Show us your bench vice(s)

  1. Seadog

    Seadog Forum Supporter

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    Watch Adam Booth's SNS282 -

    About 19 minutes in there's a vice collection. Over 700 the owner reckons :rolleyes:

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    It's well worth watching the whole vid.

    A few camelbacks, too @spencer 427

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  2. Viceman

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    Makes my collection of just over 100 look small, must do better :doh:
     
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  3. Rannsachair

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    Cleaned up my Auto-vice, reassembled and lubricated:
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  4. slim_boy_fat

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    Nice job!! :thumbup: You going to pick out the lettering in a contrasting colour?
     
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  5. Scruffywelder

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    Spotted something a bit more niche on FB...
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  6. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    Gold leaf?
     
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  7. Rannsachair

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    Not sure I have any gold paint will have a hunt....
     
  8. slim_boy_fat

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    Failing that, cream? :dontknow:
     
  9. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    Gold leaf will show any flaws in the cast letters.

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    But does look good on a vice.
     
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  10. s410man trainee dogsbody

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    Hi all just bought a record 114 with a very bent handle

    Does one of the ends of the handle unscrew to allow me to straighten in the flypress?

    Cheers
     
  11. FR518

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    As far as my 2 old 114’s none unscrewed remove the hole thing and straighten in a press or another vice or hammer it
     
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  12. Mike B Member

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    Managed to get this on eBay. I believe it’s a Polish Bison 1271

    silly RRP, bargain for me!
     
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  13. Turbo Member

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    The ends are usually either forged or welded on. Easiest way to straighten it without cutting off the end is to remove the handle & the threaded rod in one & straighten it in a press.
     
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  14. s410man trainee dogsbody

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    Never thought of that:rolleyes:

    Trying to over complicate something simple

    Will give it a go now

    Cheers
     
  15. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    A while ago I got this tidy vice.
    Nice smooth action.

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    Sadly, it got dropped, my fault and it broke.

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    A "friend" claimed he could braze it back together.
    On the surface it looked good.

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    It looked good. That's all it did.

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    It failed after the first use.
    Very little penetration.

    So I had a go.
    Got some rods and advice on what settings and how to give it a go.


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    In simple terms.
    You grind out the break, drill and pin it into place.

    Tack it up so it is square. Then slowly fill the "V" grove up with weld, grinding out any slag etc.
    Takes a while as I was told you don't want it to get to warm.
    I then dressed it back. There was a bit of twisting, but not enough to affect the usage of it.



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    Stripped of the paint, re-painted, rebuilt and now waiting for use.
     
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  16. dannysheff Member

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    V nicely done, and quite an interesting design of vice, but doesn't look like it could take much 'welly'
     
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  17. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark perkele

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    Thank you.

    It was a fun project.

    Even when new it may not have taken much abuse.

    But for the intended use I have in mind, it shouldn't get it.

    Unless I drop it again.
     
  18. Arc Tourist

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    Nice repair you've done there, but a vice is a tool that you put your "trust" in, trust to secure whatever can fit within its capacity to hold. After a catastrophic break such as this vice has sustained one can never trust it again, and some poor soul who might use it not knowing of its previous condition could snap it again with personal injury and or damage to what was being held. Don't get me wrong, as I love restoring and seeing tool's restored, but some restorations can be the equivalent of a boobytrap in the waiting; like a hole in the ground being covered with a piece of cardboard as a safety measure.

    Just saying. :scared:
     
  19. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    The only person who will be using it is me.

    The times it will be used is for light weight no loading work.

    I have enough decent vices not to worry about that side.

    It was a useful attempt at saving a useful tool. For my use and enjoyment.

    Just saying.
     
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  20. Arc Tourist

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    :thumbup:
     
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