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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby weldit321@gmail.com » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:27 am

I made a bunch of trophies out of old car parts for the car show we threw a couple weeks ago.
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby weldit321@gmail.com » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:29 am

And here is a 4150 holley intake 102mm Throttle elbow.
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and some 3" intercooler Vband flanges
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby weldin mike 27 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:59 am

Fantastic work. Much better than chinsy cheap trophies
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby ignatz200 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:18 am

Just thought to post a little project I’ve been working on. This is to be a fairly robust rolling table to support a really heavy, cast iron, hot foil stamping press that a friend of mine uses for her leather work. The legs on this are 5cm square tubing with 2mm wall thickness.

As you can see in the first photo, my welding table is not really so heavy duty, being a little homemade affair with a 5mm-thick top that I threw together for myself. My usual work is metal sculpture and some simple hobby stuff, so I never bothered with clamping holes or such. This project is somewhat on the large side of things for me and so I’ve had to be a bit ‘creative’ to make things work out…. thus that armload of woodworkers clamps and a couple of nylon straps to pull the whole thing together. Pretty ‘Mickey Mouse’, but it works.

That torch you see hanging there is a 17-style with button control, which was just fine for the ‘walk-around’ I did - pecking a tack here... and then a tack there - prior to removing the project from the bench and welding it all out.
In the second photo the table is mostly welded out and I’m attaching the plates that will serve to mount the wheels. Since the project is larger than my little welding table, I clamped on some outriggers to serve as supports.

Of course, with such a small welding table I have no real way to lock down my work sufficiently to avoid weld-induced stress. I can only try to minimize distortion and then deal with the effects. In this case I used a precision level to first level out my support surface and then, once the plates were slid into place under the legs of that table project I used the level on the top surface of the project and made certain that it too was blocked up level. Sure enough the table had pulled a bit during the final welding and there was a wee bit of ‘air’ between the leg and wheel plate on one side. I compensated for this by first welding the other three plates and then, with everything clamped down, was able to weld-fill that slight gap between the other leg and plate so as to bring it round right. The wheels are fixed in place with bolts so even if I’m still a little out I can slip in some shim material between plate and wheel to compensate and make it roll true on a level surface.

Last of all I include a close-up of one of the wheel mounting plates in progress. I don’t think my welding will win any prizes, but it’s certainly good enough for purpose and I’m pretty sure that seam won’t let go anytime soon. Those clamps are there to secure the plate to the outrigger and to try to minimize the tendency of the plate to distort during the weld-up.

One last thing: I did sort of shoot myself in the leg when I designed this table. I used my #17 torch for most of the welding and the outer seams on the wheel plates, but the amount of space between the lowest cross bars and the wheel plates is just so small ( 4cm = 1.6inch) that there was no way I could even get the torch head in there. That CK-9 Super Flex you see in the second photo did allow me to wrap the welds around towards the inside a ways, but even there it was just a wee bit too tight to allow me to run the weld seam all the way through. ( big sigh of frustration! ) :( Stubby gas lens kit, anyone?
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby byumetalman » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:37 pm

Lunch anyone? :P
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby Warrenh » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:33 am

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Leaning post for a poling platform on a flats boat.

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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby Poland308 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:22 am

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New gas service at one of the local schools. Gas provider set the new meter and I ran new pipe into the building. Only had a 4 hour window for actual shut down.
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby Coldman » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:00 am

4hrs that's crazy man. You wouldn't have had time to scratch !


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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby Poland308 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:56 pm

Fortunately I was able to do most of the work ahead of time. the only thing left on shutdown day what's to bolt up the last 4 inch flange and do the two welds on the tee.
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby Rick_H » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:15 pm

Made a nice adjustable engine support while I swap the junk auto out of my TDI Jetta. A few pics of some oher stuff I'm building...
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Tooling storage cabinet I'm building
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