I know some of you are wondering how to make a set of snow shoes. It helps if you have an ELMER 2 or a Hossfeld bender, but a drillpress, a jig, and a torch will also get the job done. The first step for me is cutting the steel to the perfect length, 12 inches.
next is to sand off those sharp edges left from the saw
ELMER 2 has a small jig installed to slide in a cut piece, then slide the pattern
piece over the top and clamp, then use a transfer punch to stamp the hole locations for the drillpress.
the next step is at the drillpress. The holes get drilled and corners deburred.
Once the holes are finished, it's off to the ELMER 2 for some bending on the turntable.
A holding jig had to be made to pull the flatstock around the center post. Notice the old wheel weight bolts
and once the turntable reaches the mark, the first bend is finished
here's three just for comparison.
The next step involves the Hossfeld bender and an old cub brake drum(did I mention I don't throw anything out
More tomorrow after I refasten the Hossfeld to the floor, I'll post the final pics. It's been in storage for a year.
Thanks for viewing,