Show us your bench vice(s)

  1. boatwayupnorth Member

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    I don't know how you guys manage to find all these great vices? Were I live it's either buying useless cast iron ones or pay a prohibitive price for a new forged one. I was sick and tired after I broke two of the first kind and was not willing to go the second road. So I chose the third option and build my own. Here is my humble contribution. Kudos to John Heisz!



    Basically I followed his ideas, with a little tweak here and there. The only rectangular tube I could find in the scrapyard was on the heavy side (120 x 60 x 5), but I'm very satisfied how it turned out.


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    Here are the parts. Lead screw is from the old vice. Don't look too closely at the welds, not exactly x-ray quality.

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    Painted with Hammerite.

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    Here it's finally on the bench.

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    Opens to 16 cm. Very satisfying! Has a bit of wobble, but not too much.
     
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  2. winchman

    winchman Member

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    Thats excellent well done
     
  3. Arc Tourist

    Arc Tourist Forum Supporter

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    I just noticed there currently is a Record #3 swivel base, along with vice, on ebay. What caught my attention is that the main photo was of the base only.
    Check out Item # 322 346 496 984
     
  4. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Yeah, I've seen the ones from 00-6, but the catalogue says that 34,35 and 36 could be bought with swivels, too.
     
  5. Scruffywelder

    Scruffywelder Member

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    Anybody ever heard of a Vono vice?

    I'm sorting one out just now but Google isn't turning any info up at all...
     
  6. arther dailey

    arther dailey Member

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    hi,welcome, there are a couple guys on here who are well lets say very keen on vices,the metal sort! so no doubt you will get some info ,look under tools workshop equipment,lots of threads there.have a good new year.Arther
     
  7. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark perkele

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    Got sent this today.
    Please feel free to print it out and use it on your vices.
    Think of it as a small gift.



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  8. MattF

    MattF Member

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    Cheers Aardvark. :)

    Do you have a photo of it? Sounds vaguely familiar, but can't place it offhand.
     
  9. Scruffywelder

    Scruffywelder Member

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    It's a No.5 (about 5" wide jaws & 6" or so opening)
    Dad's had it sitting under a bench for years...
     
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  10. Scruffywelder

    Scruffywelder Member

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    I've also got this sitting waiting for a bench to be built for it...
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    Dohm-esque but all fabricated from steel. Picked it up for £12 out of the winter tool auction at Penrith :thumbup:
     
  11. MattF

    MattF Member

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    The design of that Vono is roughly what I'd imagined. Can't recall the name of the company, but the closest in design to that which I've seen is made around the Italy area, if I recall correctly. The name of the company will come back to me at some point.
     
  12. Scruffywelder

    Scruffywelder Member

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    Interesting, thanks.

    It's got a registered design no. on the side of the main body but again Google hasn't yielded anything for me.

    It's held together with Whitworth screws so I'm thinking it's probably British in origin.
     
  13. Scruffywelder

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  14. pondy

    pondy Member

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  15. Screwdriver

    Screwdriver Member

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    Looks like a bitsa to me. Frankenstein mix and match. And the jaws don't match...
     
  16. arther dailey

    arther dailey Member

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    Well there is a lot more gape on the main body split,way more than most I have seen thats for sure
     
  17. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark perkele

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    Record 23 Vice.
    Mine, recued from a second hand shop and their scrap bin. I did the decent thing and donated £10.
    What you see is what I got.

    The half nut and parts is there, but seized solid in grease. The bar from lever to half nut is missing.

    Nothing moves.
    To free the sliding jar part, 4 kettles of boiling water freed that.
    The rest is now sat in a de-rusting tank.

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    When it is repaired I am donating it to my local Men in Shed.
    One good turn deserves another.
     
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  18. mpats

    mpats Forum Supporter

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    I have to say I'm a little bit envious Mr. Vark of the calibre of your second hand shops, I never seem to find this sort of thing in any I visit. Nice vice you've got there, looking forwards to seeing it once out of the electrolysis bath.
     
  19. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark perkele

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    Out of the tank and washed under the tap.

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  20. CwazyWabbit Member

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    Looks like an easy fix to get that back working again with quick release. Shame about the broken casting for the jaw shelf but not a massive issue.
     
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