What a great photo'.
Makes you realize how labour intensive it all was.
The thing with photo's like that is it somehow makes me a little sad to think how much has gone now from the U.K., not just Record vice manufacture but making other stuff too, such a shame.
Thanks for posting it though, good to see I'm currently trying to identify the Record models shown
A simile for toughness or durability that is used to describe meat or people as in 'that liver is as tough as old boots' . It could also be used to describe a person with a rather weathered appearance, as in 'skin like leather'.That's an interesting expression I'm unfamiliar with.
'old boots' as in tough as old boots?
Or something you slip easily into?
And feels comfortable?
My dad says blunt knives are "dull as old boots". Always liked that one.A simile for toughness or durability that is used to describe meat or people as in 'that liver is as tough as old boots' . It could also be used to describe a person with a rather weathered appearance, as in 'skin like leather'.
I've never seen a vice like that, fascinating design, looks super useful, nice job.Stripped, masked and Zinc sprayed. Then hand painted. Pleased with the way it turned out over all. Wish I had more steady hands for the lettering. Just happy to see something I've never come across before (rotating front jaws) back to a bit of it's former glory after looking in such a sad state. Glad the photos worked as they won't display on my phone etc?
Hang on?Thanks guys. I'd never seen one with front jaws like this so had to save it as I don't think I'll see another one in my lifetime. TBH it's too nice now for my use and I have too much stuff to justify keeping it...I want to but that is always how I feel about stuff I've restored/fixed etc.
Same here mate, I did notice it was on your kitchen table.No idea really, hadn't thought that far ahead..as always! My logic IS warped, it just needed sorting out as it seemed pretty unusual and shouldn't be left in the state it was. Just know that it's now too nice for me to beat on and abuse in the garage but if I don't then I can't justify keeping it really as I don't have the space etc. My wife already calls the dining room the 'dining garage' due to it housing old fixed wheel racing bikes etc etc. Myself and my sons are known as the 'Garage fairies, or pixies' as we often disappear some time in the morning an reappear shortly before dinner! This is usually accompanied by her saying, "Oh look, here come the garage fairies"! Not really interested in selling it but perhaps that would fund saving something else.
CwazyWabbit, have you got one like this? I'd like to know more about them. All I know is that it was bought from a long gone company that built boats. I'd guess river cruisers as near the mid/upper Thames. Should have asked more when I went to pick it up.