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Forum topic by SMP posted 10-17-2020 11:34 PM 559 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-17-2020 11:34 PM

What is the tool Roy starts using around 15:30ish? I am trying to make his pinch rods. He calls it a wrench but it looks more like a mini vise. Tried googling and looking on ebay etc but not sure the right words to put in my searches. Any idea?

https://www.pbs.org/video/woodwrights-shop-pinch-rods-and-squeezy-blocks/


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#1 posted 10-18-2020 01:05 AM

Is it one of these?
Richards MFG Co Wizard wrench (1st post so not sure if I can put a link here, but try googleing that)

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#2 posted 10-18-2020 03:05 AM

Awesome yeah thats it! Thanks

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#3 posted 10-18-2020 03:40 AM

It is some small machinists vise. Why he calls it a wrench?

Today they are mostly junk, and look a lot like this with their aluminum and plastic parts.

HF has something similar, at least it’s metal

You can make one via this You tube that looks like. Actually a lot of makers with a version if you are into rolling your own.

Or EBay your way to one, probably not as cool as Uncle Roy’s though.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 10-18-2020 04:05 AM



It is some small machinists vise. Why he calls it a wrench?

Today they are mostly junk, and look a lot like this with their aluminum and plastic parts.

HF has something similar, at least it s metal

- therealSteveN

You know, i actually have one of those HF drill press vises in a cabinet, i can probably use that. Thanks for reminding me i had it! Lol

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#5 posted 10-18-2020 01:13 PM

It looks a lot like a Richards Mfg. Co. “Wizard” Ratcheting Wrench. See about a third of the way down this page: https://www.antiqbuyer.com/past-sale-archives/farm/wrench.htm

“Richards Mfg. Co. “Wizard” Ratcheting Wrench Joeseph Noyer of WA was granted two different patents for this design wrench. This is the earlier and far rarer 1904 model patent # 777,389. The second patent was granted in 1907. An oddball design to tighten railroad track bolts. This looks different from the patent drawing for the first model and was probably redesigned to open up the appeal. Nice & Different!!

You’re probably unlikely to find one, but a drill vise should work, or I bet you could figure out how to do it with a regular adjustable wrench.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#6 posted 10-18-2020 04:21 PM

I want one. I have no idea what I would use it for, but I want one.

Wayne

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#7 posted 10-18-2020 04:52 PM

I didn’t watch the video but I looked at the link above. A jeweler’s pin vise may be similar in some respects.

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#8 posted 10-18-2020 05:09 PM

Sorry, I skipped right by the first post by jpOkie that already identified it. Gotta read more carefully.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#9 posted 10-19-2020 12:14 PM

Interesting little gizmo. Kind of like a monkey wrench, a ratchet and a self-centering vise all had a baby :-) Another item on the ebay/junk store watchlist…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#10 posted 10-19-2020 03:00 PM



Interesting little gizmo. Kind of like a monkey wrench, a ratchet and a self-centering vise all had a baby :-) Another item on the ebay/junk store watchlist…

- HokieKen

Yeah its kind of like a crescent wrench head mounted in a pin vise. I saw some one ebay, but i don’t want one for collector prices lol. If I saw one for $20 somewhere i’d probably grab it though just for fun.

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