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Old 08-07-2005, 06:36 PM
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posted by: Dman033189

I want to see a working vise.


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posted by: Franz

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posted by: stingers

I thought the soup would be done by now.


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posted by Cutter 05-26-2004

(sigh)

But you know, standing there looking at that vise soaking in the diesel, I can keep from wondering what would happen if I could find a plastic bucket large enough to use for electrolysis & hook the battery charger (or maybe a trickle charger) up now. What do you think that might do to the diesel oil?


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posted by: Franz

Cutter, we here at Uncle Franz Secret Product labritorys have electrolized many things over years of product developement, and about all diesel is good for is flushing when arc disintigrating broken tools from holes.
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posted by: stingers

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Originally posted by cutter
(sigh)

But you know, standing there looking at that vise soaking in the diesel, I can keep from wondering what would happen if I could find a plastic bucket large enough to use for electrolysis & hook the battery charger (or maybe a trickle charger) up now. What do you think that might do to the diesel oil?
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Can't do any worse than start a fire. Which reminds me of when they started using a kerosene based cutting fluid in the milling machines at work for coolant. The whole area around the machines smelled like kerosene and you can imagine what it was like with coolant pumping onto a turning mill cutter. One nice thing; the operators had the softest hands in town.

Would a 10 gallon chemical drum work for a cook pot. Cut one end off.


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posted by: DaveD

How about just going to your local walmart, target, lowes, ace , etc and buy either one of those $5 big plastic storage boxes or a plastic trash can?


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posted by: Banzaitoyota

that would involve the outlay of cash


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posted by: Mike W

To remove rust and chrome use 1 part muriatic acid and 2 parts water.


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posted by Cutter 08-07-2005

Epilogue

This brings us to the end of active posting for this thread during its first incarnation. There were several additional posts during late May to early June of 2004 but they were erased by the moderator of the old site and their authors were banned in rapid order. I think I probably saved some of them but they would serve no further purpose here.

So we left the old vise soaking in its diesel bath, sitting in my back yard until the beginning of another thread, "New Shop Building". I finally had to move it to make way for the concrete crew in August of 2004 so I hoisted it out of the can & moved it to my back porch where it sat around in the way for 2 or 3 months. Sometime last November (maybe?) I lugged the Zep can into the shop and stuck the vise back in it and that's where it until last Friday, August 5, 2005.

I have received quite a few inquiries over the months from folks curious to know what happened. Early on, I replied & urged them to join SFT. And of course, some of you guys have urged me to carry on with Project Wilton but backed off on account of the shop building which has become another never-ending story. Finally we posted the account of it on my website last March so I could refer folks to it and I also wanted the vise thread to be available to new members; you just never know when someone might come up with the suggestion that clicks.

So now we begin again, with some improvements and after a nearly year-long soaking in the Frog Pond. I wanted to move the original threads back to the main pages of Shop Floor Talk to make it easier for anyone who wants to refer back to it and for future readers who may come across it. Maybe we'll discover the "rest of the story". I have a better feeling about it this time around and I have a couple of tools to use that I didn't have a year ago.
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