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The price of vice


Unkel Kunkel
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Can you have too many vices?

The best vices  seem to be old, cheap and came from Sheffield. 

I have just  given in to a another vice. I couldn’t refuse a free Record No 34.

I already have a Record No 23 .It was my father’s and he got it second hand in the 1940s.

It works just fine.

It’s just like this one in a 1936 catalogue:44508550-DBB3-4F7C-869F-AC4F8B214476.thumb.jpeg.4fd8fd2846ac72108e3a5b4c804b417a.jpeg

They still make one (well it looks the same )  

49/- (shillings to you youngsters ) wasn’t cheap in 1936,

  but now ...... £370  - and more in some places!

No wonder people buy the Chinese ones made out  of cheese for a few quid..

 

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I have a old school work bench. Made out of beech, 6 foot square with a record vice at each corner... yes four of them. Unfortuately it was a woodworking bench so the vices are not too good for steel, or flattening quarter inch steel plate (see nose to tail thread) but still very useful.

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2 hours ago, Badwolf said:

I have a old school work bench. Made out of beech, 6 foot square with a record vice at each corner... yes four of them. 

Is that a new world record for record vices on a beech bench........... :) Try saying that on a tube of wine gums..

Tony.

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