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Old 03-28-2017, 06:53 AM
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Got a neww tool for the home shop

Figured I'd invest the money, just got back from twisting Uncle Sam's arm, that's one cheap SOB. I can tell ya that.

Here is the the tool the next course of action will be the cart.

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Old 03-28-2017, 06:58 AM
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Well I fat fingered that, found no way to edit OP.....is that possible, no edit function, or am I blind?

So here is what was left out of the post...

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Old 03-31-2017, 08:42 PM
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Got up some materials and bought a tank of shielding gas during the week.

Today went by HF purchased one of those high quality hand trucks.

Out with the saws-all for some quick adjustments. Put together the front wheel pad and mocked up the wheel set. After satisfied put it on the table, clamped the mounting blocks in place. Foremen checks and inspects for square and signs it off for welding.
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Your shop foreman looks like a real slave driver!
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Old 04-01-2017, 07:40 PM
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Good progress today, cut and moved the hand truck platform from vertical to horizontal. Made and welded a ring on it so as to locate and secure the base of the gas cylinder. Finished a frame for the welder to sit in. Also made made the uprights that secure the tank in the cart, see rope.

That done dress rehearsal, put the welder on and check fit. Tomorrow I'll bend up a pan to fit below for the TIG supplies, foot peddle ect. Already hate the way the ground and torch look wrapped around the front and handle, can sort that out then.

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Old 04-04-2017, 06:39 AM
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TIG cart done machine placed....... fun little project, useful too

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Turned out nice, I broke in my Diversion 165 the same way. What model is yours, Im squinting to see
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that's awesome! If Tig is new to you a good project for practice is to get long strips about 1" wide and however long. You just cut a bunch to 4"-10" long and run beads on the outside corner and inside. Generally, I've learned for outside corners you need more gas and more roundish tungsten. Less gas, sharper tungsten, and more stick out for inside corners. Just keep doing that. I plan on doing some in a couple days cause it's great practice. The pieces I do are about 1/8" thick. It will even help you with the thinner stuff and much easier to learn with.
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:04 AM
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Tech69,

You're correct regarding practice, it sure is different than the mig. I wish, in the past I had, had more gas welding experience. I'm pretty sure that knowledge would flatten the learning curve .

Will use your suggestions, for the experience. One never knows what can be discovered trying different methods ..... thanks

Had a gas lens removed it, actually think the arc is steadier without it. I know that flies in the face of many. If in the future I find a need, always have it.

Not concerned about a stack of dimes, more interested in sold, clean welds.


I do see a resemblance of them, as a natural tig weld result.

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That is some good stuff, nothing but the best!

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I think the gas lens work amazing. Can't really say if I'm saving on gas but my tungsten seems to get more welds out of them before resharpening. Lot of people like 'em and a lot of people think they aren't needed. I like them and really can see the difference in aluminum. Not sure if yours has a pulse setting but mine doesn't so it helps to manual pulse. In essence, it's pressing your pedal down when adding filler and letting it up as you travel and it gets hotter. The pulse and timing will give you the stack of dimes. It's great practice and a goal to achieve. If you ever do headers that nice look comes in handy. It's in high demand in the good hot rod shops.
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Old 01-19-2018, 09:30 AM
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Tech69,

Pulse.....now that's some good real world knowledge right there. Wondered what that did and its advantage, makes sense.

I will be following in your foot steps, as my welder lacks that as a feature. So funny cause I'd get the puddle running. Then the race begins dip, move, the more it heated, the faster I'd go LOL And of course the weld was very flat in the end, got to know when to lift



Damn that's so simple, but only something a user can know. You've really provided me with some grate working usable insight .

Thanks again,

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with pulse you won't feel the need to change your timing, and shouldn't. Apart from the manual pulsing going on there will be a general taper going on as well. So ad that to your torch angle, dipping it, and getting the pulse and taper going right and it gets difficult. Another good thing is to leave your rod close to the gas as possible at all times. A bigger cup helps with keeping the rod clean as well. Sometimes that alone will compel me to go bigger with the cup.
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Thats really cool. It looks like it has drag racing ladder bars. Im getting some ideas. Fat go kart slicks in back. chrome wheels... Hmmmm. I love it.
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Old 02-18-2018, 07:58 PM
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Found a better use for a skill saw blade sharpener. Now a tungsten grinder found at the end of the walk of shame.

Housing seal by SBC valve cover gasket .......

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