|SHDesigns: Scott Henion's Welding pages.||Page hits:|
Received a mower deck that was bashed in so bad the blades cut off a good chunk of the deck.
|Here's the bad bits cut off. The two pieces on the floor are the mangled ends of the part the blades cut off. The right one was actually bent 180 degrees.|
|Fitting a curved piece. Turns out my cut was sloping down so there is a long wedge under the left side.|
|Real hard to see and looks worse than it is. Welded then ground flush.|
|Here's the first of the flat part. Long strip with slots cut in it with a thin cutting disk. This allowed it to be arced along the vertical piece. Welded to vertical then slits welded.|
|Here's a closeup of the welds. Had to move fast at it blew through if it went too slow.|
|Here's the other end that still needs the slits welded.|
|The welds were ground flush.|
An upside-down pic, will probably run a bead on the inside corner. Mainly, that is to keep water out.
Came out well and is strong. Probably stronger than original as the metal is a bit heavier than the deck
|ALso on the same mower, the main drive pully had split along the center of the hub. Did a bit of filing and pounding (it bent as it broke off.)|
|TIG welded the pulley back together. Just a bit of filler.|