Old vise

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catskilljohn
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Old vise

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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
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wiFlyFisher
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Re: Old vise

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CJ, very, very cool... but how does it exactly clamp the hook? :D

catskilljohn
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Re: Old vise

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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
"Gentlemen,remove your hats,this is it"
"This is where the trout was invented?"
"Oh he existed in a crude,primitive form in Waltons England"
"But this is where they painted spots on him and taught him to swim"

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Re: Old vise

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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.

catskilljohn
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Re: Old vise

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Here it is...

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CJ
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"This is where the trout was invented?"
"Oh he existed in a crude,primitive form in Waltons England"
"But this is where they painted spots on him and taught him to swim"

wiFlyFisher
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Re: Old vise

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CJ, thank you!

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Re: Old vise

Post 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:

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