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Old 09-10-2006, 07:19 PM
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Your right Classix and Mikey I do agree with you....TLB!
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Old 09-10-2006, 07:40 PM
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QUOTE=Rodbuilder]so why screw around making up this conglomeration that looks like something Rube Goldberg came up with??? Oh, I know - to show yourself it could be done - right???[/QUOTE]

Is that why your "insane rat rods" in your classifieds look like they do?
It looks like you are an expert on rube goldberg, You probably looked at all of his machines for your inspiration. I think Rube's look more professional though.

I would rather have that homemade welder than either of those cars you built. They look unsafe at any speed.
And 9000.00 for that unassembled 29 body is easily triple what you could buy one for. even with the fenders. New. Not from speedway like you say though, they don't make a 29 roadster body.
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/xq/asp...splayGroup.htm

I say troll-like-behavior is what we have here.

Anyone who doubts that we have a new windbag-troll, just go read through some of Phil Rodbuilder's other posts.

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I think I detect a bit of JEALOUSY! there (Rodbuilder)
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Old 09-10-2006, 07:50 PM
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What the hell is CRS?


now i remember DOH!!


you guys know where this whole string of pearls is gonna wind up, don't you?
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Henry, I think oldred was directing that comment towards our beloved troll. Also troll (is it ok if I call you troll? Wait... trolls opinions aren't even taken seriously around here) are you going to criticize and whine at TwistedMinis now for building his own English Wheel for less than a fraction of the price of buying one NEW?? My god, it makes so much sense shelling out 4 times the price for something that you can make by yourself and still have it be as good as the new product that just happens to be more than 4 times as expensive. I guess Twisted is just showing off around here. He's got nothing better to do but belittle people, duh!

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Ha Ha Ha Ha As Elvis would say....Just TLB Baby!
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LOL!!!!!!!! What an ignorant statement and I'm not gonna sugar coat it, you're a complete and total moron for criticizing this guy for the amazing job he did at building his own welder for much cheaper because I dunno... maybe because not alot of people can actually shell out 400 bucks for a new welder. Maybe that's why he can't buy a REAL welder, next time you have a thought, let it go... and yes I quoted Ron White for that since it seemed to be the perfect time to say it. If I'm not mistaken, it sounds like you're jealous because you couldn't do something like this and instead do what everyone else does and buys a welder. Next thing you know, you're gonna start criticizing cboy for building his own rod because he didn't go out and buy the real thing!!
Thank you, you are correct,
I did not have the money to buy a welder. I wanted a welder for a few projects around the house and for small things on the truck. so Total cost to make this was far less then to buy one with the same level of output.

The feeder all by itself is $1,500 new

But to be honest I would rather build something over buy it any day because when you build something you better understand how it works and when you know how something works you are a better user of it.

Sorry for the late reply guys I have been very busy lately.
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Hi good job with the mig welder, I'm new in this forum, do you have more precise information about the transformer, I'm trying to build one but I need information about the primary/secondary windings and the wire size for these wirings. I also saw your schematic, have you done aother one with part list and component value. Again a very nice project

A great place to start is with a large battery charger.

Let me explain,

They are low voltage high current high efficiency and also are full wave rectified DC output.

My transformer I have no specs on at all. It was trial and error.

But it was out of an industrial UPS backup system for Kaufmanns It was 220V in 48V out to charge 4- 12V batteries in series.

To be honest if you have a 1,000 amp deep cycle battery and a mig wire feeder. You now have a mig welder at its simplest form.

I will try to place values into my schematic list for you.

If it ever comes back online allot of good information was here,

www.diywelder.com
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I took a look at my 160 amp mig. the max open circuit voltage is 30 and the rated volts is 21 at full output.

My 300 amp hobart TIG has a ratings plate that says max OCV is 75 and 32 at full output.

my lincoln sp100 says 88 amps /18 volts There is also a "CSA" DC output rating of 62 amps/20 volts
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Thank you very much for taking the time to get this information!


Trust me It will be all re-done in a case Clean as can be all wires slean and tied.
Think of this as a prototype.
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Wires and stuff don't bother me none
I call it industrial art.

Just keep that electricity away from falling steel and shop debris. I know my welders take a beating when I'm doing alot of tacking and mocking stuff up and get all tangled up in the job. I think you are doing something alot of guys wished they could do.

There is no greater satisfaction than building things and using tools that you made to build them.

Phil the rod builder doesn't have a clue.
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Industrial art, now that is far better description of this DIY welder than "Rube Goldberg conglomeration"! Anyone who looks at a successful project such as this and calls it anything but the ingenious piece of work that it is just about has to be doing so out of envy.
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You know what I would love to see????

The persons face expression that goes to him and asks if he can weld something for them. He pulls this thing out and welds away!
That would be awesome! I love doing things like that. Most of the time people have no idea what to say or do, they just stand there in amazement.
Then we usually sit around for a few beers while they tell me how they did it.
Oops, I mean how I.........
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This thread may be a bit dated but I am glad it's back I would really like an update on this thing, how is it working out?
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This thread may be a bit dated but I am glad it's back I would really like an update on this thing, how is it working out?

Well not much has changed I am still waiting on a good set of diodes for it. My case I had saved for it, got damaged in the water line break I had in my garage so I am mostly back at square one

The welder is still welding strong though at half power (only have (2) diodes)

I will be sure to update this thread as I get more done to it.


About the above comment,

A short time ago a friend of mine had his rake brake I said bring it over I will weld it for you,
He walked in handed me the parts and I rolled my welder out he had a funny look on his face.. After explaining it was my welder and after he stopped laughing I told him to watch his eyes and I fixed his rake and handed it back to him only to spend the next 4 hours explaining how it worked and him playing around with it.

haha It is moments like that that make it worth it
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