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Old 05-29-2007, 10:04 PM
Tim C Tim C is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Cutler Bay, So. Florida
Posts: 293
Default Re: A piece of history

Yea it's the "idiot factor" in manufacturing. Design it until it couldn't be broken if you dropped it out of a plane and then stuffed a reload in the gun with three times the recommeded powder amount. Now make it ten times stronger for the idiot that will try just that.
Maybe you worked with this vise then, I like stuff like this, it's like restoring a car or an old desk. I like to see things having life long after they should have been retired.
I'll try to post a picture of the vise and block that came with it, you may be able to help me figure out a good way to use it with my bench.
It looks like this block of wood was made in the shop, and I think it mounted in some kind of holding device because of the shape of it.
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