I picked up a piece of machinery from a shop in Ohio last month, and while I was waiting for the manuals to be printed out, I saw an old bench that was still in use. Naturally that drew my attention, and I took the opportunity to photograph the vices.

The vices had the typical sag, and hadn’t been waxed in more years than anyone could remember, but they were still fully functional. Not bad for 100 years or so of use in a cabinet and furniture shop. . .

I have a few things to mention about the handles as well, but that will be the subject of another post.

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