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Old 24-05-2017, 11:31 AM
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Default Fishing for Heros charity Vice

ALL TICKETS NOW SOLD THANK YOU!


Hello all. I'm putting this up now to get the ball rolling, and start to get some numbers allocated to the people that have expressed their interest in purchasing tickets. When the base is complete in a few days I'll update the pics.

The proceeds from the raffle are to be donated to Support For Military Veterans | Fly Fishing Courses | Fishing For Heroes, a very worthwhile cause. I personally wouldn't have the balls to go and risk getting blown up or shot, let alone be able to deal with the mental aftermath of being in action- which is the main drive of this charity.

I have raised the number of tickets for sale to 400, this will hopefully raise a nice round number of 1k. Numbers 401-440 are reserved for the entrants of the fundraising match for Fishing For Heroes at Ladybower in June, however there may be less than 40 entrants, in which case there will be less than 440 tickets going into the draw. These people are gathering sponsorship, and funding the cost of fishing themselves, so I thought it was a nice gesture to let them have a stab at the prize for their troubles.

I have put close to 50 hrs work into this so far, and am still working on the base.
The jaws are griffin fine point ( kindly donated by the the Blue Licer , aka Stephen 'Gruesome' Newsome ) and are very good. Not just for small flies, I gave the vice a test drive the other evening with some size 6 streamer hooks, rock solid.
The body is machined from a single piece of Delrin which in itself makes for a very smooth rotation, it's smoother still with internal PTFE washers. Incidentally, PTFE is the third 'slipperyest' solid substance in the world, numbers 1 & 2 are BAM ( think: unobtanium), and carbon in diamond form. Unfortunately I was fresh out of diamonds, so had to downgrade the specification to PTFE.

Rotational friction is adjusted via the thumbscrew at the rear of the vice, and will set the vice to spin from 'as smooth as a cashmere codpiece' to 'as smooth as a cashmere codpiece lined with PTFE'.

You'll note a couple of design features nabbed from existing vice designs; namely the Jvice style gooseneck - this lends itself very nicely to a long set of jaws such as these, and makes for an ergonomic position/placement of your hand when placing materials. I have located the materials spring on this gooseneck, as unlike the original jvice, where the materials spring is mounted on the spindle, materials in the spring in this location will note close off that space.

In addition, you'll see the LAW style clevis arrangement to enable you to tilt the head to your preferred position. This is my favourite bit, it took forever to make, as I had to make a couple of fixtures to secure it while being machined - one to hold it and let me flip it through 90 degree increments ( it was machined from round bar ), and the other to form the external radius where it blends into the vice body.

I have no doubt the winner of this will be delighted, whenever I sell a vice I always say that if you don't like like it, or it's not what you expected you can return it for a full refund, and I have never had one back yet.


Here are some pictures, although you may have seen them :

The finished vice, the base pictured is my travel base for display purposes. The base I'm making will be a bit sexier than this, and made from 1" slab. I estimate the all in weight of the finished article to be 6.5lbs, so a pretty solid setup.

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The clevis arrangement before a polish:

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The base, still in progress. You would not believe how long those radii take to machine...

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I have setup a PayPal address to take funds. Please leave your name and contact telephone number in the PayPal message / note.

Lastly, and please don't take this the wrong way, but I work full time, and have a family. I'm also finishing this base, and work is hard as I'm currently running the company while my boss is at his daughters Hospital bedside - some **** let off a bomb the other night....so, I'd be really grateful if there weren't too many single £2.50 tickets to deal with.


Please feel free to reply to this thread, a bump won't hurt..

Ta!






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Old 24-05-2017, 11:48 AM
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All done Mike, money for four tickets sent.
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Old 24-05-2017, 12:04 PM
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Done, 6 tickets paid for
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Old 24-05-2017, 12:07 PM
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Thanks gents, S, I'm not seeing yours...
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Old 24-05-2017, 12:13 PM
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4 tickets paid for Mike 👍

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Old 24-05-2017, 12:31 PM
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very nice looking vice. Thats me in for 4 tickets also
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Old 24-05-2017, 12:47 PM
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Thanks gents, S, I'm not seeing yours...
£10 gone from my PayPal account to your link Mike?
Emailed you a copy.
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Old 24-05-2017, 12:59 PM
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hi mike great cause great work

there is 8 tickets for me paid for
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Old 24-05-2017, 01:05 PM
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Excellent - 6 tickets paid
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Old 24-05-2017, 01:17 PM
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mike that base looks awsome

as you know i dont need one but would be tempted if you were to make some more, if i dont win of course
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