I've got a little tractor that has a front-end loader (FEL) on it. I'm thinking that it would be nice to have forks that I can use in place of the bucket. The bucket is heavy. It's 48" wide and made from 1/4" steel. It's much heavier than it needs to be, and the lift capacity is not very great on this tractor anyway. If I could get a hold of a set of lightweight forks I'd be able to lift more, and dang it, it'd be cute!
I think that I can get a "small" fork at a local salvage place for a somewhat reasonable price. These "small" forks are still way bigger than my loader capacity. I'm thinking that I could cut the fork in half the long way and it'd be about right. How difficult would it be to cut a forklift fork in half? I've got one of those Harbor Freight portable bandsaws. Do you think that would cut it? Otherwise, I've got angle grinders. My arc welder wouldn't likely be much help on a job like this, nor any of the other tools I've got. . . .