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What is the length of fork that you have? If I was to make one I think I would do it by cutting, and welding it up into a block depending on how much material I have to work with. Cut a couple of sections and lay them down edgewise, then weld one section flat across the top of the long edges.

The forklift companies that responded to my inquiries said thet they use different alloys for different weight classes, but that the smaller lifts like this, they were in the 4140 / 4340 type of steels.

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I'm not sure about material but I do know they are off of a 10,000 # rated reach truck and look very similar to what Thomas posted. I have two of them. 

Great hopefully I can get to my father in laws band saw this weekend. 

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Hi Gunnut, I got hold of some huge fork tines and have used them for all sorts.

Even made power hammer dies out of them using nothing but a grinder. So long as the steel is hot they work fine. Great for making tongs to. 

Have fun.

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