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Old 10-27-2007, 06:52 AM
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Here is my Mig welder I built because I could not afford one.
Here is the gun a 600amp Tweco gun I got of eBay for $24
The Feeder is a Lincoln LN-9 Wire feeder ( or so I was told) bought it for scrap on eBay for $20
Nice work. Quick question. Which category are you looking in on ebay? I have an old Marquette (over 20 years old). The gun's gas supply hose is breaking down on the inside and not passing gas correctly. Sometimes it is fine, other times it acts plugged up. I have checked everything and am 99% sure I need a new gun. Problem is, I am having trouble finding one. Got to thinking that maybe I could replace the feeder with a more "popular" version so I could use a readily available gun. Maybe they don't turn up on ebay that often and you got lucky or maybe (hopefully) I am looking in the wrong place.

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Old 10-27-2007, 09:24 PM
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While I am still curious about which category to check in, my welder problem was solved today. After an unsuccessful trip to a welding supply place yesterday, I was on my way to another one today. I stopped into Steve's Wholesale Tools on my way to see what they had. Got to talking with Ron there. He suggested some places I might try. After some more talk, he showed me the Tweco Mini they had in stock. Lo and behold, it was what I was looking for. $39.95 plus tax! Back up and welding.
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:32 PM
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Nice job on the welder.
Can you tell me how your power supply works? I do have some electrical experience and can read the schematic. What I am curious about is how it maintains a constant voltage? It looks like you are adjusting the input voltage with a reactor? Any information would be appreciated. My curiosity is getting the best of me.
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Old 12-15-2007, 09:53 PM
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nice work, I admire you guys that build your own welders, I really want to attempt to build that tig machine someone else built thats on another thread from this forum. I wish I had step by step instructions and exact parts to use. also how to make it with hf start. any help would be much appreciated. but again nice unit, very professional execution.
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:55 AM
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Not to be a killjoy for the kiddys, but isn't this nothing more than a huge waste of time? You can get on the Net and BUY a REAL 185 amp Clarke mig for less than $400........................ 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???

Hmmm..lets see..i could go out and buy a Honda Civic with a cold air intake system and 6 inch exhaust tips and a neon glow in the dark paint and the springs heated to slam it to the ground for about 4 grand....
Or i can BUILD a hotrod of my own from ground up for 4 grand or a little more that is a TRUE hotrod...where's the actual choice?..i see none....
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:29 AM
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Not to be a killjoy for the kiddys, but isn't this nothing more than a huge waste of time? You can get on the Net and BUY a REAL 185 amp Clarke mig for less than $400........................ 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???

I bet this guy has never touched a car, I've read all of his post. if he really has done all the stuff he says, he'd appreciate the inginuity of a home made welder. and I'd read from one of his post about him saying something along the lines about knowing how to build a rat rod down to every last nut and bolt like he was actually doing a REAL restoration, stupid
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WOW , If you ever need a job,look me up I need people like you. I can not express how impressed I am.WOW!!!! This comes from someone that built a 100W stereo at 15 yrs old out of old TV parts WOW!!!!!!! YOUR BATMAN DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DAMN!!! HOLY SHEEEEEEEEEEET ,Now I know you have a cover for it ,right?Of course you do ,anyone with that much talent knows what will happen if slag splatters in that high voltage board.This is absolutly ,hands down the MOST impressive thing I've ever seen on this site.WE should take up a collection and buy him a brand new welder,Mabee even put that in the "oldschool hall of fame".If anyone deserves it YOU do. PM me, Mike O.
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WOW , If you ever need a job,look me up I need people like you. I can not express how impressed I am.WOW!!!! This comes from someone that built a 100W stereo at 15 yrs old out of old TV parts WOW!!!!!!! YOUR BATMAN DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DAMN!!! HOLY SHEEEEEEEEEEET ,Now I know you have a cover for it ,right?Of course you do ,anyone with that much talent knows what will happen if slag splatters in that high voltage board.This is absolutly ,hands down the MOST impressive thing I've ever seen on this site.WE should take up a collection and buy him a brand new welder,Mabee even put that in the "oldschool hall of fame".If anyone deserves it YOU do. PM me, Mike O.


That sounds like sarcasm and if so it is totally out of line. If not you need to be a bit more careful in how you word a reply.

This little project is indeed a very impressive accomplishment and says a lot for the ingenuity of the builder.
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:18 PM
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I dunno how i missed this thread when it was new but that is one neat little welder there How is it holding up (if the original poster is still around)
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I don't think he has posted for a couple of years and only 23 posts then but he sure made a neat contribution while he was here (unlike some people), it sure would be a shame if he is gone.

Hey DJ, if you are still around we really liked this thing so how about an up date?
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Are you out of you f ing mind old red?How could that possibly be taken as sarcasum? YOU sporting for something your not ready for?I want to buy a new welder for that man ask martinsr ,I pm ed today keep it up and you'll be red in the face with embarresment
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Yes its a very old thread that I was so impressed with it I just had respond to it those are the ones I'm here for,to help along and incourage not for know it alls that think they know it all and cant wait for any opertunity to blow hot air out of their big cyber balls.Its "under homemade welder" if anyone wants to see something truely impressive and not some old farts in a pee pee contest
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:59 PM
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I don't think he has posted for a couple of years and only 23 posts then but he sure made a neat contribution while he was here (unlike some people), it sure would be a shame if he is gone.

Hey DJ, if you are still around we really liked this thing so how about an up date?
you may want to check out ALL my posts before you open your mouth again to ME,at least know what your talking about.Then you'll know who your talking about also.Now I'll stop before I get mad
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That is the problem with a reply like that there is no way for the computer to grin and that does sound very much like sarcasm whether it was meant that way or not. Maybe not and if you say it wasn't then it wasn't but the way it is worded it could easily be taken either way. If you want to get mad for me taking it the wrong way that's entirely up to you but with posts like that you need to be a bit clearer in what you intend or it could happen more often.

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Old 04-13-2009, 07:27 PM
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Are you out of you f ing mind old red?How could that possibly be taken as sarcasum? YOU sporting for something your not ready for?I want to buy a new welder for that man ask martinsr ,I pm ed today keep it up and you'll be red in the face with embarresment
You really need a lesson in internet social skills.
Sporting for something your not ready for?
Try a 2 week vacation.

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