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Field and Sport mounted on Vacuum Base 1 year 10 months ago #6600

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Thought I'd share a couple of photos... I picked up one of the Vacuum Base vises at Lowe's (mentioned elsewhere) and decided to use for mounting the Field and Sport unit. Turns out very simple... just unscrew the baseplate that holds the vise, take out the center bolt, add a washer (so the bolt won't go thru the hole on the bottom of the F and S unit), and bolt it down!

FSVacBase01.jpg

(Knife is a Kershaw Echelon 1880).

When done, it comes apart and fits nicely in the toolbox I had, along with other stones, etc.

FSVacBase02.jpg


Holds well and works well! Piece of cake! :side: :)
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Re: Field and Sport mounted on Vacuum Base 1 year 10 months ago #6601

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Nice - thanks for posting that up. Some time back I'd seen someone use the same base to mount the basic Wicked Edge Sharpener
Some of the edges I've sharpened on the WE
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Re: Field and Sport mounted on Vacuum Base 1 year 10 months ago #6602

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You're welcome. Yea, that's where I got the idea from. Nice thing about this... no extra parts are even required. (Took me longer to figure that out, then to actually do it.). :blink:

(The vise/base...)
FSVacBase03.jpg
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Re: Field and Sport mounted on Vacuum Base 1 year 10 months ago #6603

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Well at least it wasn't a back and forth from home to the hardware store. Seems like I spend a lot time doing that some days :P or buying way too much to make sure I don't have to go back and forth :lol:
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Re: Field and Sport mounted on Vacuum Base 1 year 10 months ago #6609

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cbwx34 wrote:
You're welcome. Yea, that's where I got the idea from. Nice thing about this... no extra parts are even required. (Took me longer to figure that out, then to actually do it.). :blink:

(The vise/base...)
FSVacBase03.jpg

no joke! i mounted my full WEPS to the same vacuum base, but it looks like the F&S works out even better! Mine's kind of a pain to store... not as "flat"
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Re: Field and Sport mounted on Vacuum Base 1 year 10 months ago #6670

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cbwx34 wrote:
Thought I'd share a couple of photos... I picked up one of the Vacuum Base vises at Lowe's (mentioned elsewhere) and decided to use for mounting the Field and Sport unit. Turns out very simple... just unscrew the baseplate that holds the vise, take out the center bolt, add a washer (so the bolt won't go thru the hole on the bottom of the F and S unit), and bolt it down!

FSVacBase01.jpg

(Knife is a Kershaw Echelon 1880).

When done, it comes apart and fits nicely in the toolbox I had, along with other stones, etc.

FSVacBase02.jpg


Holds well and works well! Piece of cake! :side: :)

I think and am pretty sure that credit for the original idea was presented by The poster "Changeofseasons".
I contacted him and he is sending one my way.

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Re: Field and Sport mounted on Vacuum Base 1 year 10 months ago #6672

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Thanks for the reminder. His "kit" is to mount the original WE on (it's a little more involved). But you're right, that's where I got the idea from.

In fact, just to tie it all together, here's a quick video of the original version he did...



...and the instructions to do it.

www.makeitsharp.com/blog/?p=76

I remember a saying about something being the first thing to go with age... but can't remember what it was. :)
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