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  1. No, Whitechapel, but it's not uncommon for the two to work on each other's bells or replace fittings, or copy the other company's products for that matter!
  2. When I worked at the bell foundry the no-bell prize was awarded after miss-casts where the mould didn't flow properly! Also those look more like chime hammers than bell clappers, I may have actually disposed of the pattern used to cast those a couple of months ago. In the devastation here you can see some patterns for a much larger version.
  3. That'll do the job nicely! I'd just mount it up and put the vise to use and leave the bracket as it is for now. If it bothers you as it is, manufacturing more authentic one would make a fun future project! Great vises Frank, thanks for sharing.
  4. I don't know but mine says "Patent Solid Box" so I would assume it would be possible to research when that patent was filed and then you would know your vise was manufactured at some point after that date.
  5. Good save on the vise, and at a good price too! It looks as though you have the cousin to my vise posted here: Your vise has the heavy chamfer on the legs referred to by Frank Turley on the thread regarding my (English) vise, it's interesting to see the American version posted, thanks for posting it.
  6. Used to spin a room? Most people just use alcohol, it's less bulky and does a fine job of spinning a room!
  7. I can't help with the sharp edge problem, personally I'd just grind it off, but I will say that the blades on the planer I used to use were HSS (high speed steel) and were fairly useless for blade stock, I hope yours are something different!
  8. I saw this yesterday and was impressed, a very clear and concise set of instructions, well done!
  9. No offence taken, thanks for the tip. That would be a much more elegant solution and probably be even more secure though with my current set up the anvil is already incredibly quiet as it's stapled down tightly into a bed of silicone.
  10. That's a rare, high speed dragster anvil!
  11. Badly shaped staples! They do contact the feet, and hold the anvil very securely, but they only contact in one or two spots!
  12. Not at all, it's just a stand that's relatively easy to move about and that's non-flammable.
  13. Here's the stand for my 125lb brooks anvil, nothing special, 12x12 iroko heartwood, solid, stable and free, I couldn't ask for anything more.
  14. Thanks for the comments, here are a few more photos I just took, it's been used a little now so the steel has started developing a patina in places. This is probably one of the best performing blades I've made, the edge geometry really lends itself to slicing.
  15. I made this knife mainly because I'm curious about what these Japanese style single beveled knives are like to use and I wasn't going to buy one of I can make one myself. The blade was made through stock removal starting with 3mm O1 that I thinned down to roughly 2.5mm. The handle is Ash that I saved from the firewood pile at work with a bog oak spacer. The knife is 13" long.