Hi all, I had a pile of scrap metal which I had been collecting for a while and needed to move some of it as it was getting in the way and I was wondering what to due with it. Anyway I was thinking about it and while I was using the old vice, the thread to tighten it was playing up and the old light bulb lit up. I needed a heavy duty vice!!!
So here are some pics of the process from junk steel to goodies:
Pic 1 & 2. Had some wide channel with 12mm sidewall 180mm x 79mm which I reduced to 100mm x 70mm, took out the required width with thin cutting disks on a 5" angle grinder and welded it back together on both sides.
Pic 3, built the back out of some 12mm flat
Pic 4, welded up the C channel with a piece of 12mm plate drilled with a 32mm hole flush inside the channel, "V" grooved and welded both sides, added another 12mm plate with 30mm hole in front of it and flush over the outer sides of the C channel, effectively making the front 24mm thick.
I will have to do several posts because of the number of images.