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

Postby motox » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:05 am

5th st
i see you do numerous shapes and fixtures.
do you have several customers or do you build for one source?
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby 5th Street Fab » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:52 pm

motox wrote:5th st
i see you do numerous shapes and fixtures.
do you have several customers or do you build for one source?
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I work for North River boats so most of the things you see are for them.

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

Postby motox » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:04 am

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awesome array of projects.
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby Jakedaawg » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:25 pm

@5th Street Fab

Just out of curiosity, are the long runs that you do done with mig? Do you use both processes?
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby 5th Street Fab » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:01 am

Jakedaawg wrote:@5th Street Fab

Just out of curiosity, are the long runs that you do done with mig? Do you use both processes?
It depends. I try to tig anything that will be seen or anything that's critical. Everything else is migged.

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

Postby reflexsa » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:25 am

Hey all, recently started welding and TIG welding and have been trying to get some practice in. I don't nearly get around to it as much as I should.
Really see some amazing work being done here on the forum, truly incredible!

Some of the sides are not looking too good and I can only assume way too much heat on the stainless part :cry:
Have been struggling a bit with the stainless for some reason, I'm thinking my filler it too thick so I can't move as fast as I want to.
Hopefully I will tackle a more useful project soon, i.e. aluminium water tank for my car.
Also got my TIG finger combo, was pretty expensive to get it to me, but definitely worth it considering the wealth of knowledge that is available.
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby cj737 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:14 am

reflexsa wrote:Hey all, recently started welding and TIG welding and have been trying to get some practice in. I don't nearly get around to it as much as I should.
Really see some amazing work being done here on the forum, truly incredible!

Some of the sides are not looking too good and I can only assume way too much heat on the stainless part :cry:
Have been struggling a bit with the stainless for some reason, I'm thinking my filler it too thick so I can't move as fast as I want to.
Hopefully I will tackle a more useful project soon, i.e. aluminium water tank for my car.
Also got my TIG finger combo, was pretty expensive to get it to me, but definitely worth it considering the wealth of knowledge that is available.
20170916_191350.jpg

20170916_191423.jpg

IMG-20170926-WA0002.jpg

Welds look good from a consistency perspective, but way too hot. With stainless, heat control is a major challenge. A few fusion tracks to hold the sides together, then weld only one edge. Let cool! Then weld another edge elsewhere. Let cool! And keep rotating to farther edges. Stainless is terrible at dissipating heat, so patience and input control is paramount.

Maybe a smaller wire too for that project. It takes a lot less amps to weld stainless than the equal thickness carbon steel.
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby reflexsa » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:48 am

cj737 wrote:
reflexsa wrote:Hey all, recently started welding and TIG welding and have been trying to get some practice in. I don't nearly get around to it as much as I should.
Really see some amazing work being done here on the forum, truly incredible!

Some of the sides are not looking too good and I can only assume way too much heat on the stainless part :cry:
Have been struggling a bit with the stainless for some reason, I'm thinking my filler it too thick so I can't move as fast as I want to.
Hopefully I will tackle a more useful project soon, i.e. aluminium water tank for my car.
Also got my TIG finger combo, was pretty expensive to get it to me, but definitely worth it considering the wealth of knowledge that is available.
20170916_191350.jpg

20170916_191423.jpg

IMG-20170926-WA0002.jpg

Welds look good from a consistency perspective, but way too hot. With stainless, heat control is a major challenge. A few fusion tracks to hold the sides together, then weld only one edge. Let cool! Then weld another edge elsewhere. Let cool! And keep rotating to farther edges. Stainless is terrible at dissipating heat, so patience and input control is paramount.

Maybe a smaller wire too for that project. It takes a lot less amps to weld stainless than the equal thickness carbon steel.

Thank you for that advice! I really didn't give this piece a chance to cool in between welds.
I think next time I should make a few of them at the same time, that way I can keep busy but also let them cool in between. I'm also learning that having little jigs or something to help you hold things is really important in making your life easier.
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby cj737 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:37 am

reflexsa wrote:
cj737 wrote:
reflexsa wrote:Hey all, recently started welding and TIG welding and have been trying to get some practice in. I don't nearly get around to it as much as I should.
Really see some amazing work being done here on the forum, truly incredible!

Some of the sides are not looking too good and I can only assume way too much heat on the stainless part :cry:
Have been struggling a bit with the stainless for some reason, I'm thinking my filler it too thick so I can't move as fast as I want to.
Hopefully I will tackle a more useful project soon, i.e. aluminium water tank for my car.
Also got my TIG finger combo, was pretty expensive to get it to me, but definitely worth it considering the wealth of knowledge that is available.
20170916_191350.jpg

20170916_191423.jpg

IMG-20170926-WA0002.jpg

Welds look good from a consistency perspective, but way too hot. With stainless, heat control is a major challenge. A few fusion tracks to hold the sides together, then weld only one edge. Let cool! Then weld another edge elsewhere. Let cool! And keep rotating to farther edges. Stainless is terrible at dissipating heat, so patience and input control is paramount.

Maybe a smaller wire too for that project. It takes a lot less amps to weld stainless than the equal thickness carbon steel.

Thank you for that advice! I really didn't give this piece a chance to cool in between welds.
I think next time I should make a few of them at the same time, that way I can keep busy but also let them cool in between. I'm also learning that having little jigs or something to help you hold things is really important in making your life easier.

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Horse bit

Postby MarkL » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:18 am

My wife asked me to make this bit 3/8" narrower, taking half off each side. The hard part was making a fixture to hold it in the same angle for rewelding, and not have it warp. It's some kind of polished stainless. The bead came out looking pretty nice but I had to make it smooth because the horse bites down on the part where the weld is. So I used a flap disk then successively finer grained sand paper.
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