I want to weld a 3/4" shackle to a 3/4" round rod of cold rolled steel. I intend to use 7018.
What can I expect in brittleness?
I cold bent the 3/4" rod into a J shape for a hook to skid logs. I used my bare hands. Nah, I used a cheater bar. Well, actually, a friend and I were required with an 8' cheater pipe. I was really impressed.
There isn't much of a way to make an attachment point without some welding, and I know that will affect the properties. I just wonder how much I am going to lose.
This will be fun to field test in a DT or UUF mode. (Destructive Testing, and Use Until Failure)