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My 3g on 1" plate 7018 stringers......

Postby AKweldshop » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:31 pm

I did this quite a while ago.

Used 3 different welders, and 3 different brands of 7018.

Those plates were 3" flat bar and had my CWI friend throw them on his track torch.
Cleaned the plates off with a flap disk.....

Pics should finish the story.

John

As far as amps, anywhere from 100-120....
All stringers.....

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Re: My 3g on 1" plate 7018 stringers......

Postby plain ol Bill » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:53 pm

Nice looking straps!
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Re: My 3g on 1" plate 7018 stringers......

Postby Otto Nobedder » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:56 pm

Dirty jeans? Dirty nails, too!

It takes a week's vacation for me to have clean nails, and it somehow feels wrong...

Nice bends!

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Re: My 3g on 1" plate 7018 stringers......

Postby RocketSurgeon » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:15 pm

Niiiiiiiiiiiice!
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Re: My 3g on 1" plate 7018 stringers......

Postby AKweldshop » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:24 pm

Thanks guys....

I wanted to post this to show all you guys I can run stringers.

But I'll always weave given the choice. 8-) 8-)
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Re: My 3g on 1" plate 7018 stringers......

Postby Superiorwelding » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:42 am

Good job John!!
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Re: My 3g on 1" plate 7018 stringers......

Postby AKweldshop » Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:01 pm

Superiorwelding wrote:Good job John!!
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Thanks my friend. :)
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Re: My 3g on 1" plate 7018 stringers......

Postby Boomer63 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:20 am

AKweldshop wrote:Thanks guys....

I wanted to post this to show all you guys I can run stringers.

But I'll always weave given the choice. 8-) 8-)


Nice work! All through the 1990's I was a confirmed stringer guy and would run stringers rather than a weave unless the WPS called for it. Now, I prefer a weave and don't like running stringers. I don't know why the change, or exactly when it happened, but there it is!
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Re: My 3g on 1" plate 7018 stringers......

Postby Otto Nobedder » Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:22 pm

For me, there's something in the rhythm of a weave that makes for a more even bead and more consistent fill of the toes. It's also slightly hypnotic, so more relaxing than focusing on keeping stringers even in width and height.

Also, my hands shake a fair bit, so the weave is kind-of working "with" the problem, where stringers seem to work against it.
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Re: My 3g on 1" plate 7018 stringers......

Postby Boomer63 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:47 am

Otto Nobedder wrote:For me, there's something in the rhythm of a weave that makes for a more even bead and more consistent fill of the toes. It's also slightly hypnotic, so more relaxing than focusing on keeping stringers even in width and height.

Also, my hands shake a fair bit, so the weave is kind-of working "with" the problem, where stringers seem to work against it.
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So are you saying that for you, a weave is some kind of eastern thought, meditative, Zen sort of thing? Do you become 'one' with the weld?
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