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Old 12-24-2009, 05:50 AM
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Lots of great inventions !

A small bit of advice that mght help with some of the photo's. Assuming you are using a digital camera and not a cell phone there is usually a "macro" function that allows the camera to focus in the close up range.
but for Gods sake, don't read the manual to find out how to use that function, you will loose your man card. Go at it like I do, try all the dam options until I figure it out, wasting hours of my time, LOL.

Oh, and it is best to do this out in the shop away from the wifes eyes, or other wise she will have some stupid comment like " why don't you read the manual?"

Merry Christmas fellas

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Thought I would add this one.
36" paper roll cutter. Thought I would practice welding a bit.

had some rusty scrap around and thought I may as well put it to use.

copper tube for paper holder, 3 pieces of left over t-bar ceiling system with $4 harbor freight blade welded to it, center carb stud to hold down air cleaner guides the tbar down while the carb springs pull it down tight (but not to tight). I have a tape holder there too, so when you pull paper tape will be at edge (ran out of tape). Works great.





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I thought I would go ahead and address table issue.
The table is solid but the legs are not assembled very well and wobbles bad.



Un-bolted the wood off the legs and was glad the 3x3x1/16 metal legs were extremely sturdy.


had a piece of 3x3x1/16 unistrut in the corner. Cut in half was the exact width of the table . Welded all sides. Also I did sand off the galvanized coating and paint from metals, although it does not look like it.



painted- HF welding mask does work great, thought I would throw that in.


Gona pick up some caster for it soon, may be today. I do get excited when I have time to do this kinda stuff.
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looks great Mr Gm.
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thanks, i welded some casters on today. rolls nice and smooth . i <3 HF
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My dad made a pair of these jackstands probably before I was born. I think they used to be tractor axle housings, I'm not sure. I wish I had another pair of them.
That is a classic, I have a pair myself. And those are early Ford axle housings, not a tractor.

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MRGM is that a Miller Passport in the photos or is it a suitcase welder? If that is the Passport have you ever ran the small one pound bottles of gas on it? And if you have how long do they last? We have a Miller Passport at work and we like the portability of the 110 volt welders like the Miller 140. That is why we chose the passport is because of the portability of it and being able to run it on 110 and 220. I really like the welder but I can't get them to try the 1 pound bottles because they don't think they will last long enough to buy them so we just run flux core in it.
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MRGM,

Luv the hand drawn frowney faces and the running commentary.

By the way, speaking of frowney faces for you curmudgeons. Did you know it takes over 40 muscles to show a frown...but only 4 to give the finger? (Heard last week on Prairie Home Companion of all places.)
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MRGM is that a Miller Passport in the photos or is it a suitcase welder? If that is the Passport have you ever ran the small one pound bottles of gas on it? And if you have how long do they last? We have a Miller Passport at work and we like the portability of the 110 volt welders like the Miller 140. That is why we chose the passport is because of the portability of it and being able to run it on 110 and 220. I really like the welder but I can't get them to try the 1 pound bottles because they don't think they will last long enough to buy them so we just run flux core in it.
yes it is the Miller Passport Plus. the little 12oz internal bottle lasts at least 20 min. (for the small stuff I have been doing it lasts a lot longer) continuous welding, or 20 feet of heavy duty welding. I went ahead and bought an extra bottle (just the regular paintball CO2 bottles) from Academy sports for $20 and filled it for $3, just in case I run out in the middle of something. I can change them on the fly with no problem. I have been using the .030 wire. I also bought the flux core because I thought it would not last long also, I was wrong. You can buy and have bottle of reserve if you get into long welding. So far I have been doing 17/18 gauge to 1/8" on a regular extension cord with no problems at all. No heat issues, works like a champ.
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MRGM,

Luv the hand drawn frowney faces and the running commentary.

By the way, speaking of frowney faces for you curmudgeons. Did you know it takes over 40 muscles to show a frown...but only 4 to give the finger? (Heard last week on Prairie Home Companion of all places.)
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We have a Miller Passport at work and always run bare wire. We had our local supplier make us a special bottle for it.
It is a "60" with one of those no cap tops on it and is filled with #6.
It is easy to transport and lasts far longer than messing with those little bottles, and needless to say we dont have the messy fluxcor welds.
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I've made tons of homemade tools. Lots for the hovercrafts that my dad and I built over the years. Plus I'm an industrial mechanic so I've made plenty of SST (special service tools)

Here is one from a hovercraft project, I just stumbled on this video on my computer.

The summer after I graduated Highschool (2003) I designed and built a 1/2 scale RC hovercraft, 6' long 5hp garden tiller engine, 30" foam prop I designed and built, etc........

Anyways I've been into wood turning for a long time so I figured why not make a lathe to turn a thrust duct for the hovercraft. I cut 2 30.25" disks with a home made router circle cutter, spaced them apart with 2x4's and had a 1" hole drilled through the center. Then wrapped the disks with 1/8" plywood for the liner of the duct and then wrapped I think 2" foam around that. I then mounted a 1" dowel cantilever style to the work bench. Next I made a treadle lathe and used that to spin the duct and used some drywall sanding screen to turn it down into an airfoil shape. (sanding screen works great for sanding foam btw)

Anyway here is a quick video of it.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93Qr2PRlKlw

And a couple finished pictures of the rc hover, I designed and build pretty much everything but the engine, pulleys and belt.



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Did you just brain wash me with that video.
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Old 05-08-2010, 04:41 AM
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I was trying...........

Did it work????????


Do you feel the urge to finish up laying the laminate flooring in my house so I can go out in the garage and work on our beetle project??????

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Did you just brain wash me with that video.
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I was trying...........

Did it work????????


Do you feel the urge to finish up laying the laminate flooring in my house so I can go out in the garage and work on our beetle project??????

LOL


No, just a craving to eat lunch meat on the floor in my kitchen....think you were off a little.
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