SPRING COMPRESSION TEST TUBE 32-POUND WEIGHT
Fabricate the 32-lb weight as follows:
1. From 1/8-inch thick aluminum sheet metal, cut one piece 24-inches by 11-inches and two circular
pieces 7-5/8 inches in diameter.
2. From a 3/8-inch diameter aluminum rod, cut one piece 7-5/8 inches in length.
The rectangular piece will form the body of the 32-pound weight, the 3/8-inch diameter
rod will form the carrying handle, and the two circular disks will form the top and bottom
of the cylinder used to retain the weight material placed inside.
Figure 3. Fabricating 32-pound Weight.
3. Form the rectangular piece to conform to the circumference of the two circular disks.
4. Position the top disk 2-inches down from the top of the rectangular piece when the weld is made to
join the pieces. This allows room for the installation of the 7 5/8-inch long, 3/8-inch diameter
aluminum rod, which will be used as the carrying handle.