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Old vise

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:45 pm
by catskilljohn
I have been forever looking for an Art Flick type vise, and although this one isn't the same as his, it works on the same principal and has a nice vintage charm. I just got it tonight, and after a light cleaning to get the scale off, I clamped a hook in it and was happy to see it holds tight. Its really a nicely machined piece, and while my HL Leonard vise will always be my favorite, this one is far better as a tying tool.

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CJ

Re: Old vise

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:05 pm
by wiFlyFisher
CJ, very, very cool... but how does it exactly clamp the hook? :D

Re: Old vise

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:32 pm
by catskilljohn
That lever on the left has a ramp that moves against an adjustable screw, as you push it down it closes the jaws. For an old piece, it actually holds better than my Renzetti traveler. I just tyed an Atherton #2 on it, it works great. CJ

Re: Old vise

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:36 pm
by wiFlyFisher
catskilljohn wrote:That lever on the left has a ramp that moves against an adjustable screw, as you push it down it closes the jaws. For an old piece, it actually holds better than my Renzetti traveler. I just tyed an Atherton #2 on it, it works great. CJ
CJ, i would love to see a close up of the ramp that moves against an adjustable screw from the other side of the vise. It looks simple but obviously as you say works so effectively.

Re: Old vise

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:40 pm
by catskilljohn
Here it is...

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CJ

Re: Old vise

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:57 am
by wiFlyFisher
CJ, thank you!

Re: Old vise

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:21 pm
by Fatman
Hey CJ,

If you dont' need that box of hooks I'd be more than happy to take them off your hands!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen: