Leg vise repair and stand

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Buddy gave me a pinkish leg 5" leg vice, not working, missing the spring that aids the jaws in opening up as the screw is released.

So I forged a new spring from a truck leaf spring, took the screw apart, cleaned and greased it. Went to my neighborhood scrap yard and found some 1" plate,a 3/8" wall 4"x4" square tube, and a chunk of 6" channel.

Some forge work, cutting, welding, and heavy lifting and bam!!!! another handy leg vice for the Smithy!!!!!  Paint will be coming soon!!!!