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Forum topic by JohnMcClure posted 11-27-2018 12:36 AM 693 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JohnMcClure

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11-27-2018 12:36 AM

Found this in a local antique shop. Not priced.
Anyone want it? What’s it worth? No nut.
Screw looks good. Chop looks like well used pine.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail


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#1 posted 11-27-2018 01:56 AM

No clue on its value but if u could make a nut for it then it would be fairly useful for a woodworkers bench.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#2 posted 11-27-2018 02:47 AM

Checked benchcrafted and their hardware kit is in the $200 range! So assuming a nut is doable, this could be valuable. But not to me, I don’t need one! I am happy with my big eclipse QR.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#3 posted 11-27-2018 02:54 AM



Checked benchcrafted and their hardware kit is in the $200 range! So assuming a nut is doable, this could be valuable. But not to me, I don t need one! I am happy with my big eclipse QR.

- JohnMcClure

You should really compare it more to something like this:

http://www.leevalley.com/us/Wood/page.aspx?p=41664&cat=1,41659

Benchcrafted stuff is specialty hardware that is way nicer than what you have.

For the nut, it’s probably an ACME thread. Try to look for a nut on McMaster.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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JohnMcClure

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#4 posted 11-27-2018 12:12 PM

Thanks, didn’t know these were so easily available. Knowing this, the antique dealer will probably overprice it at $40 or $50, it will sit in the store for a year until someone buys it, spray paints it white, and hangs it on their living room wall as-is for a “farmhouse” look.

You should really compare it more to something like this:

http://www.leevalley.com/us/Wood/page.aspx?p=41664&cat=1,41659

Benchcrafted stuff is specialty hardware that is way nicer than what you have.

For the nut, it s probably an ACME thread. Try to look for a nut on McMaster.

- jmartel


-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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LittleShaver

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#5 posted 11-27-2018 06:27 PM

I picked up a leg vise screw and nut at a flea market for $15. It sat around the house for about 5 years until I finally built a Moravian Bench. Nearly the best $15 I ever spent at a flea.

-- Sawdust Maker

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#6 posted 11-28-2018 06:14 PM

Looks pretty similar to the Yost screw I paid $35 for on Amazon.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/332505

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