Thread: Rams horns...
19th Aug 2015, 06:42 PM #1
One of the forum members is restoring and old ford army truck and he was showing it to me when I stopped in to see his lathe. Whilst discussing rivets we went around to the rear of the truck to see the chassis better and I saw one of two rams horn hitches. It turns out it took him ages just to find one of the pair. I offered to forge up a mate to it.
I was originally thinking to knick it up out of mild steel, but later decided that would probably fail if it was every put to use. The current owner could be made aware it was decorative but future owners could be unwitting test subjects.
So went and bought want something more suitable to the task.
Unfortunately I could only get a piece twice as thick, three times as wide and about a third as long as needed. So I had to weld a rod on the end and forge it down to a flat bar of suitable size and then draw out the taper and curl the horn.
So it took a lot longer than expected (full days work hand forged) but I think I got a pretty good match.
Having a closer look at the sample I was given I think the taper was just welded to a flat. Again not confident that will hold either but at least my one will.
…..Live a Quiet Life & Work with your Hands
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19th Aug 2015, 09:51 PM #2
Could be a new earner
Hall way handbag holders
Have you tried lifting a lady's handbag lately
19th Aug 2015, 10:30 PM #3
Hahaha. My missus weighs in at 44kg so she can't lift a heavy bag.…..Live a Quiet Life & Work with your Hands
19th Aug 2015, 10:38 PM #4
My wife's handbag I reckon has come close to 44 kg in the past lol
19th Aug 2015, 10:44 PM #5
Maybe she been carrying mine around in her bag. Like a Hollywood chihuahua…..Live a Quiet Life & Work with your Hands
19th Aug 2015, 10:45 PM #6
21st Aug 2015, 09:25 PM #7Member
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Well done and nice job. I have 52100 and 5160 in 25mm bar of you ever need it!
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