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RIMSPOKE

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I HAVE A VISE & I WAS HOPING THE VISE SQUAD CAN TELL ME SOMETHING ABOUT IT .

THIS LITTLE GUY IS AN AMAZING PIECE OF WORK .
NOT ONLY DOES IT SWIVEL ON IT's BASE 360° IT ALSO ROTATES ON IT's AXIS 360° .

THERE IS MORE . IT HAS INTERNAL DETENTS LOCATED EVERY 15° SO IT CAN
LOCK ON 24 DIVISIONS OF A CIRCLE LIKE A COLLET INDEXER .

THE WORKMANSHIP IS IMPECCABLE . MATING SURFACES INTERNALLY HAVE A SCALING PATTERN AND EVERY MAJOR PART IS TAGGED TO THE SERIAL NUMBER LIKE A FINE ANTIQUE FIREARM .

THE JAWS ARE 3.5" WIDE AND IT OPENS ABOUT AS FAR . IT HAS KEYS TO ALIGN IT WITH
TABLE SLOTS . THE ONLY THING MISSING IS THE NAME OF THE MAKER !

THE COLOR AND FINISH OF THE PAINTWORK MAKES ME THINK OF HARDINGE .
I HAVE LOOKED ONLINE AND FOUND NOTHING LIKE IT .

ANY IDEAS ?

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I have never seen one of those before, but that is a very cool vice.:encourage:
 

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I think you'll find it's from a tool and cutter grinder or a specialty mill for tool makers. just my guess?
 

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Ok, where are you finding all of these cool tools? :drool:
 

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That looks like it could be a very useful tool. What do you suppose the t-nut slots on the main body are for? Mike
 

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I want one!
 

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I have been around the block more than once! And I have never seen anything like it before??? VERY NICE! Thanks for sharing.
 

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Ok, where are you finding all of these cool tools? :drool:

THERE IS MORE .
HOW ABOUT THIS 8" GERMAN MADE HOFMANN ROTARY TABLE ?
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OR A NOS EMCO TAILSTOCK CHUCK ?

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Very interesting vise! I can't hazard a guess as to it's original intended purpose, other than being a 'Universal' vise for light duty work. Definitely wouldn't go hogging with it, but it'd be just the ticket for a tool or surface grinder. Very cool, and an excellent find! I'm sure all of us would love to have one tucked away on the shelf.
 

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Ima tell ya what I'm gona do , you pack it up real good send it to me . I'll use it for seven or eight years ,ifn I likes it after that I'll let ya know and send a few bucks to cover the shipping and I won't charge ya for the ckin it out . sound good to u does to me. ha great find anyway .
 

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Love the vise. I'd be willing to take it off your hands. :D
 

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That vise is cursed!
You are lucky you have survived the curse this long.

I strongly suggest you put it in a box and send it to me. Do it first thing in the morning.
I can see to it's proper disposal.
 

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The rotary table is not that interesting. But you’re doing it to me again with that chuck and the bearing jaws!!! Maybe a burnisher or a live rest for the tailstock?
 

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I've not seen one like it either.
 

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Only thing I see wrong with it is it's not mine!


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Talked to our tool grinder today and he has two of them, one of which he grandfather made as a tool and die maker when at Honeywell.
 

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Wake Forest isn't that far from Weaverville. I'll come take that off your hands!;)
 

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I'm a vise collector and I have never seen one like that... ever....
 
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