Thanks, Moose. The thing that impressed me was that someone gave some
thought to reality when choosing the design. Since the vise would be
subjected to pounding and twisting, its mountings would loosen up over
time. This one is fitted with iron wedges so that only a hammer is
needed to tighten the wedges and snug it up again.
On 10/11/21 11:57 PM, Moose wrote:
On 10/11/2021 12:54 PM, Jim Nichols wrote:
When I was about 10 years old, in the 1930s, this old leg vise was
mounted beneath a large Sweet Gum tree as a part of an outdoor
blacksmith shop where my Dad did repairs on his meager farm
equipment used on our small farm in Mississippi. Since my Dad's
death, the vise has followed me as a part of the tools that I find
handy. I gave it a coat of paint some years ago, and I keep grease on
the screw. It still provides faithful service just like it did when
new, 100 years ago. Mounted to a bench in my garage, I still see it
every day, and find it useful about once a month. I checked, and
similar ones are still offered for sale today.
Nice looking piece of gear. I'm not sure how it may be better than my
contemporary, more conventional vise, but I would also be using one if
I had inherited it as you did.
Tullahoma, TN USA
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