Craftsman Vise

My Dad bought this Craftsman vise in the early 1970's. I think thay my grandfather's vise is from the 1930's.

Disassembled Vise

Here are all of the vise pieces, after being degreased and the rust removed with a wire wheel. Bigger...

Grandpa's Vise

This vise belonged to my grandfather. I also stripped it down and removed the rust. Bigger...

Swivel Lock

One of the problems with the Craftsman vise was that it was really hard to lock it and prevent it from swiveling. This shows why. The threads were almost gone and the bolt no longer seated in the groove properly. I picked up a carriage bolt, and with a bit of shaving of the head, it fit perfectly. Bigger...

Repainted Vise

I applied some primer and then a hammered gray finish. This is the refurbished vise ready for service. I plan on making a set of aluminum jaws and a set of delrin jaws for it. Bigger...


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