The Mystery Vise

Kathryn Klos

squirrel whisperer
Denis found this at a yard sale and thought it would work in paddle-making, if the jaws were padded... but he'd like to know what it's really supposed to be used for... any thoughts?


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I expect the friendly folks over at the WoodenBoat Magazine Forum would size that up as a gronicle clamp -- but it's a mean-looking piece of metal, whatever it is, and certainly worth the $5.
Close, Greg!

It's a gronicle ring compressor. After 1937, gronicles, at least US and Canadian ones, used bronze alloy compression rings instead of mild steel split rings.
Star Wars

Nah, that ain't it. R2D2 is missing a paw, and if that ain't it, it may hold a paddle blank.