Well last year I decided I needed an english wheel. I tube frame would not do, and I hate buying overseas stuff. I think I like using tools more when they look cool too, so a design was dreamed up. My buddy Wally wanted one too, so we both ended up having the bodies laser cut out of 3/8" cold rolled. They are a 48" diam. circle, with a 37" diam. circle offset in the center. There was four cuts programmed that designate the centerline. This made it easire to line up the two sides. I wanted my machine to be 6" thick. Might be overkill, but I really wanted it to look like an old cast machine. I had a guy plate roll some 3/8" x6" to the inside and outside diameter. Then I got it all tacked up and started welding. Im not sure how many feet of weld this is, but it was way to many for me to TIG weld, so I Mig welded it all, and then sanded the weld down to a rounded corner. I didnt take any pics from when I put the legs on, but they are heavy. It sat like this for awhile, while I waited on the anvils, and upper wheel I ordered from Hossier Profile. The lower adjuster is a copy of the Metal Ace design. Its a 5000lb trailer jack. The saddle for the anvil is attached to a 1x1" solid that slided up and down on a cam. This was made by Da Bomb here on the HAMB. This guy is great. He machined all the parts of a drawing I sent him, and I had them in a week!!! Finished product. I got motivated yeaterday, cut the opening, and mounted everthing up. I built an extension to the jack, and a kick wheel this morning, and snapped these pics. This thing is HEAVY....but it works great. No flex, and no movement. The upper wheel can unbolt and index 90 degrees, and the lower saddle can be turned 90 degrees since it slides in a 1x1" hole. This allows me the option the work metal the other direction if its a bigger piece.