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Offline DAVE94LIGHTNING

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Vise rebuild before and after
« 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:





Chemical Paint stripper and lots of wire brushing







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







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






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Re: Vise rebuild before and after
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2015, 12:56:05 PM »
Well done! I like the red.
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Re: Vise rebuild before and after
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2015, 02:05:58 PM »
Very nice!  Good to see it get a new life.
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Offline jefftrin

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Re: Vise rebuild before and after
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2015, 02:48:01 PM »
looks fantastic
ive just started collecting tools.....starting off with Sidchrome  Australian made

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Re: Vise rebuild before and after
« Reply #4 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."
« Last Edit: December 10, 2015, 07:11:17 AM by turnnut »

Offline gibsontool

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Re: Vise rebuild before and after
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2015, 08:55:12 PM »
Red was a good choice, it looks real nice.

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Re: Vise rebuild before and after
« Reply #6 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

Offline Chillylulu

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Re: Vise rebuild before and after
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2015, 12:27:55 AM »
That really cleaned up nice. Looks good.

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Re: Vise rebuild before and after
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2015, 05:18:30 PM »
Not familiar with a ERON vise. Where is it made?
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Offline DAVE94LIGHTNING

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Re: Vise rebuild before and after
« Reply #9 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

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Re: Vise rebuild before and after
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2015, 03:46:35 PM »
Great job on the rebuild!
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Re: Vise rebuild before and after
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2015, 08:40:14 PM »
thanks for the info on where it was made,  Eron  had me wondering.

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Re: Vise rebuild before and after
« Reply #12 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

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Re: Vise rebuild before and after
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2016, 08:15:17 AM »
Looks great
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Re: Vise rebuild before and after
« Reply #14 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 .

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