my step dad was a steel worker he even helped build the john deere plant in Waterloo Iowa , they worked with I Beam they had a neat trick to make them straight they would lay a big real hot bead with welding rod on the side they wanted to bow toward them after the weld they would pulled in ward he called it stressing and un stressing the beams since the weld would shrink when cooling and pull them straight . that's why you see sometimes long weld marks on buildings i Beams . I welded a 2 1/2 solid bar once and forgot about just welding on one side darn bar after welding curved over a 1/2 inch had to weld other side to get straight. we had a big pto drive saw on the farm we ran off are tractors what do you use to cut wood
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