Okay, that was a lot of cutting, grinding, plasma cutting, shaping, and I’m not through grinding and welding yet. It’s getting there though.
The old saying " thinking out side the box" how about, thinking out side the sprocket.
Started with this, and ended up with this.
A lot more grinding to make the blade thinner. I’m grinding it like a hollow ground knife blade.
I still need to grind it between the two black marks on the thicker part of the blade.
It will be about 17 1/2" from the center pivot point to tip.
I can only use about 7" X 7" of the cutting edge, with the L shape anvil in place. The sprocket was just a little over 14" in diameter when I started working on it.
I love taking something out of the scrap yard that is going to go to China get melted down made into something that we have to pay top dollar for, and I make it into something all mine. With my hard work and sweat so I can go out and not sweat so hard using it.
The good old DOW way. Got To Love It.