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homemade rotary welding spindle

Postby crimas » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:05 am

this is the second i made, very super low cost spindle made from laser cut steel tig welded, three indipendent jaw for welding light things. The gear reducer is take from an old 12v door opener, very low speed :P ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: homemade rotary welding spindle

Postby Poland308 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:15 am

Nice job
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Re: homemade rotary welding spindle

Postby Farmwelding » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:20 am

Looks pretty darn nice. Only one question- is it your laser cutter or someone else's? I want to get one someday if I have the money just to say I have one. That seems like it would be fun.
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Re: homemade rotary welding spindle

Postby crimas » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:00 am

Farmwelding wrote:Looks pretty darn nice. Only one question- is it your laser cutter or someone else's? I want to get one someday if I have the money just to say I have one. That seems like it would be fun.

Unfortunatly these machines are very expensive, the one who did this job is a professional laser cutter of a friend that have a Lightweight carpentry, it costs about $ 500,000, extremely accurate, with 3000X5000mm cutting area but the laser cutted pieces ar very cheap, just $50 for cutting a sheet aproximatelly of 1500X2000X1 mm with small piece like this including the cost of the metal (ridicolous).
With this method i make some stuff like this special wrench made from 4 layer of steel tack together ;)
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Re: homemade rotary welding spindle

Postby LtBadd » Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:24 pm

crimas wrote:this is the second i made, very super low cost spindle made from laser cut steel tig welded, three indipendent jaw for welding light things. The gear reducer is take from an old 12v door opener, very low speed :P
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Very nice, would like to see a video of this operating
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Re: homemade rotary welding spindle

Postby crimas » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:24 pm

Here a short video of how it's working made on my garage, non a very professional welding table :mrgreen: , simple regolation of speed by a H0 train transformer with reverse switch, on the floor:
on the left there is the foot switch connected whit spindle motor (regulation of the speed with on/of on the pedal ), on the right the tig foot pedal, right hand tig torch, left hand filler rod and let start welding; and then say that welding aluminum is difficult, never try this :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: homemade rotary welding spindle

Postby LtBadd » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:01 pm

Good deal, nothing like a successful DIY ;)
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