Hank Rearden
Here are some pics from a UK  picker who sells on line. Unfortunately it was already sold. However, It could be used for inspiration to make a vice table project.

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RobWilson
Hi Hank 

Very inspirational ,as I have about the same size leg vice (big) notice how short the leg is .

 


And have been looking for ideas on how to mount it .



Cheers for posting Rob 

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Hank Rearden
Hi Rob,

It looks like some masonry demolition is also part of the conversion for your vise to a new stand. A large vise is ideal. You'll find mostly 4 1/2 inch jaws in Central PA. Lots of them on all the old farms.
6inch jaws not so much.

One of the themes in many post may draw attention to the fact my shop is in the attached garage. Not an idea place for my smitty. I've been collecting building supplies for a few years; (It's amazing what gets discarded around here). So I hope to construct a decent bank barn with a smitty in the lower portion soon. Until then I need to be able to pull the tools out of storage when I use them. This table fits the bill.

My first thought is 1/2 plate for the table top with 3/4 by 3/16 wrapping the edge for a lip. With a similar shape. Using two pieces of bar stock of different dimensions for each leg with different radii in each piece of bar. This will help create stability. The base made similar to the photo from plate steel. 

The weight should be effective for any work I see myself doing and the table makes it convenient for organization. I think the vise is under-utilized by quite a few folks. I will use a flat work table for set up and construction for the table.

I passed up an un-used 6' vise recently because the seller doubled the cost when I went to get. Still would have been a fair price for a beat up large vise around here. Just not in my budget.  

I'm interested in what you come up with. Who's the manufacturer of your vise?

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RobWilson
Hi Hank , first off apologies for the late reply ,I have been a tad under the weather the passed few days . 

LOL yerh the vice was attached to a big lump of conceit and steel beam , I only pay'd £10 for the vice and to the make I have no Idea hopefully I may fined a makers mark when I strip the paint from it . 

I know that one my shop is attached to my house [rolleyes] 

The table could as you say be fabricated to look like the cast original , 



Similar to the way I made this hydraulic rivet closer . Maybe draw up in CAD and have the parts burnt out from a bit plate and weld on the lip as you say . 


So many projects , 



Rob 



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Hank Rearden
Yep so many projects and my brain keeps them coming.

I don't see how that vice you have on the floor could be passed up even if it was attached to a ship. I've broken up more concrete for a lot less.

After more thought about the making the vice table I began to think why not make wooden patterns and cast the parts myself. Not only that, I could cast parts for others as well and with a lot less work. I did foundry in high school. But, it was aluminum that we cast. I've been reading up online here lately about backyard casting. There's a lot of good cast iron around my area so finding iron to smelt wouldn't be difficult. I have enough in my garage to get started. I just need to build the backyard furnace. If I go this route it'll be next summer before I can do it.

Is your rivet tool of airplanes?
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Jacob Elmslie
that vise n table is so elegant and beautiful. hopefully it is still being used though and not just sitting in someones living room. i like!
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RobWilson
Hi there Hank 

The riveting tool is for closing up to 1/2 steel rivets hot , much easier of the ears than an air riveter ,and no backing up needed always a plus when working on ones Jack Jones   LOL 

Going the cast rout is always a possibility , done a fair bit of casting in my time . 

Here is my new Cupola under construction , just needs the blast pipe making to connect the blower to air belt .

 

Left of shot is my gas furnace I use for ally to bronze to the right is the moulding bench .




I have plenty of info on casting Hank so shout up if to need any info . 


So many projects on the go ,,,,,,,,,,,so little time at the moment [frown]


Rob 
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Kiwi tussock
What a great bit of kit that would be! 
Any idea on the height of the table?  I have been given a seized up old vice (just over 6") and now its all freed up, I'd like to mount it some how. This moveable, yet heavy table idea seems ideal to me.
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Hank Rearden
I started building my vise table legs. They are 1x1 square stock with 90 bends to attach with rivets to the table. I'll get pics up as this project begins to shape up.
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Metalmelt
I hadn't seen this thread. That is a nice vice table,  friend here made one with a heavy plate disc with an I-beam post and a table top. Then mounted the vice on the table so he could take it to shows.
I wonder if Rob got his cupola going. Looks like a fun project. My cupola project id on hold since we're planning on moving back to Ohio. I have a couple small bronze castings in the works, hopefully I can get them done soon.
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