Record No.55 restore

  1. cr500dom Member

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    A woodworking vice I’ve had for a while, ready to restore.
    I think it’s an early one going by the main screw shape.
    So I stripped it and de-rusted it for starters.

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    de burred all the holes while I was there and cleaned up the thrust faces too.

    cleaned up the main screw too

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    I’ll get it masked up and some etch primer on next.
    As always, thanks for looking
     
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  2. cr500dom Member

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    Does anyone know what thread the jaw screws are on these ?
    I’ll get some ordered for when I make the wooden jaws ?
     
  3. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark perkele

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    1/4UNC or 1/4Whit.
     
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  4. angellonewolf

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    nice bit of oil/wax on that call it done :thumbup:
     
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  5. cr500dom Member

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    I`m probably going to sell it on once done as its not really any use to me here, so I wasnt sure what finish to do it to maximise return ?
     
  6. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    I'd like to know if it's been stored in a river.....
    casting finish is awful.....
    Have 2 in a box waiting for daylight.....hahaha.....
     
  7. cr500dom Member

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    No it was in pretty good Nick when I got it and doesn’t appear to have done much work at all.
    Had a mild dunk in paint stripper and then citric acid bath about 3 years ago, and a quick dunk in Evaporust just now to take the very light surface flash off it.
    Loathe to spend too much prep time on it as they aren’t worth a great deal
     
  8. angellonewolf

    angellonewolf Member

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    Wax or oil it id do but no pro on this but my parkinsons vice has done well on it I just Wax ir oil when I can every few months

    Can I tag @The_Yellow_Ardvark done a lot of refurbishment on tools among others
     
  9. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    @angellonewolf Thank you.

    I have done vices in both paint and wax/oil.
    On a vice I use paint when casting is in poor state. It can hide a few defects. But if the defects are part of the charm I leave it.

    Some vices were finished in paint and if that is present I try to copy it.

    Hand tools I finish in the traditional way.

    A quick repair on a Parkinson wood working vice.

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    Frame casting failure

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    GRP on a wire frame.

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    All done.
     
  10. cr500dom Member

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    First coat of primer/undercoat on

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    Thanks as always for looking
     
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  11. Paul Narramore New Member

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    Smooth Hammerite, blue. Mine look just right.
     
  12. cr500dom Member

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    Denibbed and 2nd coat of undercoat now applied after sitting the bits in the oven for 20minutes at 50deg along with the paint tin :laughing:

    Was lovely to paint then :thumbup:
     
  13. cr500dom Member

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    Well it looks like one of my mates wants this one after seeing some pics, so I shall hopefully get it into top coat tomorrow and built back up for him
     
  14. cr500dom Member

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    It could really do with another top coat to make mint but this one is going to be used so he’s happy.
    Colchester lathe Dove grey suits it rather nicely I think
    Just need to let it harden off fully and then it can go back together

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    looks quite nice against the polished and waxed main screw
     
  15. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    Looks good in battleship Grey.
    If you ever get on HMS Belfast a lot of the vices were painted that way.
     
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  16. cr500dom Member

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    So it’s finally back together ready to go off to it’s new owner.
    Good for another 60+ years or so now
    Thanks as always for looking :thumbup:

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  17. maxiboy Member

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    Looks amazing got a couple to do myself.. maybe this weekend to get started
     
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  18. cr500dom Member

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    Thank you, the new owner is chuffed to bits with it too which is nice :D

    Just be warned, once you start its a rocky road, and becomes somewhat addictive !!
     
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