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By sparkler@eircom.net
#875458
Iron Hoarder wrote:Would you just be willing to post better pictures of how the rack is fitted above the cam? Making my own isn't a problem I just need to see how it is supposed to go together.


Here are a couple of photo's I had on my computer - I uploaded to my flickr account for you https://flic.kr/p/nFUAgT and https://flic.kr/p/nFUAgT
This is the short rack from the longer vice placed in the shorter vice. This shorter vice needs a wider rack.
Ill take some better pics of the short rack with measurements and upload to flickr as soon as I get a chance.
I would also like to see some pics and measurements from wizards rack - if you wouldn't mind sharing - A gauged profile of the concave side of the short rack (side that contacts the cam) would be so useful in making a copy.
The little rack is often missing from these vice's as they are just floating on the cam.
Kind regards
Mark
By sparkler@eircom.net
#875459
Here are a couple of photo's I had on my computer - I uploaded to my flickr account for you https://flic.kr/p/nFUAgT and https://flic.kr/p/nFUAgT
This is the short rack from the longer vice placed in the shorter vice. This shorter vice needs a wider rack.
Ill take some better pics of the short rack with measurements and upload to flickr as soon as I get a chance.
I would also like to see some pics and measurements from wizards rack - if you wouldn't mind sharing - A gauged profile of the concave side of the short rack (side that contacts the cam) would be so useful in making a copy.
The little rack is often missing from these vice's as they are just floating on the cam.
Kind regards
Mark
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By Graham Orm
#1122842
wizard wrote:Bought this at a car boot sale today £12.00 works on a cam not a thread, its quick release just push it to the work piece and push the handle down and it tightens and locks. No makers name.


Realise this is an old thread. Do you still have that vice is it for sale?
By DAZB
#1233722
Very sorry to hear that :(
I haven't visited myself for around 3 years but have been a member of the site for over 15 years, life seems to have kept getting in the way but all along i have had an interest in tools and have amassed quite a collection. I really appreciate the craft, workmanship and the history of them and I keep saying I should stop but then I see another piece I want and it has to come home with me. I am hoping to be more regular on here and will try get some pics up of my workshop and some of my stock and projects once I have more time.
By dannyr
#1340138
When I acquired a Syers (pat Wilson Riley) for next to nowt I incorporated it in my v slowly built workbench (it's mine on the excellent smallworkshop site) - very pleased with it, especially as it's about 140 yrs old - this one is rack and cam, with no small part to lose. I have since acquired an Entwisle & Kenyon (US licensed to Massey) patented only a month or so later - not yet fitted to anything - but I should mention that the end of the cast iron knob is broken off. I also found an engineering version of the E&K - in this case it looks like the end of the knob has been walloped out of shape (must have been up-graded to wrought iron, not cast?) --- this shows what these vices are not for -- a very tight grip, eg if bashing metal. But they're really great for a quick grip for most applications.

Why were the hillside towns to the north-west of Bradford such a centre of vice inventing and making?? Riley, E&K in 1870s - and then five years later the big one - Parkinsons (the precursor to all Record, Woden, Para. etc) and at least one more maker - all within view of each other on a clear day.
By Cheshirechappie
#1340154
dannyr wrote:Why were the hillside towns to the north-west of Bradford such a centre of vice inventing and making?? Riley, E&K in 1870s - and then five years later the big one - Parkinsons (the precursor to all Record, Woden, Para. etc) and at least one more maker - all within view of each other on a clear day.


The textile trade.

It created a demand for textile machinery, which created a demand for machine tools and other engineering manufacturing equipment, especially around Keighley and Halifax. There were also several mill engine builders in the area, particularly Bradford, and a lot of other engineering in Leeds. Sheffield wasn't that far away, supplying hand tools.

Had to hold them parts for working on 'em somehow!
By xy mosian
#1340286
dannyr wrote:Why were the hillside towns to the north-west of Bradford such a centre of vice inventing.......

Bradford, and the area, has always been known for some good vices. :) :)
xy
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By Phil Pascoe
#1340293
Mmmm ...... I remember staying in a hotel just off Lumb Lane in 1976. We went up for a friend's wedding. Quite an eye opener for a lad from the backwaters of Cornwall. :D
By xy mosian
#1340296
Ay! When I was a youngster, not long arrived in Bratfud I drove home on evening along Lumb lane, as a short cut you understand. I had a puncture and I recon I beat any F1 crew changing that wheel.
Strangely there used to be quite a lot of student accomodation in the area.
xy