I have some left over casters and want to make some simple drum dollies. The
caster plate measures 3 5/8 x 2 3/8 in size.
I will be making one for a 55 gallon drum, two for 30 gallon drums, and one
for an oddball sized mini garbage can. I'm thinking just a real simple
rolled/ringed flatbar for the lip and then two pieces of flatbar in a cross
pattern for the bottom/caster mounts.
I don't have much steel left after my latest project so the steel for this
project will be purchased new, either from the shorts section of the steel
shop or in 20' lengths and just put the left over on the shelf. What size
flat bar would you think good for this type of project? What thickness
flatbar can be reasonably bent around the bottom of the drum without heat,
by hand? What size and thickness for the caster mounts?
16 years ago