My bench vise had developed a fracture at the base. It was not a good quality bench vise but I would like to try to repair it.

Being made of cast iron, I knew that it would be very difficult to weld the fractured part back. I simply don’t have the filler material, heating equipment and practical experience to do a cast iron welding repair. This option was out of the question.

My other option was to fabricate some other part out of mild steel. In this case, I was pretty sure that I could do the fabrication by stick arc welding.

I found some pieces of mild steel of various shapes, cut them to shape accordingly and welded them together. The video shows the various construction steps that I made and the final product.