+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts
    7,291
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Sam's hobo nickel vise

    Ron showed us his excellent hobo nickel vise so I thought I'd share mine which was made by Jack Graves. Jack's a tool & die maker and when I saw this vise I was blown away. Tightening the allen screw on the bottom draws the precision collet in and tightens it securely around the nickel. The collet has a slot and a guide pin in the side of the holder prevents the collet from spinning as it's tightened. It's massive, heavy, and made with toolroom precision.

    hobo_nickel_vise.jpg

    Join me on Facebook


    Instagram


  2. Likes JOSIAH HANLEY liked this post
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    washington, pa
    Posts
    5,995
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    sam : does this gent sell these to other folks?if so, i'd like to contact him.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts
    7,291
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I don't think so, monk. He's retired from the tool & die shop where he made them.

    Join me on Facebook


    Instagram


  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    38
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    That looks like a collet for a machine lathe mounted in a cylinder of metal. A machineist could make you one. Just show him a picture and he will know what to do.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts
    7,291
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    The features I especially like are that the coin rests above the edges of the collet and the fixture's shoulders are tapered downward. This makes for unobstructed engraving, finishing, stoning, etc.

    Join me on Facebook


    Instagram


  7. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Hindsville,Arkansas
    Posts
    27
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Looks like a set of 5C collet block chucks would work great you get 2 blocks one 4 sides and one 6 sides from most tool supply or ebay for about $40.00 and a 5C 3/4" collet for about $5.00 if you have a lathe or a friend that has one turn the 3/4" collet top edge to fit the coin.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Grand Forks, ND
    Posts
    1,227
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I don't know for sure if I'm allowed to say this ... but, you can buy a really nice nickle holder for $39.00 on the "other forum". They are readily available and the price isn't out of line.

    "Doc" - Neal L. Martin

    "Never start vast projects with half-vast ideas." / "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." / "Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig."

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts
    7,291
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DakotaDocMartin View Post
    I don't know for sure if I'm allowed to say this ... but, you can buy a really nice nickle holder for $39.00 on the "other forum". They are readily available and the price isn't out of line.


    There are no prohibitions of mentioning Lindsay or any other tool brands here, and I have no idea why people think they have to tip-toe or be so cautious. I can only assume it's because of the absurd tool wars of the past or the fact that the Benevolent Dictator is a GRS tool freak who's been proudly teaching at their training center for 13 years.

    Oh, and that looks like an excellent nickel holder.

    Join me on Facebook


    Instagram


  10. Likes Artemiss liked this post
  11. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    801
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    What tool war would you be referring to. I've not seen any dead bodies in Reno. Some of us do engrave guns. I would term it more an interesting conversation.
    Our Benevolentt Dictator has always been a most graciouss host and teacher.

    Jim
    I never get tired of talking, joking, arguing, discussing, a subject that holds our attention most of the day. Engraving.

    Jim Zimmermn
    Hand Engraving Canada ~-~-~-www.handengravingcanada.com

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    southern California
    Posts
    1,011
    Post Thanks / Like

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts


Lettering for Hand Engravers


Lee Griffiths


BPE


Knife Treasures

Cafe page views since 18-Nov-2006.