Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Extremism in defense of your (welding) is a good vise

to paraphrase Barry Goldwater.

Archival review, cont'd

Something else surfaces, this time in the garage. A heavy-duty vise we mounted to a welded stand for use in our weathervane business. Early 1980s. A truck tire rim is the base, notches cut into angle iron, all very poundable and strong. Note the anvil end at top. Many objects were formed on this defendable vise. Some people would pay good money just to have this device as a piece of sculpture in itself. NFS.

Behind us stands a flying unicorn for a Victorian turret job we had. Cutting scrap iron gathered in junk yards was a powerful experience.............