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  • build heavy chain

    Start out with some 3/4 round rod cut about 3' pieces, then make a template from plate thats at least as thick as the rod. Tack the plate to work table. Tack one end of the rod to the template as shown. Heat and bend. Leave enough gap or bevel for 100% penetration. Weld with 7018 or mig
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    Last edited by weldonwelding; 09-12-2012, 06:12 PM.

  • #2
    Why not make the link in one piece, then put the middle piece in.

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    • #3
      why not?

      Originally posted by monte55:292962
      Why not make the link in one piece, then put the middle piece in.
      Because you have to put it together.....

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      • #4
        I am not a chain expert but I think you are missing the point of the middle piece, and monte55 is correct but you need to figure out how. Your chain is NOT safe like that and by no means "HEAVY" duty.

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        • #5
          No your right.... its just HEAVY! Im sure its not gona break jus hangin there. I tried a few different ways before i did it this way and found that this was the fastest and easiest. To make a whole link u gota leave one side open for the next link.. then it doesnt go back on the template so it doesnt stay uniformed.

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          • #6
            What is the chain for?

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            • #7
              Its jus for decoration.

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              • #8
                pic of what chain is used for

                I thought i added this photo in the beginning
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                • #9
                  Thats cool. If you had a Hossfeld bender you wouldn't need the heat...Bob

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                  • #10
                    Yes they are very handy. One day i will invest in one... soon as my wallet recovers from paying for the ironworker i just got.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by weldonwelding View Post
                      Yes they are very handy. One day i will invest in one... soon as my wallet recovers from paying for the ironworker i just got.
                      I PMed you a link for hossfeld type plans now you have something to make with your ironworker ...Bob

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                      • #12
                        Thanks man. ...

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                        • #13
                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_LA_...ure=plpp_video

                          Probably been posted already but cool none the less.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Grinsha View Post
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_LA_...ure=plpp_video

                            Probably been posted already but cool none the less.
                            Yea thats pretty cool.. i never seen it before. Thanks

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                            • #15
                              I was just looking at a chain company web site. They make big anchor chains & such. They said the longest chain they had made to date was 2.2 kilometers long. Their catalog listed chains with links up to 7 inches in diameter.

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