After the last disaster I had to start again with the so called trunk. This time I am using brass bar. First off I tapered the bar with the lathe, as shown below.
Next came many hours with the oxy torch and bending tools as shown in a previous blog. ( goodbye to the crutch, Jan 22 )
Here it has been installed after a few more bits have been welded on.
I am much happier with the way it is going now. This little setback has forced me to step back and rethink. Much as I hate to admit it, I was seduced by my new tool – the cart was getting in front of the horse.