Thomas vise question

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Re: Thomas vise question

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CJ,

Thanks for posting the photo. The clamp is in the same place as the hole so you're probably right. The factory probably made the hole as it's really difficult to make such a clean hole in a round rod unless you have a drill press. It sure would seem like a bad idea because it definitely makes a weak spot on the stem.

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Re: Thomas vise question

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I know this is bringing up an old topic but a friend on another board posted some photo's of Thomas Vises and on one of them the head looks like nothing you guys have every posted and on that one he has the thread holder showing in the hole on the stem and it doesn't look like the one that was posted from the Museum.

Wanted to see if you guys could look and provide some more info!!

Thanks Fatman

Thomas Vise I
http://www.jigcraft.com/jigcraft/showth ... p?tid=2951

Thomas Vise II
http://www.jigcraft.com/jigcraft/showth ... p?tid=2952

Thomas Vise III
http://www.jigcraft.com/jigcraft/showth ... p?tid=2953

If it makes it easier I'll have him email me the pics and re-post them.

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Re: Thomas vise question

Post by redietz »

Fatman wrote:
If it makes it easier I'll have him email me the pics and re-post them.

That would probably be good, the pictures aren't showing up for me.
Bob

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Re: Thomas vise question

Post by Fatman »

Ok got the photo's here you go

The Silver one is a Thomas but couldn't figure out if the other one is also???
Image

Thomas Vise 2
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This Thomas is the weird one - The head is WAY different than all the other Thomas vise's but it clearly shows the thread holder in the hole in the stem
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Any info on the third one??? or info on any of the others??

Thanks
Fatman

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Re: Thomas vise question

Post by catskilljohn »

Those are some really interesting pictures, I am glad you put these up! One thing for sure, that hole is certainly for the material clip, and when Narco see these photos, he's going to flip :lol:

I would have to think that vise #3 has a "aftermarket" head on it, something someone modified to fit the stem. With every post I am learning more though, who knows for sure?


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Re: Thomas vise question

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Hey just trying to get some info for a guy on a crappie fishing board. I'd never seen one with that type of head that's why I had him send me the photo's cause I remembered this thread and knew you guys knew about them.

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Re: Thomas vise question

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CJ. I saw that thread holder and I am really Jonsin for it.

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Re: Thomas vise question

Post by Fatman »

Sorry buddy, he's not selling only looking for info. When the flea markets start up again I'll keep my eyes open for one now that I know what it looks like.

CJ - Any way to find out for sure if someone modified the vise head??? You'd think the value of the vise had been messed up with changing it that way.

Fatman

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Re: Thomas vise question

Post by catskilljohn »

Fatman wrote: CJ - Any way to find out for sure if someone modified the vise head??? You'd think the value of the vise had been messed up with changing it that way.
Fatman
I cant say for sure, but it certainly looks like the neck was shortened and the "new" jaws dont even remotely look like Thomas jaws. I dont think value was a concern, these weren't alot of money new anyway, and if a guy could repair one without buying another vise I could see someone doing just that.

I do appreciate you putting these photos up, its interesting to see variations, whether original or not. CJ
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Re: Thomas vise question

Post by Fatman »

Ok gang - sent the folks at Xuron vise a picture of the last thomas vise with the weird head and this is the reply from Larry Kennedy:

Doug it looks like it was modified, probably by the owner. A lot of
them were. By the looks of it they did a good job. The very best,
larry

So while most of the vise is Thomas the head assembly isn't.

Fatman

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