Author Topic: Craftsman vise  (Read 966 times)

Offline BossH0G

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2017
  • Posts: 23
  • location: Hixton Wisconsin
Craftsman vise
« on: August 13, 2017, 01:16:26 AM »
I'm going to try my best to save it, i'm going to try electrolysis.  headscratch

Offline brslk

  • Can use hammer
  • *********
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 9407
  • location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Lackey and general stooge.
Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 01:20:48 AM »
That looks like it spent some time under water. Keep us posted on this. I'm interested to see how it turns out.
I'm always interested in de-rusting things. Seems every used tool I buy has rust on it.
I'm just a guy in a garage with some tools...

Bruce.

Offline slip knot

  • Hunt and peck king
  • ********
  • Join Date: Apr 2012
  • Posts: 4458
  • location: Texas gulf coast
Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 12:46:34 PM »
that doesn't look too bad. electrolysis should work good on it. thumbsup2
Started with nothing and still have most of it left.

When did the American Dream become an entitlement program?

Offline BossH0G

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2017
  • Posts: 23
  • location: Hixton Wisconsin
Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 07:28:14 PM »
I wonder should I change out the solution every couple days.  headscratch

Offline brslk

  • Can use hammer
  • *********
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 9407
  • location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Lackey and general stooge.
Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 09:15:23 PM »
Isn't there a thread here somewhere about electrolysis?
I'm just a guy in a garage with some tools...

Bruce.

Offline slip knot

  • Hunt and peck king
  • ********
  • Join Date: Apr 2012
  • Posts: 4458
  • location: Texas gulf coast
Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 09:53:10 PM »
Isn't there a thread here somewhere about electrolysis?

yeah, one of the stickys IIRC.

And no you don't need to change the solution. I've used it for months at a stretch. as long as its bubbling its working. thumbsup2
Started with nothing and still have most of it left.

When did the American Dream become an entitlement program?

Offline brslk

  • Can use hammer
  • *********
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 9407
  • location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Lackey and general stooge.
Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 10:35:30 PM »
Isn't there a thread here somewhere about electrolysis?

yeah, one of the stickys IIRC.

And no you don't need to change the solution. I've used it for months at a stretch. as long as its bubbling its working. thumbsup2

Heck, I only change the bathwater once every couple of months. I just break out the grinder every couple of weeks to get rid of the ring around the tub.
I'm just a guy in a garage with some tools...

Bruce.

Offline goodfellow

  • RestroLibrarian
  • Knows nut from bolt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 12384
  • location: Northern Virginia
Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 11:00:47 PM »
Hook up more steel electrodes (anodes) evenly spaced around the perimeter of the bucket -- more coverage and you get faster more even results.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2017, 11:04:27 PM by goodfellow »

Offline BossH0G

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2017
  • Posts: 23
  • location: Hixton Wisconsin
Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2017, 12:22:03 AM »
Thanks good fellow I greatly appreciate it  beerdude   Ok I'm thinking 3/8 rebar in each corner. Ok ingot an idea, I'll redesign and post new pictures.  >:D

Offline goodfellow

  • RestroLibrarian
  • Knows nut from bolt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 12384
  • location: Northern Virginia
Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2017, 10:22:54 AM »
Just so happens that the GJ has a very detailed "How-To" on this subject. I usually don't link to anything over there, but this is a good post and provides great insight.

https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=154196

Offline BossH0G

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2017
  • Posts: 23
  • location: Hixton Wisconsin
Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2017, 07:42:07 PM »
Thanks good fellow your help is greatly appreciate. I got rid of that old stove grate and added two rods, big improvement, so now I'm going to add four more rods, one in each corner and one in the center on each side. I'll post pictures of that when that's done.   beerdude

Offline brslk

  • Can use hammer
  • *********
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 9407
  • location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Lackey and general stooge.
Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2017, 07:42:42 PM »
Just so happens that the GJ has a very detailed "How-To" on this subject. I usually don't link to anything over there, but this is a good post and provides great insight.

https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=154196

Perfect. Instructions so clear that even a simpleton like me can do it. Thanks Ray.
I'm just a guy in a garage with some tools...

Bruce.

Offline Uncle Buck

  • Site Owner/ Founding Spammer
  • Administrator
  • Knows nut from bolt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 12592
  • location: Kansas-Flyover Country!
  • The name of my small shop is the Skunkworks!
Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2017, 07:43:33 PM »
Just so happens that the GJ has a very detailed "How-To" on this subject. I usually don't link to anything over there, but this is a good post and provides great insight.

https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=154196

Heck, when the content is good I am all for linking to them!  ;)
You boys better hold on cause i'm gonna have to stand on it!

NEED A 1/2" BONNEY STREAMLINE COMBINATION AND ANY OVER 13/16" TOO!



Andrew Jackson quote: But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.

Offline BossH0G

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2017
  • Posts: 23
  • location: Hixton Wisconsin
Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2017, 10:49:02 PM »
Hi all, well there was a few comments about this being another electrolysis thread there's more on electrolysis somewhere else's so I thought i would skip the rest of the electrolysis process of Making it Purdy. With that being said I have had great success with the electrolysis and got it freed up and mostly disassembled except for the swivel base lock nut.  8)    once I have the lock nut removed I will move on to the cabinet blaster for some good ol bead blasting.

Offline BossH0G

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2017
  • Posts: 23
  • location: Hixton Wisconsin
Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2017, 07:28:22 PM »
Almost finished just a few miscellaneous details jaw screws, e clip for the vise screw and the lock nut handle assembly.  beerdude

The Garage Gazette

Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2017, 07:28:22 PM »

Tags: