Engineer's Swivel Vice Restoration

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Tools & equpitment used:
- Hammerite Hammered Blue Paint - http://geni.us/clvJm8U
- Steel wire bits - http://geni.us/keyaD
- Rotary Tool - http://geni.us/HGed
- Concentrate Degreaser - http://geni.us/yUn9
- Mannesmann Socket Set - http://geni.us/HCDZ
- Box light - http://geni.us/omjX
- LED light - http://geni.us/zK4zJLg
- External Mic - http://geni.us/kSmEXsj
- Tripod - http://geni.us/Jr7LXd

I was given this vice a long time ago. I've used it a few times here and there. And it just occurred to me. This would make a great Restore It video. So here it is!

Firstly I dismantled the vice completely. I then applied paint stripper to all of the painted surfaces. Once the paint was loose, I scrapped it off with a chisel and washed it away off camera with a jet wash. Once dry, I wire wheeled every piece. Removing any rust and leftover paint. I then drilled out the small holes in the main body of the vice to remove any rust from inside. Once clear, I welded the holes up. I'm just learning to weld and as you can see, it isn't a perfect weld. I then ground back the weld with a belt sander. Once flat I mask all of the non-paint areas. I then paint the main bodies and swivel base in hammered blue paint. Whilst that was drying I buffed the metal parts with metal polish on the leather wheel. I then hammered swivel tightening lever on an anvil. I then reassembled the vice and the restoration was complete.

Disclaimer: I am no professional. I am completely self-taught and would appreciate any feedback, advice or constructive criticism.

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