Welding Rod

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    38 N 600 W, Valparaiso, Indiana
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    Welding, woodworking, auto repair and body work, camping, roller skating, guitar and fiddling, antiques

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  1. Welding Rod

    Hand crank drill presses

    Checked it out it is an ACME hadn’t seen the name on the left side just mounted it haven’t even tried it yet need to install a table thanks for the response
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    Hand crank drill presses

    Thanks for the input looks like your a fairly serious blacksmith looks like the one you have can be belt driven mine has a flywheel but it’s round not flat my handle length is adjustable for speed I believe and higher torque I do have a table shaft but have to fabricate a table I don’t suppose your anywhere near northwest Indiana I’d like to see your shop thanks again
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    Hand crank drill presses

    Yea probably won’t use it a lot but it should be a great conversation piece There’s no brand name on it but I do have a 1/2” chuck for it Thanks I have a 1/2” chuck for it still need to make a table but that should be fairly easy
  4. Found this automatic feed hand crank drill press at an antique shop in lower Michigan for 20 bucks it works perfectly and indexes the depth one notch at a time run by an eccentric off the flywheel pretty cool welding Rods my name Valparaiso Indiana
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    Acquired three more post vises but need help identifying one

    MI have one iron city vise already a 100# 6” in near perfect condition with a very distinct iron city stamping the movable jaw post but this new vise has no such mark so don’t know if it’s an iron city but by the design I’m sure it’s much older than my iron city I’ll send you a pic of the iron city I’ve also picked up a hand powered drill press probably from around 1900 in guessing it works perfectly and has an automatic feed option that’s run off an eccentric by the flywheel here’s the picture
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    Wilkinson marks

    The 44 # post vise I bought at an antique shop in central Indiana for 20 bucks it’s in perfect condition has44 stamped on the face also says east Liverpool in small case letters there are some large case letters above eastliverpool but hard to make out
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    Wilkinson Anvil's?

    Thomas thanks for the reply I actually have no certain date for how old this anvil really is I did notice yesterday that the feet did seem to be forge welded separately to the body there are some numbers stamped on the other side 4 0 19 seems to be what is marked hard to tell for sure there are no other markings on this anvil checked the bottom also will send a picture of the other side
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    Acquired three more post vises but need help identifying one

    My newest post vise is about 80# with a 5 inch jaw I’ll measure the hole diameter and get a length on the screw and get back to you
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    Wilkinson marks

    I have a j Wilkinson queens dudley that I inherited from my grandfather I figure it’s early 1800s about 115 pounds it’s been well used but still throws the hammer back up at your face I’m looking to get one more anvil same size or bigger live in northwest Indiana could drive a couple of hours to pick one up This is my portable blacksmith work station it’s mounted on a 500# block of solid oak has heavy caster wheels as a 44# post vise attached and a plate for dies to bend flat bar etc also drilled to hold various tongs
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    Wilkinson Anvil's?

    Here is the anvil frosty I really do own it I also have three nice post vises
  11. Welding Rod

    Wilkinson Anvil's?

    I have a Wilkinson queens dudley anvil I inherited it from my grandfather I’m not sure of the weight but it’s around 115 pounds it’s very old I figure pre civil war mid 1800’s it’s a little beat up but it still will throw the hammer back up at you very lively as far as I know they were very good ancils
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    Acquired three more post vises but need help identifying one

    My newest post vise is about 80# with a 5 inch jaw I’ll measure the hole diameter and get a length on the screw and get back to you
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    Acquired three more post vises but need help identifying one

    Retiring in a couple of years have been doing a little blacksmithing for the last couple of years am trying to start up an Indiana blacksmith association chapter here in Valparaiso Indiana I’m a union Pipefitter have been welding since I was 15 years old worked in several fab shops building a smithy at this time just wanting to learn more located in northwest Indiana in porter county about one hour from Chicago
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    Acquired three more post vises but need help identifying one

    I have 3 post vises one says eastliverpool on it there are some other letters but can’t make out a name it is a 44 pound vise bought it for 20 bucks several years ago in central Indiana antique shop I also picked up a 100 pound iron city 6 inch post vise for 60 bucks at another antique shop both vises are in excellent condition I recently bought another in good shape but it doesn’t have the right screw so I’m making my own trying to make it look as original as I can