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Old 04-24-2012, 07:39 PM
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I was asked to make this mast removable without taking off the undercarriage making it easier to handle when removing in the spring. It had enough braces on it so I decided to cut and weld it in place. I put a jack under it to help support it and cut it apart I used two 3/4" plates bolted together to make the separation. When I am done I have to take it off and make a stand for it when they store in the yard. I think the stand will be a bigger job than the plates. This is what I have done so far.

1-2 Mast

3 Burning the plates

4 Drilled on the mill (bad pic)

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Old 04-24-2012, 07:44 PM
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:51 PM
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1 Last cut on bottom Very little movement

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5 Welding
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:53 PM
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:02 PM
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Nice clean surgical work there Digr. Well done.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:34 PM
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:56 PM
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Nice professonal job. I think your right about the stand for storage. It will take more steel, braces and welding than this job.
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Nice work. Welded with 7018?
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:05 PM
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Nice work. Welded with 7018?
No I used .045 dual shield
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Nicely done, it should stand up well.
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