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New project: wheels on a weight tree

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New project: wheels on a weight tree

Postby Josh MacD » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:39 pm

We have a weight tree that we wanted wheels on. The 2x4 first try collapsed after a few months. So of course I pulled out the Hobart Handler 120, some scrap 'u' channel from the local supply store and go for it.
Here is the original
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Cut in half, the 'u' channel needed a little cleaning and cutouts for wheel travel.
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Added some spacers for more clearance.
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Then the wheels.
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Then attached the two caster bases. This was my first time stacking beads and learning about the limited duty cycle of my little machine.
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The finished project also has a little angle iron sticking out of the top to hold our clips.
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Unfortunately, as I changed out my 75/25 tank at the end I blew out the valve and will need to have it rebuilt. All in all, I'm feeling more comfortable with various thicknesses and basic fabrication concepts. I know there was probably an easier way to do this, but it's what made sense with what I had and $21 in scrap. I might paint it all later, but I live in Phoenix, so moisture and rust aren't a big concern.

Feedback is appreciated
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