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Found 20 results

  1. Rezrat

    Antique Post Vise

    I'm trying to identify this old post vise. It's a 36" post with 4.5 inch jaws. The only identifying mark (shown) looks like it was "35" . I'd appreciate any information anyone can provide.
  2. MD Just showing collection. As of right I have 14 post vises and a few anvils. Today I am going to go pick up what I believe to be around 5 3:4” Peter Wright in Santa Cruz I have a lead on a 6 inch one in writing a 5 1/2 inch one in Turlock 34 inch ones for 65 bucks apiece in Nevada city actually Carson City and then a few more over in Sacramento if anyone was looking . Lately that’s been a hot spot thus will be the second blacksmith shop in the area in the last 30 days that I am lucky enough to get first dibs . Last one I spent every nickel I had and still only scratched the surfa
  3. Just trying to find some info about my recent addition to my shop. I have, im guessing a 5 in but it measures 5 1/2 in Iron city post vise. Just spent 5 hours today cleaning, lubing, and restoring it today. During the process i found it had iron city in a star on the leg along with on the solid screw box it had the number 3 pressed in it. Was hoping to learn any info i could about what that three means and whos the maker of this post vise. Thank you all for any info! Here are some before and after etc. Photos to help understand what im refering too. Thanks again for any info!
  4. So i fell In love with post vises about five months ago when I bought my first one.And only a month and a half before that I had gone into bench vices and started collecting them yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah who is you and only a month and a half before that I had gone into bench vices and started collecting them But found price is extremely high and got competition that just so I came across my first post face covered and grime and dirt having no idea what I just got or even knowing whether to what to look for about my first one which was a 5 1/2 inch Colombian in what I now know to be in i
  5. Scored big with this one. The pic is at a bad angle but it is a full 7" vise. It has a oiled gold patina from the anti rust coating they use to put on them. This thing is gorges. Its a #140 7" vise it makes my #125 6" look tiny. Honestly I cant believe I found a 7" vise let alone an indian chief. It show so little sign of use I am shocked. What are your thoughts on value and rarity? I picked up 7" 6" 5 3/4 vises 2 champ 10" 400 blowers and a champ 8" blower. Cost me $900.
  6. Good morning all, I am new to this forum and am really excited to get going on here. Seems to be a wealth of knowledge on this forum. I have done some searching by reading through quite a few pages of posts and can’t quite to seem to find an answer. I read another post where someone has a similar one to mine but seems to be a generic vise and another post where a gentleman has one exactly like mine but he does not know the maker either, so this may be a lost cause but figured I would try anyways. Yesterday I bought two vises from an estate sale outside of the Atlanta GA area, one is marked(Iro
  7. Well I picked up my first post vise today. I found it at an antique store in Comfort, TX. It’s a 4” Peter Wright post vise. I think for $160 I got a pretty sweet deal. It’s in amazing condition. Now just to browse for a decent way to mount this sucker.
  8. Hi. my name is Pedro. i from Brazil. this is my first topic here. sorry about my poor english but i'm trying do my best with a google translation help hehe Recently i started to building my workshop and this weekend i found and bought a 4"1/2 leg vise that was covered by a lot of paint. so i cleaned it up and i descovered thar the jaws of my leg vise have so much rust that make holes on the steel. i want to know how can i possible repair this rust holes. the good news is that everything is aligned and there is no cracking or seriously damage to be concerned , so i am thinking to grind wh
  9. I've started a small collection of post vises ,and would like to know if there's a book on post vises similar to the Anvils In America Mr Postman has written. I would love to see a compilation of the known makers and pictures of the various types of post vises. If anyone knows of this book please let me know. Thanks for any info on this subject.
  10. I finally got a post vise!! I have been using my bench vise and trying to be gentle with it as I know they are not meant for the abuse. But every once in a while you get carried away and take a few swings at the hot item in the vise. But this weekend I scored this little beauty, the guy was asking $125 (the cheapest I have seen on the oly-pen) and I didn't hesitate to pull out my anvil cash stash to seal the deal, opens and closes very smooth, everything is solid and tight, only one little chip out of one of the jaws. Not sure make, age etc. The only mark I found is the 2 under the mounting br
  11. First, I have acquired four post vises. I only need one I think. three are complete. All have springs. I need to know what type of metal I should use to forge a key and keeper pins and should I leave them soft or harden? Also, what is a fair price for post vises in good shape?
  12. Hello all, I just thought I'd share what I was able to pick up from a smithy near Detroit today. As far as I can tell it is in amazing shape, has all the parts, and is ready for me to start using it. From browsing craigslist and eBay this is the best condition screw I have seen for sale. The jaws also meet nearly perfectly square. Post pics of ya'lls screws if you have nice ones. I'm sick and tired of seeing worn out looking ones in posts on eBay and the such. Brent
  13. So I have the option of picking this guy up for about 50 bucks and two hours of driving. It clearly doesn't have a spring or a mounting bracket, but am I correct in thinking that those are two parts that are relatively easy to re-manufacture? I quite like the design and the screw is reportedly in good condition.
  14. Looking for advise for restoring a post leg vise, wire brush, soak in vinegar and put back together and place linseed oil on it ???
  15. Broadus

    Mismatched vise

    This is my first post to this forum and my brother and I are just getting into blacksmithing. I built a brake drum forge, have an anvil on loan and am starting to collect the tools I will need. We're looking forward to going to the SOFA convention this week. I picked up a post vise with 4” jaws the other day at a swap meet for $40. After I bought it I realized that the screw box wasn’t fitting right after closer inspection I believe that the box seems to have come from a different vise. It will open about 1-1/2” before the screw comes unthreaded. I did some post vise research and
  16. 1_2_3

    Wrought vise

    Quite old wrought vise. Big parts are welded from several pieces of metal. Origin: Mykolaiv region, Ukraine.
  17. picker

    My post vise

    This was my post vise- dated 1896. 8" face. A few dings, but worked as good as it did when new.
  18. I just acquired this vise from a friend that was tired of watching it rust at his place. I was initially intrigued by the profile of the jaws, (Farrier's vise?) and after cleaning it up a bit found several names. On the front of the vise jaw was MILLS, underneath and vertically was MOxxxANIA, NEW YORK, and under that horizontally the number 54. On the fixed leg was stamped SMITH & OSSO, BIRMINGHAM and maybe C. after. The screw is temporarily without a handle. The box was different from any of the others I have in that there are 2 of the "no twist" rails cast opposite each other and they bo
  19. Like most smiths on here, I am always on the lookout for a nice big postvise. I have a few of the average 4"-5" jaw ones around that I use all the time, but a monster vise has alluded me all together. Unfortunately, my luck continues. I haven't found a big one, but I might have found the smallest? -Derek
  20. I want to start by saying that most of what I'm about to post has already been posted in another thread. I just wanted to add my own idea's to it, or take multiple ideas and put them together. To see where I got a lot of my ideas see the original post on how to "Build Your Own Leg Vise" So my take on this is simple. This vise doesn't require a spring as it opens with the screw and due to the design of the vise, the vise face is always parallel to one another. It still allows you to build interchangeable faces for different applications and allows the bottom to be either mounted to a plat
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