Duce
It's a good companion for my Massey Vise mounted on a pedestal in the shop. Problem is that they both weight about 100# apiece. The Massey is almost chest high. The freeby (Columbian) will be mounted 8" lower. The Columbian was built in Cleveland, Ohio and the number 606 is stamped on it. Well more clean up and fabricate another stand.<>< Duce
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jmccustomknives
You can never have enough vices.  Can't beat cheap or free [biggrin]

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Duce
True words of wisdom!
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Metalmelt
Free is good, I saw one like that at an auction go for over $100. That's a good vice.
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theengel
I just realized it was sitting on the back of your truck... which gives me a better idea of how big that thing is.  That thing is huge.
Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin'?
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Hank Rearden
Old rusty American made vices are always a good deal. I bought two vices a decades ago: total junk. Poor cast quality and putty to smooth them out then painted. As soon as I used the heavy anvil to do heavy work it snapped. Made in China. Any American made vices today beside Wilton? Not even sure about them.
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Duce
Best thing I put in the shop was a simple block and tackle. Fasten up in the trusses, back the truck in fasten heavy treasures on it lift swing it out or tie off and pull the truck out. Saves the back and toes! If you think this on is huge, my Massey vise is beefier!
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