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john43

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12-29-2016 06:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig shaping traditional clamp

100 + yr old miter vise for sale. 12” jaws, 34”long, 8”wide, 11.5” high, 5lbs 4oz weight. Very good condition.
Shipping not included in price: $100. Thank you.

Contact: woodguy43@gmail.com


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BigJohn

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#1 posted 01-01-2017 09:11 PM

Anything you would take in trade for that?

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john43

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#2 posted 01-03-2017 04:13 AM



Anything you would take in trade for that?

- BigJohn


No sorry. I need the cash. Thanks for asking.

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#3 posted 01-03-2017 04:25 AM

Big John, use these pictures and build yourself one.

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BigJohn

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#4 posted 01-03-2017 05:03 PM

Been planning to build one for years. Along with a lot of other stuff. Just need to start them I guess lol

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rick1955

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#5 posted 01-03-2017 11:07 PM

http://woodworker.com/picture-frame-miter-vise-mssu-815-268.asp?gclid=Cj0KEQiAtK3DBRCBxt-Yxduq5p4BEiQAbFiaPYt2F-9D2sWEmeh0Wf1d8wTSAgOXeLfut_TV4T-J2RwaAhcJ8P8HAQ
This is a miter vise.

What you have is not a miter vise. If you don’t know what you have how can you put a value on it? I know what you have!

I come to lumber jocks for amusement not to learn.

-- Working smarter with less tools is a true crafts person...

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theoldfart

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#6 posted 01-03-2017 11:24 PM

^ quite helpful isn’t he?

What you have is known as a mitre jack. It clamps into an end vise in your case. Makes trimming 45 degree mitre joints fairly easy. Usually the faces are replaceable since they get chewed up with use. This is what mine looks like, still restoring it.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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papadan

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#7 posted 01-03-2017 11:24 PM



http://woodworker.com/picture-frame-miter-vise-mssu-815-268.asp?gclid=Cj0KEQiAtK3DBRCBxt-Yxduq5p4BEiQAbFiaPYt2F-9D2sWEmeh0Wf1d8wTSAgOXeLfut_TV4T-J2RwaAhcJ8P8HAQ
This is a miter vise.

What you have is not a miter vise. If you don t know what you have how can you put a value on it? I know what you have!

I come to lumber jocks for amusement not to learn.

- rick1955


Well tell us what it is!

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rick1955

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#8 posted 01-03-2017 11:30 PM

Google miter jack.

-- Working smarter with less tools is a true crafts person...

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papadan

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#9 posted 01-03-2017 11:43 PM

Rick, the OP was right, he just called it a vice instead of a jack. Your link was for a picture frame clamp/vice for assembly not cutting. But it’s all good, I don’t need either one.

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rick1955

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#10 posted 01-04-2017 12:09 AM

How can you the op was right? He called it a miter vise and never gave any other reference as to what could be done with it.

-- Working smarter with less tools is a true crafts person...

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bandit571

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#11 posted 01-04-2017 12:18 AM

Aka ..Donkey Ear is another name for this. Just a “shooting board” for trimming mitres, is all. Known by a few names other the centuries it has been in use. Op is right, you are right, papadan is right, because it was called all of the above during it’s lifetime. Not that big of a deal to nitpicker over…..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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john43

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#12 posted 01-04-2017 01:03 AM



http://woodworker.com/picture-frame-miter-vise-mssu-815-268.asp?gclid=Cj0KEQiAtK3DBRCBxt-Yxduq5p4BEiQAbFiaPYt2F-9D2sWEmeh0Wf1d8wTSAgOXeLfut_TV4T-J2RwaAhcJ8P8HAQ
This is a miter vise.

What you have is not a miter vise. If you don t know what you have how can you put a value on it? I know what you have!

I come to lumber jocks for amusement not to learn.

Thanks for the snarky comment. You’re a real class act!

- rick1955


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john43

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#13 posted 01-04-2017 01:44 AM



^ quite helpful isn t he?

What you have is known as a mitre jack. It clamps into an end vise in your case. Makes trimming 45 degree mitre joints fairly easy. Usually the faces are replaceable since they get chewed up with use. This is what mine looks like, still restoring it.

Thanks for the enlightenment. I appreciate the info.

- theoldfart


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