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Posted: 9/17/2004 10:52:07 AM EST
My neighbor gave me an old vice he had the other day. I figured I could use it, but man was it UGLY. It was covered with a layer of sticky grime, and a little rusty in places. I thought maybe I could clean it up a bit before I mounted it on a bench, so I washed it down with engine degreaser then sanded it down a bit. Then I decided to start taking pictures:



Then a little primer...



A little paint...



And it's good to go!



I'll bet if my neighbor sees it now he'll want it back!
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 10:57:34 AM EST
got my stamp of approval
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 11:00:46 AM EST
My favorite price:
FREE!
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 11:01:05 AM EST
Be E A utiful! Looks like an OLD AMERICAN made vise. Brings a tear to the eye when you think of all the vises made in foreign countries now. I dream of the day when I have the disposable income to build a huge stout bench and throw an honest to god, American made vise that can take ANYTHING.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 11:02:55 AM EST
Looks like a new "Binford" 4" Patriot Model now...
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 11:04:40 AM EST
Nice job. Nothing like getting something for free, and making it look great.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 11:21:18 AM EST
you're right, I DO want it back...just leave that upper where it is...
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 11:23:42 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 11:24:12 AM EST
I thought you were talking about sniffing paint.
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