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On 4/29/2019 at 4:41 PM, Steel Shank said:

I have my grandfather's. One of my son's will get it eventually.
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Congrats, that anvil is badass. I keep hoping to find one at a garage sale, not having any luck.

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16 hours ago, Dewey said:

Anvil talk got me curious, I dont have one, my vises are enough for me, the work I do is mostly woodwork. Did some shopping around and have a friend with a birthday coming in the next week or two. He's more on the mechanic side, metal on metal violence, and a proper anvil is expensive, so I got him this here. Hell I might get me one as well, I like how it can be used as a guide/rest (see Steels video)be239301fc495404b00a6a90e2eeba77.jpg

I think these are pretty useful. Inexpensive, portable, effective.

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I think these are pretty useful. Inexpensive, portable, effective.
Exactly, and it's a simple, multi functional tool, nothing better than that.

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Everyone likes to get some old vise and restore it but I wouldn't. Do some googling on ductile iron and vises. The DI is much stronger than cast iron, like double. It's only been around since the 1940s.

I went with this Yost.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E8ITETS/

If you can wait, Amazon usually runs a big sale on Yost once or twice a year. I paid $120 in early December.

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Cast iron is certainly more than strong enough for all the old vises still around and in perfectly good order. Won't fault anybody for buying new. I'd just rather go older.

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Won't fault anybody for buying new. I'd just rather go older.


Does this apply to snatch and ice cold Bud Light?

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Saw an anvil for sale on Facebook for $400. It’s in Jacksonville if any of y’all were looking.


Will it fit in the USPS Flat Rate Box?

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3 minutes ago, Steel Shank said:

Nicely done. I think I will have a beverage in your honor. Maybe two.

U sir are a scholar and fine gentleman. 

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7 minutes ago, Steel Shank said:

Nicely done. I think I will have a beverage in your honor. Maybe two.

Just to let u know dickhead thats 220 in the corner. 

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Looks at picture, immediately has OCD flare up....   you sure that particle board is gonna hold?  

I'm vexed

/true detective 

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Looks at picture, immediately has OCD flare up....   you sure that particle board is gonna hold?  
I'm vexed
/true detective 
Thats not standard ol particle board. Heavy duty shit used as floor decking. Menonites helped build it. Gonna out last me.
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It's not my style for a work bench, but theres certainly nothing wrong with an osb worktop of that kind. Its water resistant, believe it or not, even the edges... it's good stuff, heavy as fuck.

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23 minutes ago, Loco said:

how much cheaper was it than 3/4 plywood?   $10???

Have to go back and check the receipt but pretty sure this stuff is more expensive than plywwod but dont hold me to it.

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topper sure...  flooring is made to resist load from one direction.  That vise will put a rotating force on the corner of a material made to only stop stuff from pushing straight down.  I'm sure it'll work and that's cool.  I'd be worried about my toes.

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3 minutes ago, Errestaurants said:

My work bench is made to drink beer around and talk shit not to do any actual work. 

 

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9 hours ago, Errestaurants said:

My work bench is made to drink beer around and talk shit not to do any actual work. 

palabra 

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9 hours ago, Errestaurants said:

My work bench is made to drink beer around and talk shit not to do any actual work. 

Errstaurants: Hold my beer while I reenact this kickass story from my high school days.

Wilton bench vise: OK

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1 hour ago, Steel Shank said:

Errstaurants: Hold my beer while I reenact this kickass story from my high school days.

Wilton bench vise: OK

Sounds about right

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I'd go with 4x4 legs, my top would be a glue-up 2x12. Would keep in mind where the vise goes, position of the work surface. Then I would drill holes on the work top for my bench dogs, I'm not a fan of pegboard, but it does serve a purpose, some throw plywood up instead, then throw screws or nails wherever you like to hang whatever you want.

For me, I want a strong work surface, I'm going to spill glue and epoxies on it. I'm going to clamp things to it, hammer on it, so a nice looking surface isnt where I'm going.

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Posted this in my barn thread but since we've been talking about work benches. Here is my finished work table.c8674e3deaba119b3f1a1da94640f3b3.jpg0193833a265264462a71e0e6eba4d6b5.jpg460566557b61110491b40b78688bd98d.jpg794798c8cd72e249e8eb9607ec6d8d39.jpg03370e659246ef2c53c7c3454b9936b5.jpg041fbdb45b54afdae7c1510eb516f139.jpgc4c6e97393156d8d10d5ab42612f5f38.jpg96bf317f1939818bee7287ed1ee8afd1.jpg2f8cfb86cdd6e22157111845377cf038.jpg

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