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Old 03-23-2010, 09:38 PM   #21
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why not just cut the acme thread back to the non threaded section?
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:42 PM   #22
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It's hard to type out clearly what I want to do, but yes I think you have the right idea. Cut the old one off in the non threaded part and weld about a 22" long threaded piece back on. That way I won't have to worry about matching the threads up in the middle.
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:49 PM   #23
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Made some progress on the table recently. It's hard to do anything in the work shop right now since I live an hour away from it. I love this table though. It is built so solidly and has so much character.

My dad "fixed" the leg on the right. It was very slightly rotten at the very bottom where it has been sitting in water on and off for the last however many decades. Thankfully, everything else is nice and solid still.

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One bad lad of a table.

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The top has had water sitting on it for a very long time, so it had a ton of rusty scaliness on top. This is before using a wire wheel on it. After the wire wheel, it is still bumpy, but its kinda cool actually. The cut out in the top right corner is the rightful resting place of Behemoth.

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Old 04-25-2010, 09:16 PM   #24
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McMaster has both left and right handed threaded rod in 1.375" 4tpi. http://www.mcmaster.com/#acme-thread...-studs/=6tkwc5 .
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:20 PM   #25
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McMaster has both left and right handed threaded rod in 1.375" 4tpi. http://www.mcmaster.com/#acme-thread...-studs/=6tkwc5 .
How about that! Thanks! I'll have to order some of that. The fabricating people never did get back to me, so I haven't been able to make any progress.
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:55 PM   #26
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I made a breakthrough yesterday! I saw this vise:

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And it looks completely identical to mine. I had never seen one of 100 series of Columbians before, but they are "heavy chipping vises". Then what made my day was this picture:

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Notice the "Cat. No. 108". Now look at mine:

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I had always assumed that it read "Pat. No. 108 1/2". BUT, I broke off the little bits of welding slag and it actually says "Cat. No. 108 1/2"!! So there we have it folks. My little Behemoth is a Columbian.

The grey one actually has 8.5" jaws and is No. 108 and mine has 8" jaws and is No. 108 1/2. I can't really explain that, but Columbian probably just screwed around with the numbers some.
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:08 PM   #27
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Sweet jesus is that a forklift in the background. ANy more pictures of this one to get a sense of scale?
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:17 PM   #28
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Sweet jesus is that a forklift in the background. ANy more pictures of this one to get a sense of scale?
Wow, no shit he wasn't kidding... this is one huge-ass vise.


As for the treatment it recieved prior, I want to give someone a nice slap in the face for abusing a good tool like that.
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:16 PM   #29
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Wow... my 6" Columbian weighed in at 93 lbs. I wouldn't want to lug your monster vise around!


Enjoy that sucker, you'll wonder what you did without it!

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Old 05-11-2010, 03:06 PM   #30
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Yes that is a forklift! I wish I had a picture that would give better scale, but I don't unfortunately. Sorry.
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:32 PM   #31
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:32 PM   #32
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I see a big problem. I would be suprised if that vise were cast iron. More like cast steel and would be concerned with that crack repair holding if welded with nickel rod for cast iron. Not trying to poop on your party but thought it was something that is a real issue.
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:49 PM   #33
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I see a big problem. I would be suprised if that vise were cast iron. More like cast steel and would be concerned with that crack repair holding if welded with nickel rod for cast iron. Not trying to poop on your party but thought it was something that is a real issue.
That would be kinda funny if it were cast steel and it was welded with nickel rod, but I'm sure it's ductile iron.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:46 PM   #34
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That would be kinda funny if it were cast steel and it was welded with nickel rod, but I'm sure it's ductile iron.
Looks like it may have been around longer than ductile iron has.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:20 AM   #35
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You're right about the ductile iron; I just found out that it wasn't invented until 1949. However, there are still all different kinds of cast iron. I admit that you had me doubting, but I just hit it with the grinder and it sparks red so it's definitely some sort of cast iron. Now that I think about it, my brother told me that he and his welding instructor did the same thing before they welded on it.

I really appreciate you bringing it up though. The reason I posted it in the first place is to get exactly that kind of feedback. Thanks!
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:38 AM   #36
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This is friggin awesome. I'm glad you didn't scrap it and are willing to put the necessary time in to ressurect this thing. Can't wait to see it in it's former glory!
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:49 PM   #37
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Well, if your'e gonna have a vice in life........................


Nice vise.
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Where you at with this one?
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Actually I've just recently made a little progress on the handle but haven't had time to upload the pictures and stuff. Too busy! Basically though, I bought a broken 8'' Morgan vise and am going to transplant the whole screw and nut. More detailed plans will come later.
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