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Old 09-21-2020, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default 1000# CORN FEEDER BUILD ALONG



Picked up some 16ga sheet iron from a buddy of mine and got to work



Stiched up the seams



Used some 14ga 2x2Ē for the legs



Added some 2.5x2.5Ē 3/16Ē angle to them for skids



Built a varmint cage to keep the prying hands off of my spinner plate



Shot a little paint on her and off to the brush she goes......
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:34 PM   #2
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Wow. I wish I had skills like that. Killer work, man.
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:36 PM   #3
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Looks great !
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:37 PM   #4
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Very nice!
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:42 PM   #5
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Looks good
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:54 PM   #6
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Solid!
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:22 PM   #7
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Outstanding work on this very solid feeder, great job.
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:33 PM   #8
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Very nice!
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:55 PM   #9
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That’s great lookin
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:28 PM   #10
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Pretty sweet build !!
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:50 PM   #11
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Dang! Looks good!
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:14 PM   #12
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that is a solid looking feeder. Very impressive
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:00 PM   #13
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Awesome job. Going to put asf out of business
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:31 PM   #14
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A++++. I'll take one!
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:36 PM   #15
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holy chit that's nice
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:58 PM   #16
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Very nice!!
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:38 AM   #17
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That’s pretty dang nice, very clean and professional looking.
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:43 AM   #18
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Top notch work.
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:51 AM   #19
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Dang! That’s a high end feeder! Good work
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Old 09-22-2020, 08:19 AM   #20
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Very nice work. Did you cut the parts on a plasma table? How did you keep everything square with all the heat from those long welds? Maybe the non square shape helps? I built a rectangular feeder body a while back and it got pretty bad out of square even though i tacked it all square before welding. How did you close up where the legs slide in? And are top of legs welded to inside?

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Old 09-22-2020, 08:39 AM   #21
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Very nice work. Did you cut the parts on a plasma table? How did you keep everything square with all the heat from those long welds? Maybe the non square shape helps? I built a rectangular feeder body a while back and it got pretty bad out of square even though i tacked it all square before welding. How did you close up where the legs slide in? And are top of legs welded to inside?

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The sheet iron hopper was sheared, pressed and broke. Minimal if any heat induced that way. As far as welding it up and staying ahead of the heat draw that’s kinda hard to explain, it’s something you learn from experience. I’m not a professional, don’t fab and weld for a living, and don’t have any certs. But I do know that heated metal is going to draw, bow, warp as it cools so you have to do what you gotta do and keep the heat transfer across the whole thing as minimal as possible. Tack everything up and only weld in about 5” increments is what I do on the 16ga. It’ll still draw from the heat a little bit, bit a very little bit isn’t anything that’s a deal breaker for me. The leg holes were just welded up where they slide in, and they are stitched on the inside of the hopper to the top about every 6”. Hope that helps

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Old 09-22-2020, 08:48 AM   #22
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The sheet iron hopper was sheared, pressed and broke. Minimal if any heat induced that way. As far as welding it up and staying ahead of the heat draw thatís kinda hard to explain, itís something you learn from experience. Iím not a professional, donít fab and weld for a living, and donít have any certs. But I do know that heated metal is going to draw, bow, warp as it cools so you have to do what you gotta do and keep the heat transfer across the whole thing as minimal as possible. Tack everything up and only weld in about 5Ē increments is what I do on the 16ga. Itíll still bow a little bit, bit a very little bit isnít anything thatís a deal breaker for me. The leg holes were just welded up where they slide in, and they are stitched on the inside to the top about every 6Ē. Hope that helps
Awesome thanks for the info. I really appreciate builds that are this well done.

I originally designed and built these bases to just set a barrel on top of. Then i couldnt find any barrels with lids so i just built boxes. Would have been a lot simpler if i had planned for that from the beginning. Riding that struggle bus making all cuts with an angle grinder.

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Old 09-22-2020, 08:50 AM   #23
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Really nice work!
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Old 09-22-2020, 08:52 AM   #24
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Solid work!
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:58 AM   #25
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Great looking welds. Mine look like....not that.
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Old 09-22-2020, 02:48 PM   #26
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Awesome thanks for the info. I really appreciate builds that are this well done.

I originally designed and built these bases to just set a barrel on top of. Then i couldnt find any barrels with lids so i just built boxes. Would have been a lot simpler if i had planned for that from the beginning. Riding that struggle bus making all cuts with an angle grinder.

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I've cut a lot of metal with a metabo 6'' cutoff grinder. You can make precise clean cuts and keep the heat down while doing so....
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Old 09-22-2020, 03:00 PM   #27
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thats nice man!
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Old 10-01-2020, 04:51 PM   #28
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The sheet iron hopper was sheared, pressed and broke. Minimal if any heat induced that way.
Is this how you bent the funnel down part of the hopper into "shape". From the looks of it, it appears like you pre-cut 4 equal templates of the sheet metal, crimped and pressed the "funnel" part and bottom opening for feeder hole, and welded the 4 pieces together. What does sheared, pressed and broke mean?

Can you share the size dimensions for the template? I want to try this.

Thanks in advance.

I'm an accountant by the way, who happens to mig weld for hunting fun. That is tight work sir. Very nice. Thanks.
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