Boss, I think you scared everyone off by not posting up your kitchen you were working on......
Anyway, I picked up this old bench vise during the week.
It has a pivoting base, and three different types of jaws that can rotate 360 degrees. Although it looks rough, it is in very good shape, the main jaws barely have a mark on them. One cool feature is that the lockup for the jaw rotation is automatically activated once you clamp something in the jaws.
Unfortunately two of the three pipe jaws are missing, but I will be getting a friend to machine me up a new set of three.
I'll be doing a full restoration on it soon, I was thinking of posting up a thread on the progress if anyone is interested?
this is one item i worked on this week. the OP didn`t specify personal or professional so i figure anything is game. this company is local to me and what they do is detect defects in train rails. this company is THE EXPERT in this field and literally all railroad companies use their services. i do metal finishing as my profession and this company brings these samples to us for chrome plating either for samples to showcase their expertise or as a tribute to a longtime employee. this piece is a 1 inch thick cut out of a train rail that would be disastrous if put into service. the photo is before chrome plating. the defect is very apparent and would literally cause a train wreck.