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Mcgyver
12-30-2009, 07:58 PM
came my way recently, UN thread makes me drill press, rotating base and slot for indexing to a T slot makes me think mill, low profile makes me think shaper.....any one know the real answer? no markings that I've found

thanks

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/DSC_2373Large.jpg

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/michael01000/DSC_2374Large.jpg

Hal
12-30-2009, 09:31 PM
Sometimes on a shaper vise, the vise jaw farthest from the operator is the movable jaw and the the closer jaw is solid to take the cutting force of the shaper.

Hal

Waterlogged
12-30-2009, 10:58 PM
Might be a Logan shaper vise.

PeteM
12-30-2009, 11:32 PM
Looks a bit flimsy to me to be a shaper vise? The drilled spots in the bed of the vise suggest that at least the previous owner thought it was a drill press or low cost milling vise.

The Artful Bodger
12-30-2009, 11:50 PM
It is a shaper vice, see those little 'feet' under the end of the movable jaws? They are to stop the vice rocking under the power of a shaper.

Machinist-Guide
12-31-2009, 12:04 AM
It is a shaper vice, see those little 'feet' under the end of the movable jaws? They are to stop the vice rocking under the power of a shaper.

I agree I think it's a small shaper vise.

Tinkerer
12-31-2009, 01:44 AM
Yep Shaper Vise... From a Logan 8-inch Shaper I believe. ;)

Optics Curmudgeon
12-31-2009, 02:01 AM
I agree, shaper vise, and a Logan as well, but I think it looks more like the 7 inch version to me.

Joe

dp
12-31-2009, 02:19 AM
Definitely a Logan shaper vise:

http://www.lathes.co.uk/loganshaper/index.html

Mcgyver
12-31-2009, 07:45 AM
you guys are good :)