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I found this 6 in / 15.2 cm jaw John Brooks post vise in storage at a second hand shop two years ago. Weight 75lbs / 34kg, height 40 in / 102cm. The original threads were worn in the middle of the travel. I waited to find a replacement but all the vises available have been around the 4 inch mark. I decided to get the threads repaired but the guy at the engineering shop suggested a complete rebuild from fresh EN9 round stock. This is the result. I doubt I would have pursued this route if the vise was smaller.
Oh no, what should I do? I found a cute 3 1/2" vise that seemingly had a hard life. Not only the missing parts, but the legs were bent in as if someone had cranked down on the handle with a cheater bar. I'm guessing the screw box also blew apart, because the current one doesn't quite look like it was original. The current screw and box is in excellent shape, however. So, I pulled it apart, the first step was to straighten both legs. Got them hot, laid them on the anvil and beat them into submission with a flatter and a small sledge. I then fabbed up the mounting bracket, keys and sp