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#31 mikechell

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 08:07 PM

In this case, where people were wondering how he held the hemostats, the best way to answer that question was to "Google" it. 

No ... the best answer was a couple of pictures that SHOWED the clamp that held the hemostats.

 

For some reason, "... a dozen words are worth a thousand pictures."  

 

Someone come up with a dozen words that describe the clamp in the pictures !!!


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#32 tjm

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:44 PM

He clamped the hemostat handle in his fly tying vise. > less than a dozen. 

 

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:47 PM

 thank you all any way, you went the extra mile to show the same blur in several views and I appreciate that, but  it really is not that important.

carry on



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Posted 08 April 2019 - 05:17 AM

He clamped the hemostat handle in his fly tying vise. 

Except he didn't.  It's a post, plate and bolt ... nothing like a fly tying vise, although it does appear to fit into a vise clamp on base..  Looks to be specially (home) made for the job of holding the hemostats.


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 08:45 AM

 

He clamped the hemostat handle in his fly tying vise. 

Except he didn't.  It's a post, plate and bolt ... nothing like a fly tying vise, although it does appear to fit into a vise clamp on base..  Looks to be specially (home) made for the job of holding the hemostats.

 

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 09:31 AM

hole drilled and threaded in a vise stem

 

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hemostats sandwiched between vise shaft and rectangular washer and held together by a thumb screw

 

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 02:30 PM

Looks like Damascus Hemostats. 

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 05:26 PM

nah thats probably where they came from


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 06:09 PM

I wonder what makes the hemostats superior to a regular vise for him.



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Posted 08 April 2019 - 06:14 PM

If you have a chance to meet Rim you will find him frugal, practical and very humble.
He also immigrated to the US when things were very tough in South Korea.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 07:43 PM

My guess it's because he knows there is no difference when tying a fly on a pair of hemostats or a wizbang vise so why not use a pair of hemostats. I can appreciate a guy that wants to tie a fly so he makes a vise out of whatever is laying around the house.

I may duplicate his vise for another buddy who hasn't got into fly tying yet because he feels it's to expensive. My vice grip vise went to another guy who loves it but Vise grips are kind of a needed tool in my shop while I have numerous pairs of hemostats, plate steel and 3/8's rod laying around doing nothing.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 08:06 PM

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$2 xacto fly tying vise. holds a size range of #6 - #20.


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#43 Mark Knapp

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 09:38 PM

He has a perfectly good vise right beside him, he must prefer the hemos. I would like to meet him some day but I don't get down there to the shows much.



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 07:20 AM

He has a perfectly good vise right beside him, he must prefer the hemos. I would like to meet him some day but I don't get down there to the shows much.

 

Just a guess but the hemos do offer a lot of open space around the hook. For me the down side would be that there is nowhere to rest my left hand.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 10:11 AM

 

He has a perfectly good vise right beside him, he must prefer the hemos. I would like to meet him some day but I don't get down there to the shows much.

 

Just a guess but the hemos do offer a lot of open space around the hook. For me the down side would be that there is nowhere to rest my left hand.

 

Now that's going to get us into another three pages of potential solutions!