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Today 01:41 PM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
That's why I tack it in 3-4 places then planish but it's easier to do what you can before tacking it in there cause if one mating area isn't perfect and you weld onto that seam it will be a little imperfect forever, no matter what you do with it after, or so it "seams". Good stuff, Martin.
I'd love to see your wife when you say Hey honey ,check out this perfect butt.
Today 12:29 PM
MARTINSR
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When my Tig welding gets better I'm sure I'll Tig tack everything but with the limited time I have out there and with a low argon tank I'm not letting it slow me down. At some point though, probably when I swap out the tank, I should spend some time practicing tacking techniques with my Tig. I get scared when I see you hold that torch on there for so long but guys swear to it that it's better than Tig for the thin stuff.
You can also see how close my bare hands are too, there isn't much heat with that jewelers torch.

Brian
Today 10:51 AM
tech69 When my Tig welding gets better I'm sure I'll Tig tack everything but with the limited time I have out there and with a low argon tank I'm not letting it slow me down. At some point though, probably when I swap out the tank, I should spend some time practicing tacking techniques with my Tig. I get scared when I see you hold that torch on there for so long but guys swear to it that it's better than Tig for the thin stuff.
Today 10:47 AM
boothboy
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I agree Tim but have to wonder how far away the refrigerator is..........

John
Easy to solve the problem with the refrigerator. More wheels and a long extension cord.

BB
Today 10:34 AM
MARTINSR
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That's why I tack it in 3-4 places then planish but it's easier to do what you can before tacking it in there cause if one mating area isn't perfect and you weld onto that seam it will be a little imperfect forever, no matter what you do with it after, or so it "seams". Good stuff, Martin.
The remainder of those seams were welded with almost no filler at all, I was pretty damn surprised with a LOT of what my mentor was telling me. Blown away frankly, it sounded like a pipe dream, but damn was he right!

Brian
Today 10:22 AM
tech69 That's why I tack it in 3-4 places then planish but it's easier to do what you can before tacking it in there cause if one mating area isn't perfect and you weld onto that seam it will be a little imperfect forever, no matter what you do with it after, or so it "seams". Good stuff, Martin.
Today 10:18 AM
MARTINSR One of the things my Mentor taught me was that you don't have to perfectly fit every pit of the seam to tack it, ONLY where you are tacking each tack! Very interesting! His guidance helped me do stuff in just a few days I never would have dreamed of.

Check out the video, click on the link or the image.

Brian



http://vid200.photobucket.com/albums...pse1a180bf.mp4
Today 10:16 AM
Too Many Projects
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I agree Tim but have to wonder how far away the refrigerator is..........

John
Oh honey, while you're in the house, could you grab another beer...
Today 10:10 AM
tech69 [QUOTE=MARTINSR;2587266]Try making a perfect butt then you only need one hand with the TIG to tack it, holding it in place with the other hand.

Brian

---------- Post added at 09:04 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:55 AM ----------



easier said than done. I need to find better screws that screw into the buck. They seem to move the piece every time you try to lock it down in place(big threads?), even with pilot holes, this makes it necessary to hold the pieces but they fit the buck great, perfect almost, but the screws seem to tweak the pieces just enough to where it's just better to tack it in there. I'm not so concerned about having 3-4 MIG tack welds and then TIG welding it shut, it doesn't make the work any less quality. I have to better plan my buck cause I try to rush straight to the metal working.
Today 10:04 AM
MARTINSR
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woke up a little hungry, time to go to the garage and eat some metal. Got both sides of my tank metal finished but will wait til I get my MIG gas so I don't tack it with just argon. I could TIG tack it in but I might need that extra hand to hold the metal in place, but it would just be for 3-4 tacks and then it's strictly TIG. So today I think I will get started on the seat as I wait til tomorrow when Barnes Welding Supply is open. This should be a tough one for me as it has inside and outside radiuses mixed together but I'm confident I can handle it. Then it's off to the aquatic park with the little one.
Try making a perfect butt then you only need one hand with the TIG to tack it, holding it in place with the other hand.

Brian

---------- Post added at 09:04 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:55 AM ----------

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I agree Tim but have to wonder how far away the refrigerator is..........

John
LOL, funny thing is there IS a fridge just a few inches to the left of that photo! LOL However, it doesn't work.



This Fridgidare (with GM emblem on it) was in my shops landlords office. She used this thing up until around 1995! When it stopped working I took it home and put it in my back yard to hold gardening stuff. I have to paint it one of these days, it deserves it. And that lady who used it, she was amazing, she passed away at 95 and had worked for this family from 17 years old until 93! She was something else, what a classy lady.

Brian
Today 09:40 AM
tech69 woke up a little hungry, time to go to the garage and eat some metal. Got both sides of my tank metal finished but will wait til I get my MIG gas so I don't tack it with just argon. I could TIG tack it in but I might need that extra hand to hold the metal in place, but it would just be for 3-4 tacks and then it's strictly TIG. So today I think I will get started on the seat as I wait til tomorrow when Barnes Welding Supply is open. This should be a tough one for me as it has inside and outside radiuses mixed together but I'm confident I can handle it. Then it's off to the aquatic park with the little one.
Today 08:49 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by ttrotter View Post
That is a nice! I would guess that most anything could be 'car related' in some way. Just think of all the pondering & planning for your car projects you can do under the nice shade you now have!
I agree Tim but have to wonder how far away the refrigerator is..........

John
Today 08:49 AM
wretched ratchet
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That is a nice! I would guess that most anything could be 'car related' in some way. Just think of all the pondering & planning for your car projects you can do under the nice shade you now have!
perfect place for carb rebuilds
Today 08:23 AM
ttrotter
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Sorry guys, not car related but it's DONE! I got my gazebo up and had lunch there. You may notice that there are wheels under the poles. I assembled it in the driveway then put the wheels to roll it into place then bolted it down after lunch.

I really like this thing, it was so nice for dinner out there tonight. I put an LED rope light around the inside and it is perfect for a quiet dinner out side with the wife.

Brian

That is a nice! I would guess that most anything could be 'car related' in some way. Just think of all the pondering & planning for your car projects you can do under the nice shade you now have!
Yesterday 10:25 AM
tech69 looks like no progress but there's been a lot. When I work at night it's all wheeling and no hammering so I worked on the radiuses with the wheel and got the left side to hug the buck properly. Today I make a radius gauge and really fine tune it, finish up the rear of the tank, tack each side together in a couple places, planish some more by hand, and then TIG weld it shut. It's coming out a lot nicer than my first tank, but it is an easier one to fab as well.

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