A jig/vise for the Hot Shop

EdCaffreyMS

"The Montana Bladesmith"
I've used this device in the shop for a long time, but never thought it was worth sharing until a fellow Bladesmith was in the shop yesterday, saw it, and inquired about what it was.....

It's vise I built as a holding device for 4-ways, or for situations where I wanted to assemble/hold things for MIG welding, prior to forging into a square.

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It can also take you mind into new directions as far as how you stack steel for damascus.....
the next image is the beginnings of my "Celtic Knot" pattern

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Most folks can reverse engineer it and build one, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask!
 
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