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Old 02-16-2013, 06:31 PM   #46
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Must.....resist.....this......thread.......



You guys are killing me!



I'm in the grips of lathe / mill envy.


Nice work by all. Thanks much for sharing.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:55 AM   #47
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Must.....resist.....this......thread.......



You guys are killing me!



I'm in the grips of lathe / mill envy.


Nice work by all. Thanks much for sharing.
Hgr has a large selection of mills... Just saying
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:03 AM   #48
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went to start on a set of cr500 swingarm extensions this morning, started to move my bandsaw and promptly broke off the lower guide:


briefly contemplated buying a much larger saw, but decided against that. i figured i could machine up a new guide, but how to cut the stock with out a saw..
Being lazy I just cleaned up what was left of the guide in the mill

tapped, and bolted together
But the question is- how did you break that guide off when moving it ? I worked in a shop years ago with a similar type saw that had a long adjustable guide on the opposite side, a piece of material landed on the saw while cutting and the guide broke but and the blade didnt, some of that cast is not very good, I recall welding it was a treat, like welding with the gas off. Nice work ! I think I see a new saw in your future ?
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:11 AM   #49
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But the question is- how did you break that guide off when moving it ? I worked in a shop years ago with a similar type saw that had a long adjustable guide on the opposite side, a piece of material landed on the saw while cutting and the guide broke but and the blade didnt, some of that cast is not very good, I recall welding it was a treat, like welding with the gas off. Nice work ! I think I see a new saw in your future ?
Pure stupidity on my part, I had a small table for vertical cutting on and the saw was resting on it in the down position. The table bolts to the lower guide. I put some downward pressure when I moved it and it snapped. The guide is cast Al, and judging how it was breaking when milling not a very good casting.

Ive been wanting a larger 7x12 saw since I bought this 4x6 10 years ago..
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:25 PM   #50
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Heres a simple one.



This is a top retainer I made for my tank pump, the weld is the result of me screwing it up, forgot to set the 0,0 and cut into the lead-in from the last cut on the sheet. Then the center drop flipped after being cut and caught the nozzle which is why the hole is not perfect. The only thing perfect was the example of how the easiest part can turn out the worst when your head isnt in the game. End result - it worked and It was for me so I dont have to recut it.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:19 AM   #51
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Hgr has a large selection of mills... Just saying

Kirkster, I can meet you there too!!! If you've never been it's pretty fun to walk around the place they have a TON of stuff
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:53 PM   #52
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Finished welding the subframe tank

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Old 02-19-2013, 03:32 AM   #53
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Finished welding the subframe tank

What/where is hgr? I've got my eyes on a fully tooled Clausing here locally, but I need to sell a LOT of panniers first. Heheheh...

Sailah, your welds are lookin' mighty fine! Keep up the good work!
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:59 AM   #54
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Hgr industrial surplus in euclid oh. Check it out.

I only showed the good side haha. I need some more practice. I find the heftier metal easier to weld
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Hgr industrial surplus in euclid oh. Check it out.

I only showed the good side haha. I need some more practice. I find the heftier metal easier to weld
I think those welds look great !
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:42 AM   #56
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Even a blind pig finds a truffle every now and then.lol

Outside 90 degree corners are still a struggle for me. Flat welds and valley welds are easiest for me. That plate flange welded beautifully with nice fat beads. The thinner aluminum is always a delicate dance I find.

I also have no good place to sit down and weld. Everything is welded standing up with out good elbow support. That makes a huge difference in consistency I think
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Sailah...those skills are mad. Keep it up

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Old 02-20-2013, 06:02 PM   #58
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New project. Starting with a 1/2" plate here


Turn it into a couple plates like this


Then start welding the frames.


I have very little idea what the end use is, but I know everything on this job is heavy. We will see what tomorrow brings
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:05 PM   #59
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New project. Starting with a 1/2" plate here


Turn it into a couple plates like this


Then start welding the frames.


I have very little idea what the end use is, but I know everything on this job is heavy. We will see what tomorrow brings
Nice work, Dan-o!

Thanks for posting up your work.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:58 AM   #60
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More on the project or as some may view it: a moron on the project

This is called a pallet when complete. I holds a #3000 lb eye on the sky microwave something or another that looks at ..... well I dont know what it really looks at but what ever it is and doing- this is a lot of material for something that only weighs 3k,less then 5' tall and rated for 152mph vertical wind.
These are the lifting points that will get attached maybe tomorrow.



Some tiny threaded rod to be cut 1.3/8 -6 B7 (4140)



Tig welded into 3/4" support - top welds not too pretty, I am a little out of practice and the course thread liked to mess with me a little as you walked around them, the top weld is technically a water seal the original plan did not call for it, it went back to the engineer for approval prior. The bottom is plug welded where the rod is chamfered and set in .300" , it's a big plug weld


End of the day test to make sure the mount plate fits, dropped on but I do admit I had to adjust two of the 8 just to get them centered perfect, I fear after all this finish welding if they are not perfect now it could be a headache later.


Its nice to a have a job where I can work for days on pieces then like a puzzle start building, just cool shit (IMO)
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