Big machine guard made.

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aametalmaster
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Big machine guard made.

Post by aametalmaster » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:14 pm

Many moons ago i was a sheet metal worker and made 100's of these over the years. Well today i was called to duty to make a few more right away. So anyway here are a few pics on how they are made. Layed out from a sheet of 14 ga black steel then the side is wrapped around the layout line and tacked. Then it is 100% welded inside and all of the excess trimmed off the outside. Then an identical sheet that has the same layout except reversed is layed on the top of the bench and the sheet with the side is tacked the same way to it. Then it has the big hole cut out with a nibbler so i can get my head inside and weld it 100%. Then it is trimmed on the outside also. Now some more layout work and a few more cut outs with the nibbler and wizz wheel on a grinder. Then the guard is split longways and angle tacked to bolt it back together. Some exp metal is added as well as some bolts and nuts and it is pretty much done adding some handles and a few mounting brackets...Bob
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aametalmaster
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Re: Big machine guard made.

Post by aametalmaster » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:15 pm

A few more pics...Bob
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Bob Wright Metal Master Fab
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http://www.chaski.com

Russ Hanscom
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Re: Big machine guard made.

Post by Russ Hanscom » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:03 pm

Nice

Fabitfast
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Re: Big machine guard made.

Post by Fabitfast » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:51 pm

That's a very nice job. Post more pics soon!

MariaPinto
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Re: Big machine guard made.

Post by MariaPinto » Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:37 am

Great job. Keep up the great work. :)

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Re: Big machine guard made.

Post by steamin10 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:33 pm

That looks similar to the punch press guards that were made for the machines I ran in my department. I was a Diesetter in the 70's for the Press and Bend department with 17 machines, and up to 5 operators running hand feed and semi auto bolt jobs. FUN.
Did many tons of clevis pins, bent pins, and plow bolts. Also Vega front end bolts, and aircraft seat belt bolts.

It was the first job that closed and forced me out, as another company took over the business group, and parted out the works they had no use for.

I appreciate your work.
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