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10-25-2011, 03:12 AM
Following up on recent threads, I realised also, that it's time I retired my old cumbersome heavy duty engineering vice (UK spelling)..and got myself a more sutable one for soprano ukes.:)..Here i am having it for breakfast.

Gary Gill
10-25-2011, 04:17 AM
Very handy vise. I used one like that some years ago. You might show a picture of the vise rotated 90 degrees on the column for those who have never seen such. I like the soft removable jaws too.

10-25-2011, 04:31 AM
I was lucky enough a couple months ago to have a friend call me up and say he had just picked up 2 versa vises, basically the origional of this type vise. I love mine, though it did take me a while to wrap my head around the best way to use it for certain neck shaping angles.

10-25-2011, 05:34 AM
What a lovely table cloth.

10-25-2011, 09:57 AM
What a lovely table cloth.

Tool Acquisition Syndrome in remission Sven?

10-25-2011, 10:03 AM
Is that your breakfast tele in the back? Make some tilting jaws for this new vise and you'll wonder how you got along without it!!

10-25-2011, 10:52 AM
I've one as well, but have never found a reason to lay the vice over on it's side.

10-25-2011, 11:59 AM
nice vice


Pete Howlett
10-25-2011, 09:50 PM
Where did you get it from Ken?

10-26-2011, 01:46 AM
Where did you get it from Ken?
I got it from "Axminster"..Only supplier I could find in the UK with one in stock...Here is another handy type vice "The Bisley" http://www.lothar-walther.de/470.php

10-26-2011, 10:59 AM
That is a sweet looking ride.

10-27-2011, 10:15 AM
That is a sweet looking ride.OK I give up!..I thought about this Statement for several hrs...and I still don't understand what Tonewood is on about...I've looked up the phrase "sweet looking Ride" all over the internet and come up blank:(
Can someone explain please:)

10-27-2011, 11:12 AM
I've heard it used when referring to a nice looking car but other than that....

10-28-2011, 06:26 AM
Strange goings on with the new vice...I now have it mounted on the bench..and found it useful straight away, I like it!...But today!! I was standing outside the shed and I heard a loud sharp metalic click???..follow'd by the sound of something falling to the floor...I went inside the shed to investigate and found one of the magnetic soft jaws was lying on the floor about six feet away from the vice...For the life of me I can't come up with an explanation how it got there..the jaws were loose and there was a 10mm gap between them so it couldn't have sprung out....Theories are welcome.

10-28-2011, 06:40 AM
Any crop circles near by?

Vic D
10-28-2011, 07:47 AM
Sudden burst from the massive solar storm that's pounding the blue ball interacted with all your metal and electric parts in the shop.

That, or the vise misses the Tele.

Liam Ryan
10-28-2011, 11:59 AM
You've got shed goblins to then.......................if you work out how to get rid of them let me know.

10-29-2011, 02:55 AM
Mystery solved..No Ghosts, Alians, or Shed goblins..Just "thermo dynamics"..It happened again but this time I was there:)..I realise that I'd left a small simple mitre block in the jaws..I use this to trim linings and braces...The Parrot vice has a cam thing on the movable jaw that locks up when the vice grips the workpiece..as it locks up it slightly moves the front jaw upwards...At this time of the year I use a small fan heater to keep myself warm...as the shed warm's up the vice warm's up and expands..as it expands the grip lessens and the front jaw slightly drops down a few thou....Thus causing the the magnetic soft jaw to flip out and forwards..The workpiece flips backwards onto the workbench..if the the workpiece is clamped high up in the jaws (As in the Pic below) it's almost ready to pop out at any time.....Simple when you think about it:D