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    Default Restoring a vise and making the stand for it

    I found quality vise from scrapyard.
    Condition wasn't what it could be, so i restored it.


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    G day Tuomas,
    That's an awesome looking vice. The welding on it looked to be steel so can I assume that part was cast steel?

    I am also curious about the bead of material you squeezed under the floor base plate.

    Was it something to help preserve the life of the tile ?

    Thanks for posting

    Grahame

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grahame Collins View Post
    G day Tuomas,
    That's an awesome looking vice. The welding on it looked to be steel so can I assume that part was cast steel?

    I am also curious about the bead of material you squeezed under the floor base plate.

    Was it something to help preserve the life of the tile ?

    Thanks for posting

    Grahame
    Yep. Those are cast steel. Also compressed during the cast. Those Ridgid vises are really hard, but still strong ones.


    Weld plates are hardly ever absolutely straight.
    I used silicone between the stand and flooring, that gives better contact between plate and floor.
    Then it doesn't "lean" to any corner and connection is stronger when forces are "shared" equally.

    For concrete floor i would have used mortar or plaster.
    So, it was for straightening surfaces between the bottom plate and floor.

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