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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Thread: build heavy chain
09-11-2012, 09:37 PM #1
build heavy chain
Last edited by weldonwelding; 09-12-2012 at 06:12 PM.
09-12-2012, 06:30 AM #2
Why not make the link in one piece, then put the middle piece in.Nick
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09-12-2012, 08:00 AM #3
why not?Originally Posted by monte55:292962
09-12-2012, 09:36 AM #4Senior Member
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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.MillerMatic 211 Auto-set w/MVP
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09-12-2012, 09:53 AM #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.
09-12-2012, 06:01 PM #6Member
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09-12-2012, 06:11 PM #7
Its jus for decoration.
09-12-2012, 06:15 PM #8
pic of what chain is used for
I thought i added this photo in the beginning
09-12-2012, 06:20 PM #9
Thats cool. If you had a Hossfeld bender you wouldn't need the heat...Bob
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09-12-2012, 06:24 PM #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.