Nick Owen

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On 14/05/2018 at 6:19 PM, JustAnotherViking said:

Funnily enough it is an offcut from an armoured land rover windshield cover... Unfortunately that's all I have of it. 

Had been used as part of a bbq for a few years, but it's rusted away, so will be reusing it for the same purpose. 

It's toughened glass, and the angle of the doors when I'm working keeps the glass out the firing line... To be fair I've already etched the windows from grinding sparks, so replacing a panel wouldn't be the end of the world or break the bank. 

Is that leg vise just standing in concrete? It doesn't look like it's attached to anything..? 

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I've a small metal pipe bolted into the concrete for the foot, and the vice is bolted on the underside of the bench. 

It was a temporary position for the vice last December until I got a better mount made, but I'm fresh out of round tuits 

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To quote someone here on IFI (Frosty? ThomasPowers?), there's nothing half as permanent as a temporary solution.

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