The pictures featured here show the forging of the counterweight bucket hangers. These were originally switch linkages from the railroad, which we hammered and welded into heavy-duty eye bolts. Together, these two pieces hold the entire 2000 pounds of counterweight.
|Heating the parts in the forge||Is it hot yet?|
|Heating it up again||Getting closer|
|Now for a little welding||Add more heat and check it again|