Hi Friends! What’s making you happy today? I’m happy that our little world is green and luscious! It’s the simple things I’m enjoying now- after having stretched my brain to accomplish one of my goals.
I had a little goal to write a story for Etsy’s blog, The Storque. It happened. What a fun endeavor. The original story was written about the, “making of a tractor hood table.” I took over 400 photos [I am not a photographer] to come up with what you see below. I tweaked the story a bit [to make it more appealing to a wider audience]- but I thought I would share with you the original snapshots.
- a tractor hood from Allis Chalmers 180
- measuring hood to determine height of table
- the metal is dirty, dented, faded and worn from youth & employees behind the wheel of the tractor
- the recycled pipe that supports the top of the table is cut with a hacksaw
- the tractor hood is cut to size with a plasma cutter
- a piece of flat sheet steel is welded to the bottom
- smoke pours out of the hole where the radiator would have been
- a piece of new American made 10 guage steel was welded to form the top and the edges are ground smooth with a hand held grinder
- the final step is to weld the bottom and the top of the table together