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bugbear

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Yesterday I found one of these:

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I found one before, 5 years ago. It's not quite as exotic as my flintlock mainspring vice, but it's pretty unusual.

And now I have two(*)!

BugBear

(*) which is two more than I need.
 

AndyT

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I like that a lot - can I join the waiting list for the next one you find?
 

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Is there any utilitarian purpose to the holes and slits on the thumbscrew? Would it have been attached to a cord and carried about? I do agree that it is very pleasingly decorative with those sweetly filed curves.
 

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AndyT":2yvczu42 said:
Is there any utilitarian purpose to the holes and slits on the thumbscrew?

I don't know.

AndyT":2yvczu42 said:
Would it have been attached to a cord and carried about? I do agree that it is very pleasingly decorative with those sweetly filed curves.

Don't get me started - I've got "some" dividers, calipers, hand vices etc that are gorgeous, in the same filed and chamfered way.

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