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The_Yellow_Ardvark

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This vice was a recent item I acquired. It is a solid cast item.



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Each bolt and nut are hand made. This means each need a spanner to fit and they can not be mixed up. They will not fit.

Lucky, when it was made each item was stamped.


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To de-rust I stripped it down and placed it in Citric acid for a week.


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The red oxide now converted to Black oxide/


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Being a casting it is porous. So it needs to be baked or heated to draw out the moisture. This shot shows a porous par, casting flaw, weeping.
Plus a bit of flash rust growing.


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This will get heat into the metal. When the parts are hot I apply a mix of Linseed oil and bee's wax.


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Slowly getting there.


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Theses cast iron thread rivets (RHS)are heated to dull red, fitted and the nuts fitted.
The LHS fixings are C/Sunk thread Rivets.



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They have failed, so they were welded into place to fix them.




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