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Old 03-28-2005, 11:29 AM
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This is Round 2 of the thread that began over a year ago under the title of "Can this Vise be Saved?" It soon became "Cutter's Vise" for all general purposes so that's what I'll call it here. Many of you have asked, prodded and reminded me about it from time to time. I have usually replied, "Manana." I haven't had time, energy or the heart to wrestle with it; okay, okay, here's the truth - I am too lazy to sit here for hours re-entering the (nearly) 400 posts that constituted the thread, plus the pictures. Can you imagine how long that would take? I can't either. But I know for sure that I did not want to do it that way. So there had to be a some other way; I wanted the new members unfamiliar with the original thread to know what they heck we are talking about and even we charter members might need a refresher course, but I have no motivation to direct traffic to the old site. So the thread had to be established somewhere else but again, I lacked the skills and the proper motivation to do it.

Well, the obvious solution to the problem was to find a woman to do it!
(There will now be a short intermission to allow the sound of flying objects to subside.)
You can discover who when you read the Prologue. But let me say this: she has worked very hard for a long time to bring the Vise back to life. Not many of our members could have done it, probably no one else would have done it and I am profoundly grateful to her.

I want to make this very clear - I am not trying to divert traffic from SFT. I am using my website to direct traffic to SFT and to supplement our server.
So the thread now resides on my website where all and any of you can go to read it in it's entirety with few exceptions (see the Prologue). It is not an active thread, it is only the interrupted discussion we had between February & June of last 2004, before the Mad Banner ran amok. This is the active thread & all comments and discussion will resume here. I hope we can all have as much fun as we did with Round 1 and this time, I hope we can find a way to save Cutter's Vise. I look forward to all of your comments and suggestions.

Follow this link to my homepage, see Cutter's Vise and click on the Prologue.

http://www.cutterod.com/
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Old 03-28-2005, 11:46 AM
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Cutter your links on your page throws me off and kills my Firefox browser.
I have DSL so it is not a big deal.

I wonder if it is by design?
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Old 03-28-2005, 11:51 AM
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Cutter your links on your page throws me off and kills my Firefox browser.
I have DSL so it is not a big deal.

I wonder if it is by design?
LOL, nope. But I thought Firefox was bullet proof?
Jeez, I've had at least a dozen different computers & connections test the links. I wonder what that's all about? What happens if you c&p the address?

Edit: Hmmm, I just opened a Firefox page and went straight to the homepage, then to the prologue without a hitch. So now I wonder if its maybe some kinda of anti-Texas routine running in your browser?
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:02 PM
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scott,
I have firefox and DSL and had no problem viewing cutters site. hmmm. perplexing to say the least.
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:03 PM
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[What happens if you c&p the address?]

Same thing.

I do like what it does to my MSN IE!!
It locks it up solid. I guess firefox still beats it!!!
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:18 PM
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Scott I dont have any probs here with DSL and wonderfull MSN IE can even see martha in all her glory


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Old 03-28-2005, 02:23 PM
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another top thread (and more hours lost to reading stuff on the net )

the idea of the grease nipples (zerks I think you called them) made me think if its possible to turn the vice itself into a hydraulic cylinder and force itself appart by pressurising it via a grease nipple. I don't think the design of this vice would lend itself to that though.

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Old 04-02-2005, 12:22 PM
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Scott I dont have any probs here with DSL and wonderfull MSN IE can even see martha in all her glory


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Martha sure looks good, I wonder if our former gov. who started his first day in the pokie, yesterday,,hes a he, wonder if he will come back looking like martha, she looked like a guy when she went in,,ahhh Its a wonderful thing ,Jack
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Old 03-28-2005, 11:48 AM
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AND, once again, this famous vise saga is sponsored by Uncle Franz Secret Labs, where you can buy your electrolytic derusting supplys.
For Texas and Arizona members, Cutter is a distributor for Uncle Franz Secret Products, so you can save on shipping.
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Old 03-29-2005, 02:56 AM
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You know, I have given that thing a lot of thought since I linked to it forever and a day ago. If I remember right (hey, I could go refresh my memory but that would be too easy!) the method you were using would seem to put the moveable jaw in a bind when you put a strain on it. I was thinking that you might try blowing some holes in your new welding table ( you can weld the holes up later, that's what welding tables are for!) and bolting the vice to the table with the jaw facing down the long edge of the table. Then you would need to mount a heavy L- shaped bracket to the table with the flat facing the vice. The bracket will need to have a hole in it that lines up with the center of the vice jaw and be mounted far enough away that the jaw has room to move. I have used other objects besides a bracket, it just has to be able to be bolted or welded down solidly and have the hole for the pull rod lined up close to exactly with the object to be pulled. You will then need a joint of Acme threaded rod, or all thread, that will fit through the moveable jaw and the bracket. It will need to protrude far enough through each to fit a thrust washer or bearing and a nut. The thrust washer on the jaw side will obviously have to fit through the fixed jaw without pulling through the moveable jaw. That in itself might complicate things, you might have to get a thick piece of metal machined to size to get the maximum contact and not jam. Once you get this puller rigged up you can start tightening the nut at the bracket. I would whack the moveable jaw with a hammer up and down and side to side during the pulling process to relieve any tendency the jaw has to bind due to uneven build- ups of rust and gunk hanging up at various points down the tube. You might even need to use the rosebud. If you get a really healthy strain on it it stands a chance of breaking something so plan on re- designing your puller once or twice during the removal process. This just adds to the fun and will help get your post count up. However, I have fought stuff like this and then figured out a way to get a straight, even pull and had it slide right out. Good Luck!
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