Advice on restoring an old wooden vice screw

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Forum topic by aherna posted 06-12-2013 01:28 PM 1217 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-12-2013 01:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: workbench vice wooden screw question restore antique epoxy refurbishing

Hi all,

I recently picked up an old wooden leg vice screw and plan to use it in my current workbench build.

The threads are all in sound shape however there is some checking in the screw head(?, where the handle goes through) and in the backing nut.

While it all looks secure now my concern is that is might split apart once I start to use it.

Any advice on how to fill the checkes effectively without ruining some of the nice old patina.

My first thought was some sort of epoxy and maybe a wood hardener. I’ve used this before to repair water damaged sills and subfloor.

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#1 posted 06-12-2013 01:32 PM

Can you put a metal band around it? That would keep it from getting worse.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 06-12-2013 01:42 PM

I’ve used plain old bondo as well, or do like Bondo says. To many bondo’s!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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