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  1. Farmall

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    I'd love to have a vise like that! If I was closer to New Hampshire, I know we'd be talking. That's a nice mechanical device
  2. Yup - LAF has it right - its a tire split rim tool for wooden spoke automobile wheels like the Model T
  3. I will, Josh. You have always been helpful to me on my questions about my Fishers -it's the least I can do, don't mind at all.
  4. Just ordered mine. Can't wait to read it. I have 3 fisher anvils-80,90, and a big jump to 450. Love 'em all.
  5. I know that uline sells 5 gallon metal buckets on line and you can also get the metal lids for them.
  6. Thanks for all the suggestions. Whether a bench or tongue vise, it's still pretty neat. I'll put it back into service.
  7. prayers sent and condolences offered.
  8. prayers sent and will continue
  9. Well, I also have one that looks like that, but it's much smaller than the one I just got. It's only about 6-7 inches high, whereas this one is around 14 and is definitely a much more substantial vise. I was thinking this is a wagon tongue vise because of the limitations on the clamp. Whatever it clamps to has to be at least 4 inches thick and can be as much as 6 inches. My new vise bears a lot of resemblance to a Brooks leg vise I have because of the vise hinge pin and the octagonal supports
  10. I thought it might be, but was sure as I hadn't seen this type of mount before. I have another, but it looks like this one(not mine, just a photo I found on the web). I have seen probably 8-10 like in the picture, but never seen one like I got with the clamp and pins.
  11. Came across this neat vise and it had to come home with me. It's about 14 inches high, jaws around 3-3/4 inches in width. Has two pins on the top part of the mount and the clamp is around 6-1/4 inches wide when fully open, and about 4-1/2 inches closed. That's what makes me think it might be a tongue vise. Anybody seen one like it before? Only marks are "AA" (probably the owner, maybe the maker or both) on a number of places on the vise. Just hoping someone can provide some insight on it and what its original design/use was. Thanks in advance for any and all help.
  12. JHCC, I am jealous of those books. I've been looking for a reasonable priced copy of "By Hand & Eye" for a while. Cheapest I've found is about $160 "
  13. Just got this petite little 357 pound (or so it's marked) Swedish Anvil - believe it's a Soderfors based on the marks. Some edge damage, but nothing major. Has been painted black, was for rust prevention according to the fellow I got it from. Rebound is more than 90% over the middle and around 80-85%r around the hardie hole. The hardie is 1-1/2 inches. Anvil is 34-1/2 inches long and 5-1/2 inches on the face.
  14. Not asking anyone to stop....just updating on its effectiveness! I do help in the garden when I can, but he's 2 hours away for me, 1 hour for my brother, and across the street from my cousins and his brother (only 86) and about a mile from his 90 year old sister. Family has lived in that spot of the world (total of around 700 acres) since around 1820. 5 houses on the various parcels. Dad lives on the newest parcel (around 200 acres) purchased in 1898. He's got lots of family support close by, but I go up as much as I can. He tilled the garden 3 weeks ago, trimmed all the blackberry and raspberry vines 2 weeks ago, and planted spinach and carrots last week and was cutting small cedars out of the fields before the pneumonia hit. He's a tough old bird, but at 88, any illness is bad. I knew he was sick when he said his wife had to cover things up in the garden because he didn't have the strength. Only took 4 days of fever to convince him to go to the doctor. Two years ago he was cutting firewood (still heats with wood-has a wood fired boiler) and a branch kicked back and hit him in the face - 2 black eyes and 4 stitches where it tore his left nostril - he said he didn't think he got knocked out, because he stayed upright. Just walked down to the house and had his wife take him to a Doc in the box. Funny part to the whole thing - this happened on Wednesday, and on Sunday when he was teaching Sunday School (been doing that for at least my entire life), one of the women in the class said he looked so awful that she had to sit beside him so she wouldn't see his face! Thanks everyone for the prayers and please do keep him on the list.
  15. Thanks all. Prayers are working. Found out he’s ONLY got pneumonia. Kind of odd to say that, but in these times..... He’s at home, only went to the hospital for lung x-rays. He is on some strong antibiotics and his temperature is almost normal. It’s at 99 right now. I know he’s feeling better as he is complaining about having to cover everything up in the garden as there is a freeze warning tonight. Obviously not out of the woods, but he’s much closer to clear ground. Thanks again. ”ask, and ye shall be answered”
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