The OFG Vise

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Post by Jocose »

We all have our vises.

Here is one I recently put back into service. It's an Iron City Post Vise, all hand forged and forge welded, probably 100 years old.

It was rusted together pretty good and the jaws were bent and misaligned but I managed to heat them up and get them back into good shape.

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Hand forged bolt and nut

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AFTER

I put a nice coat of Boiled Linseed oil on it and it should now outlast all of us.
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Nicely done, Jo.
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Post by FredS »

nice
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Pretty!
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Respect to original smith. Respect to restorative smith.
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Biff wrote: 17 Nov 2022, 12:19 Respect to original smith. Respect to restorative smith.
Very Very Cool!
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Beautiful!
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Post by Jocose »

Thanks all, it works great. I have it mounted at elbow height for filing and light forging projects.

It should last several lifetimes!
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Post by Del »

Looks heavy. How much is shipping?
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Post by coco »

I am very impressed.
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