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#1 frenchy OFFLINE  

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Posted April 18, 2011 - 09:06 AM

Built this puppy yesterday. The blade is a cut cross section of an old air compressor tank. Only new metal on there is the hitch receiver and the 2" square tubing. Everything else was picked up from a scrap yard. Only thing left is to bolt on a blade edge and put a couple supports on the back bracing of the blade itself. Moves up and down about 4.5" and can be turn 360 degrees with 6 positions. Not bad for my first big fabrication job :)

Any ideas on how to make this better or did I do a decent job?

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Posted April 18, 2011 - 09:24 AM

Looks like a good to me frechy. It's nice that you can adjust it. Congrats.

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Posted April 18, 2011 - 10:15 AM

Looks like you did a good job to me. Only thing I see that looks like it might need any improving on is making sure your pivot point is going to be strong enough. The AMF/Dynamark/Massey 14hp garden tractors are a good size and can exert a good bit of force.

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Posted April 18, 2011 - 10:16 AM

I am also a sucker for a nice big clean shop :D :thumbs:

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Posted April 18, 2011 - 10:17 AM

I agree. I'm trying to figure out a good way to reinforce the post when pushing. I'm not too concerned about pulling it, but pushing will definitely put a lot of stress on that post I think.

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Posted April 18, 2011 - 10:18 AM

I am also a sucker for a nice big clean shop :D :thumbs:


Ya we just finished this garage this winter. Nice to work in the heat as opposed to out in the yard as I did for five years!

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Posted April 18, 2011 - 10:34 AM

Looking good Frenchy.
You are right on a heated shop.




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