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  1. #1
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    Default L. W. Gery Ball Vise "The Rex" (circa late 1800's, early 1900's)

    So, I found a vintage ball vise, and it looks like it will clean up to a pretty good working vise. It was made in Cincinnati, and designed by L.W. Gery of New Orleans. I got it for under $100. It weighs just under 20 lbs. Anyone use one? This one is going to be what I work with for starting out.
    Last edited by GraverConsequenses; 01-19-2017 at 07:59 PM.

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    I have a rex, good vise. A little beat up when I got it.
    Made new top jaws and it works fine.
    $100 YOU GOT A STEAL.

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    Guys, I have only part of a REX. Wondering if you guys could help me out with details?
    All I have is the two halves of the ball.

    I need dimensions for the false jaws (risers) and the top jaws, so I can make them.
    I’d also like details of the leather doughnut and wood base if you have them.

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