I thought mick was a master pharter?? not a welder?Been making some steel doors out of 50mm box and 2mm steel plate to replace completely mashed ali ones on the back of our tipping trailer ,facing and bolting 6mm steel plate on the rear of tipper so we can weld on steel hinges and make it all a bit more telehandler/excavator proof.
Not a bad bit of penetration , its not my welding its Mick my welders.
Nice work ... I seen a lot of tarmac lorries with five shoots.somtimes it's easier to have five for when you have tarmac left over and don't have to get in the buck to shovel it out. I have two in mine as I have a couple of chaps that do the barrow work.and there is a divide up the centre so it can empty both sides and only leaves the odd bit just inside the doors. Would like to build one with an augar in it but ain't got round to it as yet.it's on the I will do one day list lolMe & my Dad made one of them for a tarmac lorry, Insulated it too. Dont think I have any finished pictures sadly. Why the guy needed 5 doors I don't know but he was happy with the end result.
Basic hand tools. Only big electric tools I have are a warco bench grinder. Pillar drill that I brought other day.and my welding equipment. But most of the stuff I make is by hand.Tidy job, just goes to show what can be done with fairly basic hand tools. No need for a CNC plasma, folder, press, belt linisher, etc. though they would be nice to have!