I want to use the Hough to load firewood, so I need to make some brackets.
Part 1. Cut enough stock for the job.
Like a hockey game, begin with a face-off.
Boring for the bucket pins.
Time to make the doughnuts.
A moment of study on layout.
Bracket pairs tacked together.
Roughing the pin hole. Would have used a shorter drill, but I don’t yet have much tooling for this mill, and the drill shank just happened to match the one collet on hand.
Boring to finished diameter. This is so much easier on the Lagun mill.
I used a section of pin stock to line up for clamp and tack, then finish welded. Brackets are still tacked together.
This is the start of the Z-link bracket. I should have used heavier stock, but it was all I had at the time. Annular slug cutter on the Bridgeport.
Boring the pin tabs.
Tabs welded to backer. This took some minor figuring for appropriate bucket angle at scoop and dump positions.