what is this thing anybody know ??

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ok im sorry if this isint the right spot to post but im new with this site and just wanted to know what this contrapion is and dose lol my feancie picked it up on a auction and id like to know what its called and what tool its for thanks again

-- charles, Iowa,

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-07-2012 11:57 PM

I have not got the slightest idea!! It must go on some machine that has a large shaft that the one on the left clamps onto. the screw clamps look like they hold a piece that is to be machined.. but on what????

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 09-08-2012 12:02 AM

google z vise

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#3 posted 09-08-2012 01:07 AM

It looks like an old Zyliss vise.

-- Shawn DuGay, Wallingford, CT

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#4 posted 09-08-2012 01:19 AM

BigDawn is exactly right. Here's some info about it…

and the main part of it is missing.

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J. Curtis Goforth

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#5 posted 09-08-2012 01:29 AM

It is an old zyliss vice. I have one, they are great!

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#6 posted 09-08-2012 04:17 AM

alright thanks guys for the help tobad its missing the main part to it well i ll keep ahold on to it for some time mabe ill run acrosss one some day

-- charles, Iowa,

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Tom Goodman

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#7 posted 09-08-2012 06:18 AM

I got one in my travel workshop, It comes in handy when I visit my kids or niece. They always got something that needs fixing.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. [email protected]

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#8 posted 09-08-2012 06:52 AM

I think you have parts to the lathe attachment there

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#9 posted 09-08-2012 01:37 PM

What I do not see is the vise which is really what makes the Zyliss so handy. google Zyliss or Z-Vise.

-- Making Sawdust Safely

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#10 posted 09-08-2012 03:47 PM

That’s right. They are accessory attachments to the Zyliss system. But where is the vise. I hope you have it so you can use all those attachments. I bought a set about 20 yrs ago – still works fine – finding new uses for it regularly. Then I found parts like yours at a garage sale. Great vise!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#11 posted 09-08-2012 07:17 PM

Well, the first obvious thing I haven’t seen anyone mention is that you have an AWESOME fiancee, to be on the lookout for tools for you. Congrats!

As for the vice, make a saved search on eBay for (z-vise, z vise), and have the results e-mailed to you. It’s a great way to keep on top of eBay auctions, and might help you find the other pieces.

I found this – – but I am not sure it applies to you vise. Maybe it’s for a later version of it.

Anyway, congrats!

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#12 posted 09-08-2012 08:43 PM

I have no idea,but you should marry that woman !!!!....she is a keeper !!

-- the dumbest question is the one you dont ask !!

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#13 posted 09-08-2012 10:28 PM video for you : )

Zyliss vise accessories… go and buy the main vise and you will be set for life !
Mine is over 20 years old and still functioning as brand new : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#14 posted 09-09-2012 05:58 PM

IIR, I didnt have fiancee, until after proposing….......

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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