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Old 07-10-2004, 11:52 PM
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Question Vise question

Below are photos of a vise that I purchased recently at a second hand store. Have any of you ever seen anything like it?





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Old 07-11-2004, 12:51 AM
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I believe what you have there is a 1930s vintage Sears Roebuck Farmer's Vise. You're missing a couple parts, namely different size blocks that change the vise capacity.
Given the number of them still around they evidently lacked a bit in the metalurgy department, or never sold all that well to begin with.
I've never had my hands on one, but they do pop up on smithing sites occasionally.
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Old 07-11-2004, 03:49 PM
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Thanks Franz.
You are the first one that has even had a guess at where it came from. It seems to be made from good stuff so maybe the price was to high at the time.

I bought it with the idea that I would use its design to make a larger vise out of steel. I like the fact that the jaws are movable. If I build one I will make several sets of jaws for different kinds of work.
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Old 07-11-2004, 05:52 PM
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Old 07-11-2004, 06:55 PM
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Dawg ur vise's would be VICE'S
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Old 07-11-2004, 11:01 PM
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Just when I was thinkin about posting a Lost Dawg sign, he shows up. Typicle ungreatful little pup.
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Old 07-12-2004, 07:48 AM
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Man, I could use the hell out of that vise. That's perfect for my light-weight shop.

You have a bench just like mine, thick wood with a metal sheathing.
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Old 07-12-2004, 09:21 AM
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women, booze, cars, and tools !!!


Those aren't vices - they're necessities, the basis for life.
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Old 07-12-2004, 09:27 AM
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Stickman, What'cha pay for that vise ?
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Old 07-12-2004, 12:40 PM
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Stickman, What'cha pay for that vise ?
$15.00
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