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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 11:17 AM
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Posted By dorkpunch
Idaho is about the same... Road home in this the...

Idaho is about the same... Road home in this the other day:

http://dorkpunch.smugmug.com/Other/Dugs-Junk-2015/i-CHmGMBb/0/L/IMG_7860-L.jpg
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Forum: The Garage 04-21-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 662,764
Posted By dorkpunch
Are you sure its aluminum? Could be magnesium...

Are you sure its aluminum? Could be magnesium...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 698,395
Posted By dorkpunch
THIS little gem might actually motivate me to...

THIS little gem might actually motivate me to finish my '74 XL350, that has sat utterly dissassembled for 11? years now because I couldn't find the exact match for the engine cases... Going to have...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 662,764
Posted By dorkpunch
To my untrained eye it looks like your getting...

To my untrained eye it looks like your getting too hot. When you first start it looks decent, but you are either slowing down or not speeding up enough as the metal gets hotter. One of the reasons...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4,760
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Posted By dorkpunch
If it will do AC/DC stick, it can also do AC/DC...

If it will do AC/DC stick, it can also do AC/DC tig... but without a high frequency box you have to scratch-start it for aluminum just like you would for stick welding.
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 662,764
Posted By dorkpunch
The max is 197, but I'm using a pedal so it's...

The max is 197, but I'm using a pedal so it's somewhere between 0 and there...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,760
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Posted By dorkpunch
Off the top of my head... Pure argon, 20 cfm? ...

Off the top of my head... Pure argon, 20 cfm?

Machine settings:

http://dorkpunch.smugmug.com/Other/Dugs-Junk-2015/i-f3NzzZk/0/L/IMG_7777-L.jpg
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 662,764
Posted By dorkpunch
Got my "chinsy" Chinese welder back out today and...

Got my "chinsy" Chinese welder back out today and tried something new- switched it over to steel. Man, am I sucky welder...

Feedback please?!
...
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,583
Posted By dorkpunch
Haven't had much time to play lately. :bluduh ...

Haven't had much time to play lately. :bluduh

Decided it was time to practice a little. Tried something different this time though- switched it over to DC to weld on some steel. With my old...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By dorkpunch
Thanks Jim. Guys- just an FYI. I would love...

Thanks Jim.

Guys- just an FYI. I would love to see what I can do about making stickers but right now we are in the process of fixing/cleaning/packing/listing/selling our house so we can move 2...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By dorkpunch
Sent you a p.m...

Sent you a p.m...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-21-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 73,711
Posted By dorkpunch
Been riding to work for almost a month now. ...

Been riding to work for almost a month now. Hoping to get enough done around the house this next week (spring break) so's I can do a short day ride Friday.

Anyone wanna buy a house in Blackfoot? ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 345,117
Posted By dorkpunch
As long as you are all right... BUT- now's...

As long as you are all right...

BUT- now's your chance. Take it from this:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/turnymom/DSC00711.jpg

To this:
...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 662,764
Posted By dorkpunch
Tried cleaning the filler rod? Are you keeping...

Tried cleaning the filler rod? Are you keeping the rod way out of the heat while you are getting the puddle established? I sometimes have the same problem, and it seems like usually this means I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 698,395
Posted By dorkpunch
Challenge accepted. :norton ...

Challenge accepted. :norton

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/70/Honda_Dream_CB450.jpg

WISH I had that ^^^. I do have a '67 Yamaha Trailmaster very similar to your beautiful...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 698,395
Posted By dorkpunch
No. They aren't even REMOTELY close. You can...

No. They aren't even REMOTELY close. You can tell even the nuts and bolts came from different manufacturer's. Sometimes internal bits like pistons might be similar, but I'm going to go out on a...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 662,764
Posted By dorkpunch
You might be able to return that, I know our...

You might be able to return that, I know our local welding supply has replaced rolls like that in the past. I know, because they donate that mess to me to use at school... :huh
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 662,764
Posted By dorkpunch
Huh. Home Depot apparently carries them,...

Huh. Home Depot apparently carries them, although out of stock?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/AHP-Alpha-TIG-200X-TIG-Stick-Welder-Alpha-TIG-200X/205350929

Wonder if he's swamped filling orders...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 662,764
Posted By dorkpunch
It's just plain old steel. Lets say for the...

It's just plain old steel.

Lets say for the sake of argument, we aren't worried about weld strength, we just need lots and LOTS of practice running beads. Lets also say we don't trust the person...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 662,764
Posted By dorkpunch
Alright. Question for the collective: See this...

Alright. Question for the collective: See this piece of metal?

http://dorkpunch.smugmug.com/Other/Dugs-Junk-2015/i-4G973ZM/0/L/IMG_7559-L.jpg

Anyone have any issues or see any problems with...
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 345,117
Posted By dorkpunch
February in Idaho. *sigh* ...

