Elemental Metal Creations

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    Vice repair advice and Id please

    Thanks for the tip.
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    Vice repair advice and Id please

    It only took about 10 min. to remove the bracket and spring. I used a Lennox diamond cutting wheel to cut most of the way through the welds and proper application of force to break them free, no damage to the body of the vice and I will be able to salvage the spring. Now to carefully grind off the welds.
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    Mini post vise

    My Dad carried one in his tool box that is about 3' tall. He was a carpenter and retired in "78. I still have it in my collection.
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    Vice repair advice and Id please

    Thomas, I know that wrought needs to be very hot, I guess that taking a sledge to it cold would be a bad idea.
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    Vice repair advice and Id please

    T.P., I wish I had access to a press, will have to talk to my mechanic. The jaws do have steel inserts welded in. I thought that the pivot holes may have been worn until I got it apart. Kozzy, I already plan on making a new bracket, I will see about the spring. Paragon, That is a pipe bushing, it fits perfectly so it may get to stay. Thanks to all.
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    Vice repair advice and Id please

    I picked up this vice from my nephew sat. I knew it would be a rescue/repair as it had been sitting outside for 20 years since he bought it. The only markings I can find is the weight, 100. Any ideas on who made this, or approx. age? The main post is bent just above the mounting plates for the moving jaw causing them to misaline. Some one went nuts with a welder, welding the bracket and spring in place, and adding adding 8 inches to the bottom of the leg. The biggest issue is the extreme pitting of the jaws. I am thinking of either welding them up and then grinding them flat or making some covers for them. Are there and options for repairing the jaws I am missing? Fortunately the screw and box are in pretty good shape.
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    It followed me home

    Went to see my nephew yesterday and this followed me home. The bad thing is we never agreed on a price, it will be something forged when he decides what he wants. Not to worried though, we have been making deals like this for 50+ years.
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    Pig roasting spit

    So 1" black iron pipe?
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    Pig roasting spit

    I have been commissioned to make a pig roasting spit for a friend. We have settled on a height but I am unsure about the length for the spit and size of materiel. He said that he only wants to roast a pig about 50 lb, though I suspect that this may change in the future. My questions to anyone who has experience making or using a spit like this are, would 3 ft between uprights be sufficient, and would 1/2 in. stock be strong enough. Thanks in advance.
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    It followed me home

    Das, that stuff gives me nightmares.I worked in an onion ring factory. the 2nd worst thing I had to do was change the belts on the friers in the middle of a shift, above 300 gal. of 360deg.f oil. The worst was fixing the belt in the flash freezer at -40 deg f.
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    Hand Crank blowers

    Champion 145 for $16. I was happy to give $75 a couple of years ago for one with a cracked pan.
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    Champion no. 40 Blower

    I use ATF in my #40, works good in all weather.
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    When do you finally throw scraps away

    The very reason I don't throw anything out. I have thrown thinks out after 10 years and needed it the next day.
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    It followed me home

    Clay mixed with sand works great, I wish mine looked this good.
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    Small cable damascus knife

    Das, I thought about cleaning the handle but decided not to on this one. Actually there are a couple of inclusions in the blade. I'm not to worried about it on this one as it will not get much use. I was just happy that I was able to get it to weld this good. I have a lot of cable in 1/2" and 1" to practice with.