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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Metal Working.

Have a crack in your shovel, backhoe bucket, garbage can or engine block?  Crack happens, let's fix it!  

Not all things are easy to fix and this BB is for welded fixes.  

Here's cutting out a crack and welding in a new piece.  You may notice that the previous crack repair (gusset plates) likely caused the new crack :)

Here's a guy welding cast iron:

Minimum requirements:
  - Weld a crack or
  - Reinforce a cracked spot or
  - Replace a section with new metal

To document your completion of the BB, provide the photos or video (<2 min) of the following:
 - The supplies and crack you're starting with
 - Partway through the build
 - The finished repair
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