Something For All You Old Tool Heads

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  1. ElJay370

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    Cool restoration video of an old fractal vice.



    I think I need one of these.
     
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    I would hate to think what a new one would cost if anyone still makes them. A decent fixed straight jaw hobbyists mill vise start at about $200.00 and move into unobtainium very quickly.
     
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    A decent vise is the first shop tool you should get after you install a workbench.
     
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    I agree 100%......the SECOND tool should be a bench grinder, on a stand. You won't believe (unless you already own one) just how useful they are.
     
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    Was a machinist for 25 years, I agree with you both.
     
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    I survived 40 years of woodworking without one...in fact I never ever heard of one until today. It's a cool idea though.
     
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    That was interesting. I had no idea….
     
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    A quick Google search didn’t turn up much of anything. I guess it’s a thing that just isn’t made anymore. The one in the video looks like it’s probably 80 years old.
     
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    That video could be used for ASMR.
     
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    www.fractalvise.com Made for engravers price is “to be announced” but you can put a deposit on one

    Sorry I’m not smart enough to make a hyperlink with my phone
     
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    Hey I made a hyperlink!
     
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    That is cool. With today's cutting technology they ought to not be super expensive, but probably would be...
     
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    Very cool vice! I have never seen one like that!
     
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    There’s files out there to 3D print them.
     
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    Epic vid. I want one.

    Just imagine the man hours that went into making that vice 100 years ago.
     
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    fascinating to watch.... I'm amazed someone thought it all up to make it.... I'd never seen one before either...:confused::D
     
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    “A” vise?

    What do you mean?
    Is that like having “A” toe and “A” finger?
     
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    Well, ya start with one.
     
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    You know; smoking, drinking, cursing-that kinda stuff.
     
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    That is the coolest vise I have ever seen. Added to the list of “someday” tools.
     
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