Not simple to forge, true. But what about fabricating one? Forget
the pretty forged lines. Just weld and bolt pieces of steel together.
Buy an Acme threaded screw and nut, or scrounge an old screw-jack for
those parts. Seems to me a decent welder could make a serviceable
However, I don't think it's worth it unless there are special
requirements. I've picked up vises for anything from $12 for a 4"-er,
to $100 for a nice 6"-er.
I Have 1 big sucker and one smaller one for sale here in Sydney Australia if
anyone is interested. Postage would be a bit high to the USA though :-)
On 21 Nov 2003 14:29:18 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Bruce Freeman) wrote:
Just what I was looking for.
Cannot, however, work out how the foot pedal works.
Well it is Monday and the aftermath of rugby fever :-)
You have to a Brit or Aussie to understand this.
Norfolk - UK
On Sat, 22 Nov 2003 13:47:25 GMT, "Marc Godbout"
If you check out the rest of keenjunk.com, you'll run across their forum,
called the junkyard. The designer/builder of the vise, Tony, is a very active
contributor and will answer any question you ask. It might be a wise-a$$
answer, but he'll definitely give you good info in between the jokes.
We have rugby over here in the colonies, too. I didn't play, but a friend
did. Mondays were a bit of a fog for him and he usually broke something
On Mon, 24 Nov 2003 14:53:40 +0000, GeoffH wrote:
Shoot, I played tight head prop a few years on a local club team in
southeast Texas. That was back in the '70's. Got knocked off my feet
higher and farther than by anything else in my farmboy experience one
rainy day playing a second string from "The Old Boys" club, a bunch of
stevedores and ex- pro football (American) players. Thank goodness it
was muddy for a soft landing.
I enjoyed it a lot more than high school football. Of course, there
was the beer.
Another great resource is www.anvilfire.com. Similar to keenjunk, with
some of the same people in the forums. But it's got a great section,
called iForge, which is a collection of projects done via online demos in
their chatroom. The step-by-step instructions with photos and drawings is
probably better than any book I've got.
Last, but not least, look do a search for TheForge. That's an email list
with a lot of great and helpful folks.
On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 09:01:57 +0000, GeoffH wrote:
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