Well I was given a piece of Canadian history it appears, by one of my very first Canadian friends. His Dad used to do woodworking and he had a whole shop once upon a time. He had kept the vise and decided that my shop and me would be the best place to have it preserved.
Its a Richards Wilcox vise made in London (Ontario I guess) (Arts town) patented in 1913.
So I used the good old Evapo Rust to clean it up and boy it did a nice job. All without scouring.
Now i intend to shine it up and paint it. So I have been thinking given the national colors are red and white and I dont really care for white I thought i would paint it red where it should be painted.
Wish I could find some history on it. Hey Bill Lantry maybe you could help me out with one of your great search methods, I have tried the obvious that is name of the vise and woodworkers bench vice etc with the name.
Anyhow to involve ya all in this painting decision i thought a poll would be in order. I dont promise to follow the outcome but sure would be interested to have your input.
Oh an another thing can you give me some advice on how to finish it. I have the rust off and its bare at present. Where should i go from here with rattle can type spray products?
Here are the pictures of my new piece of history that i being sentimental will cherish for the rest of my life.
Meant to add a note to Stu this is to make you homesick. (LOL)
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