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Re: Lets see some welding and fabrication pics!

Postby Byron510 » 08 Feb 2015 22:03

Of course punching holes through the cowl means they need to be sealed up – so I devised this plan. Made super tight fitting holes in really thin aluminum, and slid it over the bar after fitting the joints before final welding. In this way seam sealer to urethane could be easily used to glue the plates on, and seal up the gaps.

And welding to this chassis was a real PITA - lots of zinc in the metal. Great rust protection - horrible to weld to. The results speaks for themselves. I’m going to have to think about getting a fresh air respirator – heavy metals scare me, for good reason.

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Postby Bike papa » 09 Feb 2015 14:22

I have to agree with you when welding "Heavy Metals"
Back in the day, we used to weld up alot of grease exhaust duct from 16Ga. Galvanized steel. it was not uncommon to get "Galvanized" poisoning especially when working in confined quarters. the immediate side effects could last up to 24 hours and no telling what kind of permanent damage we were exposing ourselves too. even if we didn't suffer from the immediate effects. thankfully those days are behind us. we no longer use galvanized for that application and respirators are required when welding (at least in our fab shop!). Personal safety is the number one priority in our welding and fabrication shops.

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Re: Lets see some welding and fabrication pics!

Postby Track Junky » 06 Mar 2015 09:19

I was welding up some 1" stainless 304 to 3/8" plate for a friends spare tire mount. I really enjoy welding stainless, it wets in so nice!

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Re: Lets see some welding and fabrication pics!

Postby 510rob » 06 Mar 2015 10:07

do you drink coffee?

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Postby Track Junky » 06 Mar 2015 13:41

510rob wrote:do you drink coffee?


Tea, and lots of it!

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Postby Byron510 » 06 Mar 2015 13:50

....and that's why you have such beautiful welds :D No caffeine jumps.

I'm a tea kind of guy as well.

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Re: Lets see some welding and fabrication pics!

Postby RMS » 17 Jul 2015 15:33

Ive been eying up those 18in eastwood bead rollers for a couple years but they just look so flimsy. ive seen guys on the internet beef them up but 200 bones and it needs mods....no thanks. lucky me a guy in the yard sold me this no2 12in Brown & Boggs bead roller for 150. its missing one right handed nut and its a bit rusty. But hey it was probably made in the 30s or 40s and will see me outImage
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what would be the best way to clean up the dies ? wire wheel? acid bath?
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Postby 2DoorJim » 17 Jul 2015 16:20

Sweet! and it came with some rollers too! Someone tossed it outside like it was scrap iron with no idea how many people would kill to get their hands on one of these.

My partner in my shop has a similar one. The dies are raw finish, no plating or anything. Probably start with a wire wheel and see how much of the corrosion comes off.

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Re: Lets see some welding and fabrication pics!

Postby 510rob » 17 Jul 2015 17:17

good score Robyn!

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Postby Byron510 » 17 Jul 2015 18:01

510rob wrote:good score Robyn!


I concur!

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Postby two_68_510s » 17 Jul 2015 18:32

Fab a guard for those finger grabbing gears!;), what a cool score! Beautifully made tool.
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Postby defdes » 18 Jul 2015 04:37

I just made 13 of these lamps for a restaurant in Miami.

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Postby RMS » 19 Jul 2015 21:42

the Brown Boggs No2 bead roller cleaned up great. I brushed it down with ATF let it sit overnight then rinsed with mineral spirits. with how ruff it looked i was happy to find most of the paint. I haven't cleaned up the dies yet looks like there is 3 sets of matching dies and 4 loners...hmm.......what is the Id on the eastwood dies? ImageImage
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Re: Lets see some welding and fabrication pics!

Postby McShagger510 » 19 Jul 2015 22:25

:mrgreen: AWESOME roller Robyn! Just have Mandy crank it and you can feed in the sheet metal. :mrgreen:

Now I know where to go for beads!!

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Re: Lets see some welding and fabrication pics!

Postby okayfine » 14 Nov 2015 16:10

I've had a HF auto-dark helmet for 10-12 years. A few years ago I had to replace the non-replaceable batteries, and it finally started to give up the ghost last month as the headgear started cracking. Most of my experience with HF stuff 10 years ago has been positive, but buying that same stuff today has always resulted in disappointment. It's no wonder, as the price is the same as 10 years ago, so they had to cut corners somewhere.

I ended up buying a Lincoln Viking auto-dark helmet. The difference is, literally, night and day. Yes my HF lid was old, but I kept it clean and changed the outer lens every few years. The Lincoln helmet is clear normal or dark, I can see everything better, the helmet falls down when I nod, stops where I adjust it to, has a bunch of features (grind mode, for one), a HUGE viewing window, and has a replaceable battery.

Sure, it costs 5x as much, but you get what you pay for. If you weld with an HF lid, borrow someone's nicer helmet and compare. I wouldn't have believed it would have made that much difference, but it was money well spent. And I bought a spare headgear...
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