Big Barn’s Retirement Farm Shop

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That ball peen hammer has a privileged place.
 
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I'd walk by it, bump in out of the bracket, and it'd land on my foot. By the fourth or fifth time I'd find a smaller hammer for the cart.
 
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I'd walk by it, bump in out of the bracket, and it'd land on my foot. By the fourth or fifth time I'd find a smaller hammer for the cart.
What I often wear for a quick shop task... flip flops... what I should wear... steel toed shoes. At least something that arrests the grinding sparks! o_O Let alone a 20+lb ball peen!
 
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What I often wear for a quick shop task... flip flops...

In our typical weather you could consider flippers.
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I picked up few things on the weekend. This little $25 made in England vise from the 1950’s cleaned up really nicely ..

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The same fellow I got the vise from had this little railroad track anvil for $20.

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I spent about a half hour with the wire brush and grinding wheel to get it into presentable shape.


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Nice, what size jaws are on that $25 beauty?
 
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Nice, what size jaws are on that $25 beauty?

3” jaws and 3” opening. The jaw serrations were like new.

Incredibly smooth tight operation. And heavy weight to size ratio.
 
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Nice, what do you use to clean up the vise?
 
 
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