February in Idaho. *sigh*

http://dorkpunch.smugmug.com/Other/Dugs-Junk-2015/i-5BWNQPp/0/L/IMG_7506-L.jpg

Wait, riding to work regularly in February, in IDAHO!? :clap
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 662,764
Posted By dorkpunch
Double edged sword... Keep in mind I TEACH middle...

Double edged sword... Keep in mind I TEACH middle school metal shop. :deal It is definitely good for kids to learn basic skills no matter what they end up doing later on in life, but tracking a kid...
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6,529
Views: 2,914,335
Posted By dorkpunch
Nice! The transfer tape worked okay then?

Nice! The transfer tape worked okay then?
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6,529
Views: 2,914,335
Posted By dorkpunch
Wow, those are some shinny stickers! :norton

Wow, those are some shinny stickers! :norton
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6,529
Views: 2,914,335
Posted By dorkpunch
Yup. I still have Dad's Fiero, although it will...

Yup. I still have Dad's Fiero, although it will probably be one of the cars in the back corner, and the Impala would be the "driver" by the door.

And yes, you can usually stack push mowers 3...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3,996
Views: 639,522
Posted By dorkpunch
I've used Krylon for plastic on an old YZ125...

I've used Krylon for plastic on an old YZ125 tank. I didn't ever bubble (had the bike for a little over a year?) but it did scratch off a little on trees / branches... :norton
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2015, 06:14 PM
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Views: 2,914,335
Posted By dorkpunch
In all reality, it will probably look something...

In all reality, it will probably look something more like this, but not as clean... :lol3

http://dorkpunch.smugmug.com/Other/Old-House/i-ZmCm7qs/0/L/dorkpunch%20garage%203-L.jpg
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Forum: The Garage 02-15-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6,529
Views: 2,914,335
Posted By dorkpunch
Lift would be awesome but definitely not in the...

Lift would be awesome but definitely not in the cards anytime soon. I would probably get more use out of a gantry style crane...

As to the placement of the truck- I have a few "project"...
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6,529
Views: 2,914,335
Posted By dorkpunch
Alright guys, looking for a little organizational...

Alright guys, looking for a little organizational feedback. In a couple of months, if all goes according to plan, this will be the new dorkpunch garage:
...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 662,764
Posted By dorkpunch
Your link doesnt go to any welder, just the...

Your link doesnt go to any welder, just the northern tool website?

Looking at what they have, if you are refering to the $179 one, it wont do aluminum...

The next cheapest is the hobart at...
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 662,764
Posted By dorkpunch
Pretty dang sweet. I'd LOVE to have a good fab...

Pretty dang sweet. I'd LOVE to have a good fab table like that.

Still practicing with the Alphatig. Getting better, but a long ways to go.
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Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,583
Posted By dorkpunch
I don't have a lot of anything thicker, but I've...

I don't have a lot of anything thicker, but I've got a 4'x10' sheet of this stuff. :deal Reason I'm practicing with it is because it's what I'm going to be using for my "project".
...
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,583
Posted By dorkpunch
This is what I'm talking about... 50% of the...

This is what I'm talking about... 50% of the things I read say use green for aluminum, 50% say either red or that it doesn't matter...

Like I said, I'm currently using red (1/16 as it turns out,...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,583
Posted By dorkpunch
Whats still bugging me is the absolute lack of...

Whats still bugging me is the absolute lack of solid agreement on several parts of the process... Tungsten? ONLY USE GREEN. No, use any tungsten you want, but make sure its good and sharp. Wait,...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,583
Posted By dorkpunch
Yup, watched several of his vids and the Mr. Tig...

Yup, watched several of his vids and the Mr. Tig vids as well. Theres some good info here too:

http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/tig-welder-settings.html
...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,583
Posted By dorkpunch
So not really much to report. I've spent roughly...

So not really much to report. I've spent roughly 3 hours welding- and I'm guessing about half of that was actual weld time. LOTS of monkeying with settings and adjusting things and seeing what knob...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,583
Posted By dorkpunch
Wow, glad I got mine when I did!

Wow, glad I got mine when I did!
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 662,764
Posted By dorkpunch
Will do. I messed around with it a bit more on...

Will do. I messed around with it a bit more on Friday but not a whole lot more to add to my other thread as of yet.
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,583
Posted By dorkpunch
Well I hauled it in to school and set it up. ...

Well I hauled it in to school and set it up. Right off the bat I noticed this...

http://dorkpunch.smugmug.com/Other/Dugs-Junk-2015/i-Mtf2cFw/0/L/IMG_7409-L.jpg

Plastic grating was cracked on...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,583
Posted By dorkpunch
This worried me a little... ...

This worried me a little...

http://dorkpunch.smugmug.com/Other/Dugs-Junk-2015/i-XX43bvb/0/L/IMG_7399-L.jpg

But everything looks okay.
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