The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussions regarding fly fishing as a whole. Ask questions. Get answers...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-29-2011, 12:21 PM
ghostdncr's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 145
ghostdncr has a spectacular aura aboutghostdncr has a spectacular aura about
Default Custom Dyna King base

Here's a custom Dyna King base I turned out today for a fellow in Oregon. This should definitely stop his vise from sliding around the bench!

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
The man who busies himself proclaiming something can't be done is frequently interrupted by the man doing it.

the764
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-29-2011, 12:26 PM
Bigfly's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Truckee, CA.
Posts: 1,205
Bigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant future
Send a message via AIM to Bigfly
Default Re: Custom Dyna King base

OK, how much?
Everytime I tye with Kevlar, and put my foot on the vice to pull it snug, the vice moves.
This would cure that problem.

Jim
__________________
"Standing in a stream fishing isn't reality avoidance,
more like a shortcut to reality."

Bigfly
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-29-2011, 01:23 PM
gt05254's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bennington, VT
Posts: 1,444
gt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant future
Default Re: Custom Dyna King base

Really nice machine work! I wonder why the guy you built it for (and others) don't just switch to the c-clamp base? My c-clamp base Barracuda stays nicely in one place no matter how hard I pull on thread. Must be a reason guys like the pedastal, I guess.

Gary
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-29-2011, 04:03 PM
mcnerney's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pinedale, WY
Posts: 12,872
Blog Entries: 43
mcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Custom Dyna King base

Ghost: You sure do some nice machine work!

Larry
__________________
Larry

Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-29-2011, 05:06 PM
Hardyreels's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
Posts: 11,534
Blog Entries: 69
Hardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to Hardyreels Send a message via Skype™ to Hardyreels
Default Re: Custom Dyna King base

Hey there John,

I agree on the "You sure do nice machine work" that the fellows have commented on and am also waiting to find out the answer to the 'why not use a C clamp mount' question. I have never had a vise that was not a clamp type so I may be a bit dense on the issue

Ard
__________________
Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard

The Alaska Fishing & Outdoors Blog;
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-29-2011, 06:07 PM
gt05254's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bennington, VT
Posts: 1,444
gt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant futuregt05254 has a brilliant future
Default Re: Custom Dyna King base

Ard - I got the answer to that on that "other" forum we go to...fellow has a roll top desk, and can't use the clamp as a result.

I can't imagine myself with a pedastal vise...I'd be chasing and pulling it all over my tying bench!

Glad the fellow this was made for, and it is some fine machining, got what he needed.
Gary
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-29-2011, 11:15 PM
ghostdncr's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 145
ghostdncr has a spectacular aura aboutghostdncr has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Custom Dyna King base

I'm frequently asked why folks pay to have a custom component like this base machined by hand. I've encountered a number of reasons over the years.

Dyna King's C-clamp base is a fine product, well designed and produced from quality materials. In this particular case, the tying desk involved wasn't suited to the C-clamp base. The custom base I've machined is a great alternative and priced similarly to the Dyna King product. Sounds like a win to me!

On another level, a Chevrolet will get you most anywhere you need to go. For some reason though, purchasing a new Ferrari involves a waiting list with models often selling out before the first one is even assembled! Things built by hand, one at a time, start out having mojo. There's a story connected with such pieces and in some cases, we weave the individual stories into a greater tapestry that defines a significant portion of our lives. Most will have little use for such work as this, being content to settle for "good enough" or whatever happens to be available. A few, however, will feel the curvature of a part machined with care, or gaze into the soft glow of a hand-polished part and feel a connection with that piece and its maker that will never be found in a mass produced article.

I'll post this in that "other" forum, too. The Spey guys seem to be even more attuned to this sort of thing than average fly fishers, if you can believe that! Must somehow involve the influence of single malts.
__________________
The man who busies himself proclaiming something can't be done is frequently interrupted by the man doing it.

the764
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-30-2011, 11:17 AM
Bigfly's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Truckee, CA.
Posts: 1,205
Bigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant futureBigfly has a brilliant future
Send a message via AIM to Bigfly
Default Re: Custom Dyna King base

Just went through a lightening session. To much stuff.
As I threw away, gave away, and sold stuff, I came to a "hat rack".
It was just a board, with some mass produced hat hooks, screwed to it.
Why not get rid of it? But, the board is a hundred++ years old Hickory plank.
It was hand hewn. Each stroke of a very sharp tool still clearly visible.
There are easily two hundred separate actions involved in creating, just one side, of this "dimensional lumber" three feet long.
I'd salvaged it from a job I did, useing barn-wood in a pricey house interior.
The craftsman who created it, just to cover the sides of a barn so long ago, had taken great care, gave it the love.
I can't just look at it. I see with my woodworker eyes, and in my mind, I can hear his labors. I see him pause to sharpen his adz.
I see him make every stroke the same, for hours on end.
Once again, the hat rack made the cut. I'll continue to use it to hang my waders up at the end of another long day on the water.
In honor of a man's efforts so long ago.
(Maybe this will help a few folks see why I want a custom base, or not.)

Jim
__________________
"Standing in a stream fishing isn't reality avoidance,
more like a shortcut to reality."

Bigfly

Last edited by Bigfly; 01-30-2011 at 05:17 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 01-31-2011, 09:55 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 112
304rodco has a spectacular aura about304rodco has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Custom Dyna King base

Sweet. You turn some mean stuff.
__________________
Lee Orr - Maker
304 Rod Company

www.304rodcompany.com
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 02-01-2011, 12:30 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Alaska
Posts: 215
nerka will become famous soon enoughnerka will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Custom Dyna King base

Any idea how much it weighs?I have a dyna-king on a pedestal. I prefer it over my c-clamp vise. It doesnt move as much as one would think and the portability is great. Not to mention I can move the vice to me and dont have to move to the vice.
I am also in the process of converting my rolltop desk into my full time outdoor bench.

I can often be found bringing in my vise and some materials into work once a week to participate in crafty lunches. Which is basically where quite a few gals get together at lunch and do whatever craft they like while visiting and chatting. I will be cranking out flesh and leech patterns while they are beading and knitting. It is a good time though, the only guy and by far youngest person in the room just getting the gossip LOL!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On














All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.