Well Matt, only you've got it right so far.Holding something?
I have a number 8 swivel jaw swivel base, can't seem to find any pictures on my laptop though :-/ I'll dig some out later.
Not something I've ever come across. However, I would have thought that such a vice would be useful for engraving, small carving or something small and fiddley such as tying flies for fishing.
Considering the opening range of the jaws, I think it might be for holding interchangeable accessory items, such as faceplate's or base's with wood screw's in them for carving. The vice does seem to be a versatile clamping fixture.Not something I've ever come across. However, I would have thought that such a vice would be useful for engraving, small carving or something small and fiddley such as tying flies for fishing.
Its a 7" throw world war 2 vintage Ammco ( "Automotive Maintenance Machinery Company" ). Has a label on it which states "This machine complies with regulations for the war production board." Currently its sitting on the floor waiting for me to find a new cabinet or build a stand.What's the shaper?
Nearly finished now. It's gone from this...The history of the vice that mr rob cox bought of me .It came from a old 1930 hanger, it had some hands go through this .But it look great when finished
Oh that is a thing of beautyNearly finished now. It's gone from this...
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Stripped down, cleaned, old paint removed, jaw seats machined flat and parallel to each other. New jaw fixing screws and jaws made. Just needs some serrations in the jaw clamping faces...
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The screw and nut are in remarkably good nick considering the hard life it's had.
To make a long story short. The shipping company only sent out two people instead of a full crew. Every item had to be number tagged and listed, so I had to get friends to help as everything had to be loaded by 1:00 am in the morning so the truck driver could get to the port in time for the sea train container to be processed and onto the ship that day, otherwise the container would be stored until it could be put onto the next cargo ship heading to the UK, and I would have had to pay for the additional storage time. It was a long day, and many items got left behind.What happened?