|The steel tubing is heavy -- do not let its appearance fool you. It is being maneuvered into place cut cutting by a powered overhead hoist|
|This picture shows it being positioned for cutting by a portable metal cutting saw (you can barely see the wheels on the bottom left side).|
|The wet appearance of the steel is due to coolant, to prevent the metal from heating up excessively during the cutting process.|
|This shows how the workpiece is setup for cutting it to the proper length.|
|This shows the cut pallet pieces assembled, but not yet welded.|
|Note the use of square tubing to form the pallet.|
|This photo shows the various sizes of tubing used to form the main body of the pallet.|
The welding process will be starting before too long. The images below are various shots of the welding area in the UT Tyler Fabrication laboratory.