Tuesday, December 6, 2011
High School Metal Shop Still Handy After All These Years!
I don't remember much from high school but I do remember a bit from metal shop. For this project I found some metal stapping and, using a hammer and a radius, shaped it to fit...
...the inside radius of the barrel, spanning the crack:
Next I drilled holes (using a metal bit, low rpm's and some oil to facilitate cutting):
Using some machine-thread bolts I fastened two of these straps across the crack:
Here's the repaired and stabilized crack:
This little gem will provide years of service (since we will not overload its light capacity plastic barrel).