/ Will this hold or crack over time? Do more passes? #21
build a bucket.I’m done. I did a pass and it immediately warped. I freaked because I had it braced good when I welded it originally and it stayed perfectly at 9” id. I pooped…so i got a bottle jack and got some braces inside. Well, the braces were what I could grab quickly that was beefy and they were in my way the whole time welding the inside. So I was po’d the whole time but welded it up. Looks like poop but I’m confident its overkill. Thinking I should have just got bigger rods and did the one pass In the first place. Anyways got done, took braces out, with use of bottle jack again, and boom, right back to 8 3/4” id. Grrrrr. So I got the bottle jack and took it to 9 1/2” and it was a success. 9” id. Was it going to warp even if i braced it before I began? heres some pics.
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This is of coarse cherry picked. Inside is a mess cause of the braces, starting/stopping, bad rod angle.
anyways, thanks guys. Still trying to find a bucket. Nobody has one. The pin on kubota loader buckets from small tractors used to be plentiful cause kubota would ship them with the pin ons and dealer had to change them to quick attach. Kubota finally got smart and stopped sending the pin ons from factory. We’ll find one.