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Workbench finally, maybe

#259125 by larryhrockisland » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:45 pm

Saw this from carbonman today, viewtopic.php?p=259103#p259103 and noticed the vise.

I have one of these, NOS, :D Columbian vise, purchased in 1978 from Lowes and unboxed Tuesday. Update time frame, most likely 1990-1995. I was working out of town in Monroe, La when I bought it. Time flies :o :o
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I like the release mechanism.
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I have a 30x72x1-3/4 maple top that is NOS from Grainger that I got for $50 at least 20 years ago, no pic. And a steel bench free from my brother last Saturday.
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Conveyor system stand
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I guess it's time to put them together :o :rolleyes: :)At this rate I'll never wear them out. :)

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Larry Hargrove
Rock Island, Ok
1981 Mark V 500>510>520(98922)
19?? Mark V 500>Power Pro headstock 556176 06-17-11 factory exchange program original serial unknown
1957 Mark V 500 (350389)
1953 10ER
Another 10ER
Bandsaw 2012 Jointer 2012
Bandsaw, Jointer, other goodies
Craftsman table saw, Delta 46-460 Midi lathe

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Re: Workbench finally, maybe

#259144 by nuhobby » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:44 am

That looks like some very stout "Old Arn" !

Chris

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Re: Workbench finally, maybe

#259146 by JPG » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:38 am

Mounting the vise to that 'old arn' will be interesting unless the 'top' overhangs. ;)

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Re: Workbench finally, maybe

#259325 by carbonman » Fri May 03, 2019 8:47 am

larryhrockisland wrote:Saw this from carbonman today, http://www.shopsmith.com/ss_forum/viewt ... 03#p259103 and noticed the vise.

I have one of these, NOS, :D Columbian vise, purchased in 1978 from Lowes and unboxed Tuesday. Update time frame, most likely 1990-1995. I was working out of town in Monroe, La when I bought it.



Surprised to see that anyone even looks at my posts.
That vise is about 60yrs old.
When I built the new bench top I was going to install my Record vise....
but decided I really liked this one much better.
That release is much easier to use than the quick release handle on the Record vise.
No idea how many projects /fixes have been through this vise over the years. It operates just like brand new.

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Re: Workbench finally, maybe

#259632 by larryhrockisland » Tue May 14, 2019 10:54 pm

Progress. Not done but closer. The bench I'm replacing is an old 24x72 base cabinet store fixture, all particle board(heavy) with laminate and an old 36x84 solid core door for the top. I mounted a Pittsburgh vise to it.
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Old door with Pittsburgh end vise
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Pittsburgh vise
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Pittsburgh bottom mounting. Also there are two drops from a 2x6 laminated beam. Had them for 10 years.
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Using the old base to hold my NOS maple top while fitting the Columbian vise.
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Old base, new top, temporary
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And the old base moved to my other shop with the two 2x6 glue lams set on it.
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Repurposed base and glue lam beams
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Finally, my progress as of today. NOS maple top, Yost front vise,Columbian end vise, mounted to the steel bench my brother gave me. Still have to trim the side boards level to the maple top and drill the bench dog holes. Any suggestions for a finish? I don't think I want it too slick.
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Columbian vise
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Back to my cave :)

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Larry Hargrove
Rock Island, Ok
1981 Mark V 500>510>520(98922)
19?? Mark V 500>Power Pro headstock 556176 06-17-11 factory exchange program original serial unknown
1957 Mark V 500 (350389)
1953 10ER
Another 10ER
Bandsaw 2012 Jointer 2012
Bandsaw, Jointer, other goodies
Craftsman table saw, Delta 46-460 Midi lathe

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Re: Workbench finally, maybe

#259635 by rpd » Wed May 15, 2019 1:19 am

Nice. :cool:

Its been a while, I think I used Tung oil (or something similar) on mine.

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1959 Mark 5 #356595 Greenie, SS Magna Jointer, SS planer, SS bandsaw, SS scroll saw (gray), DC3300,

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Re: Workbench finally, maybe

#259636 by JPG » Wed May 15, 2019 1:20 am

Linseed oil comes to mind.

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Re: Workbench finally, maybe

#259706 by Hobbyman2 » Fri May 17, 2019 7:14 am

Unread postby JPG » Wed May 15, 2019 1:20 am

Linseed oil comes to mind.

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+1 on a oil finish ! maybe even a piece of leather glued to the inside of the vice's

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- General George S. Patton (1885-1945)

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Re: Workbench finally, maybe

#260740 by larryhrockisland » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:54 pm

Hobbyman2 wrote:Unread postby JPG » Wed May 15, 2019 1:20 am

Linseed oil comes to mind.

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+1 on a oil finish ! maybe even a piece of leather glued to the inside of the vice's


A little more progress, two coats of linseed oil and 1 coat of Johnson's wax. I may not have let the linseed oil cure long enough, the wax seems a little sticky and can still smell the oil. Also added the leather and added wheels.
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Still working on the dog holes. Can't find the picture with the leather, but it's there :)

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Larry Hargrove
Rock Island, Ok
1981 Mark V 500>510>520(98922)
19?? Mark V 500>Power Pro headstock 556176 06-17-11 factory exchange program original serial unknown
1957 Mark V 500 (350389)
1953 10ER
Another 10ER
Bandsaw 2012 Jointer 2012
Bandsaw, Jointer, other goodies
Craftsman table saw, Delta 46-460 Midi lathe

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Re: Workbench finally, maybe

#260745 by Hobbyman2 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:12 pm

Looks good should last you a long time !

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