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Ivy McNeil
09-14-2005, 10:27 AM
I found this photo on Old Woodworking Machines forum. It's one big vice.

Ivy McNeil

I haven't failed I just found 10,000 ways that wont work

John Foster
09-14-2005, 01:33 PM
If I had that vice I could use it to hold the one carrot diamond I bought on E-bay.
Sorry, couldn't resist.

Paul Alciatore
09-14-2005, 04:36 PM
Neat. But the stand, the wheels, look far too small to be of use for amything big enough to require that large of a vise.

Paul A.

Alistair Hosie
09-14-2005, 04:52 PM
John Stevenson has one like that for closing his wallet http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Alistair

09-14-2005, 06:35 PM
maybe it's a horizontal cider press?

andy b.

John Garner
09-14-2005, 06:56 PM
Paraphrasing C. Dundee: That's not a viCe, it's a viSe.


Ivy McNeil
09-14-2005, 09:25 PM
I stand corrected " VISE "

Ivy McNeil

I haven't failed I just found 10,000 ways that wont work

Peter Sanders
09-14-2005, 10:06 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Ivy McNeil:
I stand corrected " VISE "
Ivy McNeil
Well you can sit down again http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif


Pronunciation: (vīs), [key]
—n., v., vised, vis•ing.

any of various devices, usually having two jaws that may be brought together or separated by means of a screw, lever, or the like, used to hold an object firmly while work is being done on it.

to hold, press, or squeeze with or as with a vise. Also,vice.


Pronunciation: (vē'zā, vē-zā'), [key]
—n., v.t., vi•séed, vi•sé•ing.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

[This message has been edited by Peter Sanders (edited 09-14-2005).]

Your Old Dog
09-15-2005, 08:10 AM
I'm guessing the wheels are just a convienant way to move a heavy vise like that around the ship yard. A crew would likely lift/hoist it into place while someone turned the screw. Just a guess, but if you were building macho keels that could come in handy.

It looks to me like if you lift the inside of the left plate up it will slide to the left until you set it down where one of the cogs would grab it.

Alistair Hosie
09-15-2005, 08:45 AM
Sorry guys we've had this argument before in the UK it's VICE not VISE so Vise is not correct everywhere.Alistair

John Garner
09-15-2005, 12:55 PM
Ivy and the Rest of You --

My earlier posting was simply a wise crack (wice crack in the UK??) playing on the US distinction between "vise" and the sound-alike word "vice", meaning the antithesis of virtue.

I thought that the humorous intent would be self evident; I certainly didn't mean to be curmudgeonly.


09-15-2005, 02:47 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by John Garner:
Ivy and the Rest of You --

My earlier posting was simply a wise crack (wice crack in the UK??)

Nah, WISECRACK (one word) in the UK http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif


Ivy McNeil
09-15-2005, 04:15 PM
Hey John
No offense taken, I saw the humor in it,
my spell checker (wife) wasn't in the room when I Posted.

Ivy McNeil

I haven't failed I just found 10,000 ways that wont work

09-15-2005, 04:40 PM
I wonder if it's actually the latest diet fad?
spend 2 hours a day squeezed in the vice,and you'll be down to a size 8 in no time at all! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif.(just for the record,I'm not ridiculing overweight people,i'm in that group myself http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif)


John Foster
09-15-2005, 05:39 PM
Ivy, no problem! I love the want ads for these little mistakes. Always wanted to buy a dye set to see what they look like. John