 days


#1 posted 01-21-2016 08:33 PM

Looks like a moxon vice of sorts. I would use that for cutting dovetails. The “bench” at the rear of the vice would act to hold the tail board over the pin board ,which would be cinched in the vice, for layout. Shop made and pretty darn cool in my book.

Edit – that’s still my guess ^ but with the rod in the way it would be difficult to use like a moxon.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

View mchapman87's profile

mchapman87

19 posts in 343 days


#2 posted 01-21-2016 08:40 PM

Chrisstef, The cool factor is what initially made me buy it. He has been telling me that he had a cool old vise, but I was unsure if it was woodworking or not. When I finally got the pictures the first response I had was, I’m sold what do you want for it. If it functions flawlessly I won’t have to take it apart which I am actually hoping for. I will replace the handle regardless of shape, but Ill have to see on everything else. I cant wait to get in back to my shop so I can check it out.

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes!

View HokieKen's profile

HokieKen

1768 posts in 603 days


#3 posted 01-21-2016 08:46 PM

I agree with chrisstef. It’s like a Moxon but wouldn’t be used for joinery because the vise isn’t deep enough or wide enough. Plus, the top isn’t flush with the top of the vise and there are no dog holes.

Somebody made this for a very specific purpose and we’re not likely to ever know exactly what that purpose was. It was something they wanted elevated off the bench top but it wasn’t for joinery or planing. Either way, it looks like a quality vise and if nothing else, you made out like a bandit on just the hardware for $25!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

View mchapman87's profile

mchapman87

19 posts in 343 days


#4 posted 01-21-2016 08:51 PM

After chrisstef replied I looked at the photos again and saw that it wasn’t flush. So you are right about it not being for joinery. I am not even sure if it was a consignment piece or something he picked up at auction. So finding the true application of the vise would be slim to none. I felt the same way about it though hokie I wasn’t going to pass it up for $25

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes!

View chrisstef's profile

chrisstef

15671 posts in 2471 days


#5 posted 01-21-2016 08:57 PM

ahh, now I see that it isn’t flush. I’m with hokie that it was made for a specific task.

Also, I hope that isn’t strawbeery quik back there. That ish is blasphemy. Original chocolate all day long.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

View mchapman87's profile

mchapman87

19 posts in 343 days


#6 posted 01-21-2016 09:14 PM

I can neither confirm or deny the flavor of that Nesquick. Being it my brother and him usually being a little bit off I wouldn’t be surprised. Although I think it may be an empty container repurposed as a pen cup. I will continue to think it is strawberry quick just to bust his beans about though.

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes!

View jdh122's profile

jdh122

879 posts in 2282 days


#7 posted 01-21-2016 09:28 PM

I would guess it was for doing some kind of carving. Elevates the piece to a more convenient height, plus you could take it with you to your weekly carving club meeting.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

View mchapman87's profile

mchapman87

19 posts in 343 days


#8 posted 01-21-2016 09:36 PM

That is a pretty sound assumption there jdh.

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes!

View TheFridge's profile

TheFridge

5765 posts in 951 days


#9 posted 01-21-2016 09:38 PM

Book binding?

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

View mchapman87's profile

mchapman87

19 posts in 343 days


#10 posted 01-21-2016 10:06 PM

Could be but why was it drenched it oil it appears? By the way Fridge everytime I see you signature I have that song stuck in my head for days! It was funny when I walked into work this morning and it was playing on power 97.

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes!

View mchapman87's profile

mchapman87

19 posts in 343 days


#11 posted 01-21-2016 10:11 PM

Chrisstef I took a second glance at that photo and it is chocolate nesquick…

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes!

View chrisstef's profile

chrisstef

15671 posts in 2471 days


#12 posted 01-21-2016 10:20 PM

Your brother’s reputation remains sound. Watch out for fridge though, he drinks the pink.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

View JoeinGa's profile

JoeinGa

7482 posts in 1472 days


#13 posted 01-21-2016 11:12 PM

I have no idea what kind of vise it is, but is there actually TWO of them?

The first and last pix you can see 2 bolt heads on the top, just outboard of the vise. In the middle pix, there’s no bolt heads. And it’s not upside down in either of the pix. What’s up wit dat??

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View TheFridge's profile

TheFridge

5765 posts in 951 days


#14 posted 01-21-2016 11:32 PM

I am the warrior

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

View stan3443's profile

stan3443

283 posts in 1740 days


#15 posted 01-22-2016 04:54 AM

The bolt heads are behind the jaw it sticks up hier than the top of the box

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

showing 1 through 15 of 17 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com