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  • #16

    Re: Wilton vise (probably vintage based on the part numbers)

    Originally posted by mikeddd View Post
    Very nice,
    Did you paint the letters after with a brush or mask it all off? They look really good which ever way you went.
    I've done it both ways and find either way to be very time consuming.
    not to take away for the lovly job that Steve did but here is a great way to do lettering that is very fast . It does not get to the base of the letters co is really only good on flate top lettering

    http://www.shanewhitlock.com/blog/?p=272
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    • #17

      Re: Wilton vise (probably vintage based on the part numbers)

      Originally posted by jgarrett forsberg View Post

      not to take away for the lovly job that Steve did but here is a great way to do lettering that is very fast . It does not get to the base of the letters co is really only good on flate top lettering

      http://www.shanewhitlock.com/blog/?p=272
      That looks pretty slick. I have to remember that one.
      I've had the best results with an artist brush. But with as many letters as there are in the link you provided I probably would have done it in two or three sessions. I find I start to go bug eyed after starring at those letters for an hour or so.

      Mike @ Buck Lake

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      • #18

        Re: Wilton vise (probably vintage based on the part numbers)

        Originally posted by mikeddd View Post
        Very nice,
        Did you paint the letters after with a brush or mask it all off? They look really good which ever way you went.
        I've done it both ways and find either way to be very time consuming.
        I use a 4" foam roller takes seconds.
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        • #19

          Re: Wilton vise (probably vintage based on the part numbers)

          Well done Steve. That is a serious piece of eye candy to us tool junkies.

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          • #20

            Re: Wilton vise (probably vintage based on the part numbers)

            Got a bit more time in.

            This is how the handle looked before.


            This is the bad end.

            Then we get to this point with some effort on the bad end. Mostly wire wheel work.

            Overall it looked like this before I really went at it.

            Steve The Drill Sergeant
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            • #21

              Re: Wilton vise (probably vintage based on the part numbers)

              After about 1 hr working on it.


              This is the bad end now.
              I was never going to get this thing perfect, I might still make a new one and put removeable ends on it, then I can easily spin the main threaded part in the vase to get it perfect. Still deciding.

              Steve The Drill Sergeant
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              • #22

                Re: Wilton vise (probably vintage based on the part numbers)

                That looks sweet Steve,
                I thought that was called patina. Don't they pay extra for that?
                Mike @ Buck Lake

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                • #23

                  Re: Wilton vise (probably vintage based on the part numbers)

                  Thanks everyone. Ya Mike it's patina and I usually like to get rid of it all.

                  Restoration of machines and tools is actually very easy. Find the time is hard. I probably have 12-20 hours on this vise (never kept track) and I am not yet done. And for sure it has some blemishes that I have thought about fixing, but I won't anymore, I did a few already and will just get this done. Vise jaws made of copper and I will call it quits, lets see how many drill bits I break dilling the copper.



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