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I recently found a Maple workbench at an auction. There is no brand name identification to be found on it. I would guess it to be 25-30 years old. I also bought several tools, which all have serial #'s indicating each to have been manufactured in the 1985-86 range.

Looking over the auction goods, I saw an odd looking part, which I didn't know what it was. It sold in a box of misc., and is long gone. When I got to my shop and was unloading the very heavy workbench, I noticed it was missing a part on the underneath side. It is part of one of the two attached vises. Yes, you've got the picture..........The odd part I saw, belonged to my workbench. :oops:

I'm wondering about the possibility of me posting a picture of the workbench, and someone being able to identify the brand of the table, so that I might be able to locate a replacement part.

Any workbench specialists reading this, please respond.

Thanks.

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Thankfully, I caught someone's attention. When I decided to post this last night, I was ten miles from my shop, and the workbench. I'll get a photo of it today, along with a photo of the missing piece.

I appreciate your interest in helping me. :thumbsup:
 

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Auctions I attend are real good about keeping records and naming sale items, even miscellaneous boxes. If your auction company has receipts and will allow you to look at them you may be successful in locating the part and it may not be all that far away.
 

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firemedic,

I went back to the shop today, measured and took pictures of the Maple workbench. The bench measures 36 1/2" wide x 86" long. It has two vises. The part I'm missing, is shown in the photo.

SandburRanch, This auction was like no other, and the auction company could not get everything that belonged together, in one place. The receipt tickets say: Box of tools, and such descriptions as that. It was an awful mess. There was a Delta Unisaw which had no fence. I spotted an unopened box off in the distance which had a Delta label on it, opened the box.........Brand new fence. I bought the fence for $4. Later the saw sold, and I was the high bidder at $30. The auctioneer proclaimed, "Good buy on that one." I winked at him and proceeded to buy a shaper and combination disc/belt sander for $45 and $55.
 

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cey146 said:
There was a Delta Unisaw which had no fence. I spotted an unopened box off in the distance which had a Delta label on it, opened the box.........Brand new fence. I bought the fence for $4. Later the saw sold, and I was the high bidder at $30. The auctioneer proclaimed, "Good buy on that one." I winked at him and proceeded to buy a shaper and combination disc/belt sander for $45 and $55.

I hate you....not in a personal way...just a you suck type of hate.
 

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Laughing!

The "deal" I got on my Uni doesn't look so good anymore.

Thanks alot pal!

Kidding aside I'm very happy for you!
 

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It was indeed a strange day at the auction. I've not taken any pictures of the saw, yet. The bolts and spacers which hold the fence support onto the table were not with the saw. The bolts are not available any longer, and I'm having a machinist craft the required parts for me.

Wondering.......are the photos of the workbench visible? I'm new on this site, and not sure I got them posted. They do not show up on my end, here.

Thanks for the responses, and the kind humor.
 

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I will again attempt to post the pictures of the original intent of my post. If I fail, can someone please advise me what I might be doing incorrectly? Thanks
 

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I will again attempt to post the pictures of the original intent of my post. If I fail, can someone please advise me what I might be doing incorrectly? Thanks
Hey not trying to be a smart*** but after you pick your photos did you hit the upload button. I know I missed it at first because the window was so small.

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Bob,

You are the winner! I didn't hit the upload, because I didn't see one. I was working from the minimized screen. After going to maximum screen, I readily saw it. Thanks for helping!

Again, the original reason for this post, was to seek help in identifying the manufacturer of the vise hardware. I have found a small sticker on one, it reads: Made in Canada. How could this sticker still be on there, if the bench is as old as I believe it to be? Maybe it was only used as a catch all...........
 

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I'm just guessing (because of the color) that it might be a Record vise. But they were usually stamped made in England or Record. At least the ones I've seen.

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ok, so that I understand... you want to build a vice with replacement parts and all you have is the cast base - correct?

It's not worth doing. You are better off selling it on ebay for $5 and putting that towards another vise if you need it. The likelihood of finding parts (regardless of maker) and the time it would take is simply not worth it in my opinion.

...but that's my opinion, and some people have a LOT more time and patience than I do...
 

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firemedic,

I'm just wanting to find the piece shown in the photo, or buy a complete vise, just like it.

Bob, I too thought it might be a Record, as it matches the color of another vise I have.

I spotted a Grizzly on one site that looks very similar.
 

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The only thing that I can think of doing is take apart the 2 vises you have to see if there are any markings on them. It might be on the back side where the wood jaw is attached. Good luck

Bob
 
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