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tlfamm
05-14-2015, 09:55 AM
It looks like it's equipped with a half-nut rapid-advance mechanism:

http://images.craigslist.org/00F0F_gL8cjzccGxj_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00505_7o5GOL9KOlg_600x450.jpg

Is it really shop-made?

More pix here:

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/tls/5006161664.html

mars-red
05-14-2015, 10:20 AM
Looks like the guy picked it up a couple weeks ago. He mentions having to evaporust and buff it:
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=4828244&postcount=29380

bborr01
05-14-2015, 12:29 PM
I have a very similar vise that I put together from parts that I picked up out of a trash dumpster when a guy retired. He had made the parts but never ground and assembled it.

Brian

jamie76x
05-14-2015, 01:15 PM
I could think of a dozen ways to use this. Would be very handy for grinding and other things.
I have bought lots of shop made tools and fixtures over the years in all the buy-outs I have done. I always keep things like this, You can tell someone put thier soul into it. Once in a while I am lucky enough to be dealing with the person who actually made them and the story of "why" "when" and "how" is always the best part. When ever i show off the tooling to someone I always throw the story out there as well as what ever I know about the guy who made it.

duckman
05-14-2015, 01:28 PM
I have the same vise but it's factory made.

RussZHC
05-14-2015, 03:25 PM
Variation on the theme?

Kit? Common set of plans?

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-hand-tool/winnipeg/precision-vise/1042315855?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

Mike Nash
05-14-2015, 06:28 PM
You reckon he was sick when he realized his name was upside down?

sasquatch
05-14-2015, 06:46 PM
Still, a nice piece of shop accesories.

garyhlucas
05-14-2015, 07:37 PM
I think is a very nicely made, very useless vise. Suitable only for drilling where all the pressure is straight down. The step jaw makes it even worse as the movable jaw will rock when the vise is tightened. You have to use the step because except for long parts there is no place in the middle to support the part, and it has to go in the middle otherwise the movable jaw will cock and damage the vise. We had one in our shop and I tossed it before we damaged a part or hurt someone with a spinning vise on the drill press. Other than that, nice!

oldtiffie
05-15-2015, 03:36 AM
It looks like it's equipped with a half-nut rapid-advance mechanism:

http://images.craigslist.org/00F0F_gL8cjzccGxj_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00505_7o5GOL9KOlg_600x450.jpg

Is it really shop-made?

More pix here:

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/tls/5006161664.html

Not a nut - or a screw - as there is helical slot or "skewed" "nut".

The shaft/spindle just has a series of conveniently spaced slots for the hinged lever to occupy/use.

It looks like an Apprentice project at "tech" school.

http://www.machineryhouse.com.au/V124

http://www.machineryhouse.com.au/V144

http://www.machineryhouse.com.au/V145


Seem familiar?

tlfamm
05-15-2015, 09:08 AM
Not a nut - or a screw - as there is helical slot or "skewed" "nut".

The shaft/spindle just has a series of conveniently spaced slots for the hinged lever to occupy/use.



I stand corrected...

The eye sees what it wants to see - I really thought I was looking at a lead screw. Individual slots makes a whole lot more sense.

Aging brain cells would be the root cause of the misconception.

Rosco-P
05-15-2015, 09:11 AM
Craigslist seller is smokin' crack.