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Aluminum boxes

Postby mcoe » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:41 pm

I have been playing around with a sheet metal brake on some 16 gauge diamond tread aluminum building everything from toolboxes to dog boxes. Thought I'd share.
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Re: Aluminum boxes

Postby Farmwelding » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:47 pm

Well those turned out nice. What did you use to cut the sheet?
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Re: Aluminum boxes

Postby mcoe » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:50 pm

Milwaukee cordless metal cutting circular saw and I cut the corners with a vertical bandsaw.
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Re: Aluminum boxes

Postby exnailpounder » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:38 am

That dog box is really cool. Nice work! Ever lit that wood floor on fire? :lol:
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Re: Aluminum boxes

Postby mcoe » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:34 am

exnailpounder wrote:That dog box is really cool. Nice work! Ever lit that wood floor on fire? :lol:

It only smokes for about 3 seconds then it goes out. I actually caught on fire the other day and burnt my shirt off of me.
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Re: Aluminum boxes

Postby exnailpounder » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:05 pm

mcoe wrote:
exnailpounder wrote:That dog box is really cool. Nice work! Ever lit that wood floor on fire? :lol:

It only smokes for about 3 seconds then it goes out. I actually caught on fire the other day and burnt my shirt off of me.

:lol: I lit a shop rag soaked in carb cleaner on my bench the other day. I could smell it burning and I knew what was happening but the weld looked really good so I didn't want to stop :lol:
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Re: Aluminum boxes

Postby mcoe » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:27 pm

exnailpounder wrote:
mcoe wrote:
exnailpounder wrote:That dog box is really cool. Nice work! Ever lit that wood floor on fire? :lol:

It only smokes for about 3 seconds then it goes out. I actually caught on fire the other day and burnt my shirt off of me.

:lol: I lit a shop rag soaked in carb cleaner on my bench the other day. I could smell it burning and I knew what was happening but the weld looked really good so I didn't want to stop :lol:

I was overhead aluminum tig welding and got right to the end and I nipped the filler rod and it dropped on my shouldsr and put me up in flames.
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Re: Aluminum boxes

Postby exnailpounder » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:02 pm

Ouch! How bad were the burns? I wear my FR shirt when I overhead or climb into something. And I know people that complain how much a paper cut hurts :lol: We are a bunch of strange people aren't we? :lol:
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Postby mcoe » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:24 pm

3 second degree burns the size of a nickel. I finished the rest of the welds then doctored it lol
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Re: Aluminum boxes

Postby exnailpounder » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:28 pm

mcoe wrote:3 second degree burns the size of a nickel. I finished the rest of the welds then doctored it lol

ATTA BOY! :lol:
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