Now, kindly do not troll me for my welding, but I have had a lot of practice this week. I couldn’t think of any use.for the clunky bits of steel I had been given, and while the potential was there, an offer of the components and design, free, to Facebook blacksmiths found no takers. “Too good to throw away”, so set about sticking them together.
(Most of the week has been taken up with joinery, a countertop in ash to replace the stained and damaged veneered one in our living room.)
The welder only allows 4 or 5 rods at a time. I shaped the horn a few weeks back. It is a 70mm dia shaft.
This is too heavy for me to lift. The face is gauge plate, 1/2” thick. I have not attempted to harden. I can remove it by undoing two screws and cutting 4 tacks, so it’s a consumable, if you like.