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  1. Junior Samples

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    I am a Athol. My favorite vice. Hell I like them all. DSCF2276.JPG DSCF2277.JPG DSCF2278.JPG
     
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    75 # Rock Island. DSCF2280.JPG DSCF2279.JPG I got from my PawInlaw. Thinking of repainting. I like the patina so I might keep it the way it is. Can never have to many vices.
     
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    that athol is probably close to 100 years old...best vises ever made imo, can still buy the same ones today just made by starrett which is who designed the athol vises. very expensive though, i grew up not to far from starretts and own alot of their tools...
     
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    Thanks for the info. Anyone ever use or see a correct my spelling Strap (Vise)? I am not sure of the application. DSCF2283.JPG DSCF2284.JPG
     
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    Wolverine Do you even burn wood bro?

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    2762A0BC-8381-4641-A520-175E6523F84D.jpeg Time has forgotten the post vice. But I prefer it to a bench vise. The face will flex to hold angled or odd shaped objects where a bench vise won’t. Also you can pound the crap out of it since they are wrought not cast. This one has been passed down in my family for generations. Dont know how long but it is hand forged still hard at work.
     
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    CD8D3F07-93DD-476B-B13D-3A4452284C38.jpeg I made this rig for my welding table. I welded a receiver hitch to the table so you can remove it. 29E4A8F7-CBA2-4357-9536-4994C0FA7D97.jpeg
     
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    That one is very nice.
     
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    I got this one a while ago, plans are to clean it up and put it back into use.
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    That is a gem. I like the way you mounted it. Is that a 10x10 post of oak? I have one that I want outside. DSCF2287.JPG DSCF2288.JPG
     
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    That's a great idea. Does it move at all? Im still looking for a welding table.
     
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    Everyone knows Wiltons Bullet vices are the Super Bowl Trophy of the vices. I have been looking for a while without any luck. They are up there with anvil prices. I think you can still get NOS jaws for them. Great tool man.
     
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    Still looking for a place in the shop for this. DSCF2285.JPG DSCF2286.JPG
     
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    3A1B4ED1-DF2D-4436-A8FB-CD1717784012.jpeg The top is 8x10. The bottom is 8x14 wrapped in heavy angle brings it to 20” total. I hand hewed it out of white oak. Its all one piece. It’s fairly sturdy. The best way is to mount it to a work bench but I like to have my bench open. Outside you could put an 8x8 pressure treated post in the ground and short piece for the foot.
     
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    It has a little play but it heavy enough that it’s not much. I started to weld and grind it for a tighter fit but it’s good enough for who it’s for.
     
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    Those suckers ain’t cheap around here
     
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    My bil has a 164lb Reed. I haven’t found one to top it yet size wise. I’m looking though
     
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