My air compressor is from back in the 80's, although it hasn't gotten a lot of use. It was purchased used so I don't know if the PO removed the guard or if it never came with one. I had a little "incident" with an extension cord and the pulley so I decided it was time to see what I could put together to make it a bit safer all around.
This is my second time using riv-nuts and they sure are handy.
I feel a lot better about it now. It just seemed to be a serious accident waiting to happen.
Checking the fit before paint.
A quick coat of black and it's good to go.
Although it's not really fabrication, my little project did require some design, metal cutting and bending, and a bit of welding.