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Title: Vise rebuild before and after
Post by: DAVE94LIGHTNING on December 09, 2015, 11:57:48 AM
Hi Guys just wanted to share a little project that I did with an old vise that I had laying around. I needed a good vise for my welding table that i built and so I decided to use a 1950's era vise that I had. It was in pretty rough shape but cleaned up nicely and is getting put to good use now  :grin:

(http://i.imgur.com/uu1btBH.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0CuJk0I.jpg)

Chemical Paint stripper and lots of wire brushing

(http://i.imgur.com/qLMwbDO.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/K2yEIEf.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/20V0cZ7.jpg)

Masked off for paint. I wanted the working surfaces to be unpainted metal.

(http://i.imgur.com/0bmsKJz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Ku91GT1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RQmiepo.jpg)

Finally mounted to the welding table and holding a rod bender that I built.

(http://i.imgur.com/0iKMDld.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/HEV3lrI.jpg)

Title: Re: Vise rebuild before and after
Post by: Papaw on December 09, 2015, 12:56:05 PM
Well done! I like the red.
Title: Re: Vise rebuild before and after
Post by: Northwoods on December 09, 2015, 02:05:58 PM
Very nice!  Good to see it get a new life.
Title: Re: Vise rebuild before and after
Post by: jefftrin on December 09, 2015, 02:48:01 PM
looks fantastic
Title: Re: Vise rebuild before and after
Post by: turnnut on December 09, 2015, 07:34:55 PM
looking good Dave94, I can see you smiling as you are standing back admiring your handy work.

"long live old vises."
Title: Re: Vise rebuild before and after
Post by: gibsontool on December 09, 2015, 08:55:12 PM
Red was a good choice, it looks real nice.
Title: Re: Vise rebuild before and after
Post by: DAVE94LIGHTNING on December 10, 2015, 12:44:13 PM
Thanks for the kind words, I figured you guys would understand the feeling you get when you restore something and put it to good use. You can't beat a quality tool no matter how old it is because it gets the job done right and doesn't leave you frustrated and cussing :)

Here's a little vid of it and my rod bender

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI9XUkhLHto
Title: Re: Vise rebuild before and after
Post by: Chillylulu on December 11, 2015, 12:27:55 AM
That really cleaned up nice. Looks good.

Chilly
Title: Re: Vise rebuild before and after
Post by: mrchuck on December 11, 2015, 05:18:30 PM
Not familiar with a ERON vise. Where is it made?
Title: Re: Vise rebuild before and after
Post by: DAVE94LIGHTNING on December 14, 2015, 09:02:05 PM
It's a Japanese built Vise. Looks to be high quality and has lasted since the 1950s
Title: Re: Vise rebuild before and after
Post by: Plyerman on December 15, 2015, 03:46:35 PM
Great job on the rebuild!
Title: Re: Vise rebuild before and after
Post by: turnnut on December 15, 2015, 08:40:14 PM
thanks for the info on where it was made,  Eron  had me wondering.
Title: Re: Vise rebuild before and after
Post by: mikeswrenches on February 13, 2016, 07:53:29 PM
Very nice job!  The red looks good on it.
Looks like it's maybe a copy of an English vice.  Maybe a Record or Woden.

Mike
Title: Re: Vise rebuild before and after
Post by: Nolatoolguy on February 17, 2016, 08:15:17 AM
Looks great
Title: Re: Vise rebuild before and after
Post by: RedVise on February 21, 2017, 07:53:14 AM
Very nice job!  The red looks good on it.
Looks like it's maybe a copy of an English vice.  Maybe a Record or Woden.

Mike

It does look nice !  Looks like a RAE vise that I painted this winter. Looks a lot like it .

Brian
Title: Re: Vise rebuild before and after
Post by: Yadda on February 21, 2017, 07:22:31 PM
Nice work Brian.
Title: Re: Vise rebuild before and after
Post by: JoeCB on March 08, 2017, 08:45:06 PM
Nice job, I like the red.. so, whats the plate with the welded on sockets? a bending jig, perhaps?

Joe B
Title: Re: Vise rebuild before and after
Post by: mikeswrenches on March 09, 2017, 05:03:54 AM
Looks good Brian! What is the color?

Mike