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  • Just finished a small batch of instrument vices as Christmas gifts for pals, the jaws are 1” wide, all fully hardened and ground, the design was based on the Eclipse vice but a little larger.
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    • Originally posted by redgrouse View Post
      Just finished a small batch of instrument vices as Christmas gifts for pals
      Now THAT'S a nice Christmas present. I got a beard grooming kit...for the beard I clearly don't have! At least it wasn't from someone that knows me well....like my mum!

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      • Originally posted by redgrouse View Post
        Just finished a small batch of instrument vices as Christmas gifts for pals, the jaws are 1” wide, all fully hardened and ground, the design was based on the Eclipse vice but a little larger.
        nice job
        in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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        • Originally posted by redgrouse View Post
          Just finished a small batch of instrument vices as Christmas gifts for pals, the jaws are 1” wide, all fully hardened and ground, the design was based on the Eclipse vice but a little larger.
          Those are just plain-out classy!

          How did you do the ends on the tightening bars? They are all very clean and identical.
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          Hashim Khan


          It's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there.

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          • Thanks for the compliments gents much appreciated!
            JT the jaws are made from gauge plate (01 steel I think in your parlay) hardened & tempered then ground on all faces. Each jaw has a horizontal & vertical V
            John
            Knowledge withheld is knowledge lost

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            • Those Vises look fantastic Great Work and TOP SHELVE category.

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              • Originally posted by redgrouse View Post
                Just finished a small batch of instrument vices as Christmas gifts for pals, the jaws are 1” wide, all fully hardened and ground, the design was based on the Eclipse vice but a little larger.
                I hope your pals realize just what a great gift those are and what a great guy you are for making them for them.
                Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                • Originally posted by redgrouse View Post
                  Thanks for the compliments gents much appreciated!
                  JT the jaws are made from gauge plate (01 steel I think in your parlay) hardened & tempered then ground on all faces. Each jaw has a horizontal & vertical V
                  John
                  I was not clear.... I was asking about the tightening bars on the screws. The ends are all very clean and identical.... I am wondering how you did that.
                  2801 3147 6749 8779 4900 4900 4900

                  Keep eye on ball.
                  Hashim Khan


                  It's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there.

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                    Warmed up the shop and finished the heated humming bird feeder base! It attaches with thin shock cord (bungee) to the original feeder. I'll do magnets in the spring

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                    • Originally posted by lakeside53 View Post
                      Warmed up the shop and finished the heated humming bird feeder base!
                      looks very neat - power resistors and heatsink to provide the heat I'm guessing? Is it to keep the sugar water liquid or to give the hummingbirds somewhere to warm up? We have them come in our garden as we have several native flowering bushes that they seem to like.

                      as for me, I fixed up a couple of niggles with The Nutcrusher Mk1 (now technically Mk1.5) and now it crushes walnuts like they're not even there. Blowing my own trumpet I know, but this is the best nut cracker I've ever used
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                      • it's to keep the sugar water from being frozen or too cold. Doesn't freeze until 27F but still not good them them. This should keep it ok down to 5-10F.

                        The pink anodized base is a cup holder - like $3.50 each from amazon. My hummers throat feather are exactly the same color.

                        Nutcracker - heck, you could open jars with that, or extract confessions from the innocent
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                        • Today I had a delicious home cooked meal thanks to a good friend of mine.
                          Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                          • Originally posted by lakeside53 View Post
                            it's to keep the sugar water from being frozen or too cold. Doesn't freeze until 27F but still not good them them. This should keep it ok down to 5-10F.

                            The pink anodized base is a cup holder - like $3.50 each from amazon. My hummers throat feather are exactly the same color.

                            Nutcracker - heck, you could open jars with that, or extract confessions from the innocent
                            That's really neat!

                            a friend suggested a second use as a cable crimper. I did make the base wide enough that other "nuts" couldn't reach. That was very deliberate..

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                            • Originally posted by J Tiers View Post

                              I was not clear.... I was asking about the tightening bars on the screws. The ends are all very clean and identical.... I am wondering how you did that.
                              Hi OK now I understand, the bars were turned down at each end then “ball/stop end” was riveted on and smother up by hand with file and emery
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                              • Very good job of it!

                                They look "better than factory".
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                                Keep eye on ball.
                                Hashim Khan


                                It's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there.

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