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Forum topic by Dan posted 1245 days ago 763 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dan

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1245 days ago

I recently got another box of old tools for a few bucks and this was in the box. The only marking I have found is the Dunlap sticker. There is clamp on the back that looks like it would be used to clamp this to a bench top. The bar with the eye bolt turns and can be pulled forward and pushed back. My best guess is its some kind of tool for bending sheet metal or veneers.

I just found it interesting and would like to know what it is.

Thanks!

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"


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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 1245 days ago

not a clue , sorry I canĀ“t help you not even with a wild gess :-(

good luck
Dennis

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#2 posted 1245 days ago

I saw one of those at a garage sale last summer. I was told it was a saw vise.

-- Dragonsrite, Minnesota

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Loren

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#3 posted 1245 days ago

Saw sharpening vise.

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Lee Barker

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#4 posted 1245 days ago

Does the bottom wing screw have a fixed end it can snug to? Can you imagine it clamping to a sawhorse? That would cinch it as a saw vise. Early carpenters sharpened and set their saw on the job site. This looks small enough to store in a carpenter’s toolbox (those nifty gambrel-roof style ones with a slot so the framing square’s short leg would stick out the top).

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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Dan

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#5 posted 1245 days ago

Thanks guys! I was way off on my guess… I searched old Dunlap saw vise and I did find some info on it. I can actually use one of these as I planned on learning how to sharpen my own saws. I might as well clean it up and see how it works.

Thanks again!

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#6 posted 1244 days ago

a remote float valve adjuster, sky hook, muffler bearing, ohhh I give up. sorry not a clue.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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