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My fathers vise
#1359791 Mon May 11 2020 03:43 PM
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My father gave me his old vise several years ago. It's been sitting in my shed for 3-4 years. I finally pulled it out. It was nearly frozen up, but a few squirts of "loosen juice" freed it up. I'll be tearing it apart, cleaning, and painting it one day soon.

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Re: My fathers vise
Rusty Rod #1359792 Mon May 11 2020 03:48 PM
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That is awesome! I have many of my Grandfather's and Dad's tools. It may seem weird, but even they have been gone a long time I can feel their presence when I'm using them on a job. Thanks for posting this .


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Re: My fathers vise
Rusty Rod #1359800 Mon May 11 2020 05:49 PM
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That's a neat ol' vise! Got a color in mind for it?


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Re: My fathers vise
Rusty Rod #1359841 Mon May 11 2020 08:53 PM
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Cool Jeff, what's the brand name?

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Re: My fathers vise
Rusty Rod #1359871 Tue May 12 2020 01:00 AM
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Using tools from my dad's collection sure brings back great memories of 50+ years ago, brings tears to my eyes. I think of him EVERY day.


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Re: My fathers vise
Rusty Rod #1359886 Tue May 12 2020 02:35 AM
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I have a tool box that Dad bought when he opened his shop in 1945, along with a lot of tools he used throughout over 70 years in the auto repair and teaching business. Every time I use one of them I'm reminded just how lucky I was to learn from him, and the "oldtimers" he hired who were fixing cars back in the 1920's and 30's!
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Re: My fathers vise
Rusty Rod #1359896 Tue May 12 2020 02:56 AM
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I have quite a few of my fathers tools. He is a retired model maker, took maker and wind tunnel tech mostly with Boeing. I always thought that he had nice tools. But what he gave me is mostly very worn out. My step brother got all his new tools. What really puzzles me is that he kept essentially useless tools after buying new ones. At least I know where I get my packrat-ism from.

I'm thinking about painting the vise a special color that my father likes, he calls it "Faded Red Oxide", which is the main color on his 38 Plymouth Coupe that has a ZZ502 under the hood.

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Re: My fathers vise
Rusty Rod #1360073 Wed May 13 2020 03:36 AM
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Nice old Columbian Vise, that should be a family heirloom...pass it down to your kids!

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Rusty Rod #1360095 Wed May 13 2020 11:27 AM
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I lost my father at a young age, he was 43 when he died, I was 18. I have just a few tools of his, a circular saw, a level and a 44oz framing hammer. I have used the hammer a number of times, man that thing is heavy, it still amazes me that he would swing it all day long.


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Re: My fathers vise
Rusty Rod #1360096 Wed May 13 2020 12:17 PM
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I have a bunch of Dad's tools that I still use.
The best one is a "77" F150 he ordered and bought new.
It's in rough shape now and will be passed on to my nephew as grandpa's truck.

Don

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