Well I know it's been way to long since my last post so here goes with my next project.
Sleeve hitch box scrapper/blade to install on my Cub sleeve hitch, project is starting out with a 42" front blade off some unknown tractor a buddy of mine gave me a few years ago to use for this project. Been sitting outside since then just waiting. I wanted to use a blade as it was already setup for a replaceable cutting edge. My plan is to just use regular 3/16 or 1/4" flat stock as a replacement cutting edge if it ever needs replacing.
I was going to add some features to adjust the pitch of the blade, I'm forgoing that in this build as I need the blade asap so for right now it will be adjusted with the pivot points on my tractor's lower attachment points and my second design if there is one will take what I learn from this project in mind if I need to.
I decided 10" high would be about what I was looking for so here is my cutting line
Figured today was a good day to start cutting before the sun came over my house and took away all my shade at my garage, can't use the plasma cutter in my garage as I really really like to have a place to live, so all cutting is done outside.
Setting up for making my cut
After the cut
Cutting off the rear blade supports
I had to free-hand the supports which worked out quite well, keep in mind I have never used a plasma cutter or torch prior to last weekend so I have some to learn yet. I have found the best way to learn is to just dig right in and build something, no sense messing around with scrap and practicing. The plasma makes this a "non-chore" compared to using the cut-off wheels in a die or 4" grinder!
I have to find some flat steel for the sides, a quick dig in my pile didn't show anything in the size I need so I will have to run and get some one day this week . . .