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

Postby Warrenh » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:57 pm

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A simple poling platform but challenging because of the compound angles and keeping it all symetrical.

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

Postby Warrenh » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:58 pm

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A simple poling platform but challenging because of the compound angles and keeping it all symetrical.

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

Postby Poland308 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:40 pm

Looks very professional!
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby pgk » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:39 am

Looks great Warren, I hate compound angles! :)
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby Warrenh » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:05 pm

Yeah. They are aggrevating. The stern leans forward and angles out and the mounting points are wider than the top. And the sides are mirror images so you cant just copy direct.

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

Postby BigD » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:12 am

Not my best welds but was still a fun project. Industrial side job came my way. 1/4” tube and angle, 1/2” base, pushing the limits of my 210DX, messing with the AC balance (decreased EP with a higher cleaning balance to keep the puddle clean but not fry the 1/8” tungsten) and using a low frequency helped punch it in. Should have probably got some Helium but it worked well enough. Did multiple passes on parts of the base just to be sure.

Had to experiment with technique to create a preheat with the torch, walking it back and forth super tight in the root until it would start wetting in, then add filler, step it forward, further than needed, back and forth a bit... then after about 1/2-1" of that, I could weld like normal.

Stuff like this makes me want a 350 but I don't think I will ever justify getting rid of the 210, I absolutely adore it. I can toss it in the truck and go anywhere with a 110 plug to stick metal together and I have to do stuff this thick once every few years. I'm definitely picking up a Helium bottle today though so I can learn how far that will take me.

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

Postby Jakedaawg » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:31 pm

Thanks for posting that @BigD

It's nice to see stuff and hear what had to be done to accomplish it.

We had a little squall come through and I have been busy repairing some aluminum dock sections. Similar issues even if I do have a few more amps available.
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby 5th Street Fab » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:22 pm

Finally got a new phone. I lost all my pics though so I started fresh this week.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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

Postby 5th Street Fab » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:27 pm

Some swivel chair chair riserImageImageImageImage

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

Postby motox » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:03 am

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looks like most of that stuff is about .125 ?
do you favor 1/8 rod or 3/32?
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