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Various welding projects

What welding projects are you working on? Are you proud of something you built?
How about posting some pics so other welders can get some ideas?

Re: Various welding projects

Postby AndersK » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:31 pm

Thanks guys
MinnesotaDave wrote:- the hours spent on it
Yeah, sick, isnt it...? :mrgreen:
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby MinnesotaDave » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:36 pm

AndersK wrote:Thanks guys
MinnesotaDave wrote:- the hours spent on it
Yeah, sick, isnt it...? :mrgreen:


Yep - A very nice piece of work indeed - and a crazy amount of hours :D

Did you use flow forming or just hammer it out?
Looks like a good candidate for flow forming.
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby AndersK » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:51 pm

I used a mdf form with routed edges to hammer the lids on.
The torch and the flame was pressed using a steel die and rubber.
Have about 30 hours in it
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby motox » Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:57 pm

this is not a welding question but i am interested how you were able
to make such nice curved corners on the bottom and lid of the aluminum
torch case?
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby MinnesotaDave » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:02 pm

AndersK wrote:I used a mdf form with routed edges to hammer the lids on.
The torch and the flame was pressed using a steel die and rubber.
Have about 30 hours in it


Even with a form, that's some pretty fancy hammering :)
30 hours is a lot faster than I would have done it :D
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby AndersK » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:15 pm

motox wrote:this is not a welding question but i am interested how you were able
to make such nice curved corners on the bottom and lid of the aluminum
torch case?
craig

About the same method as in the later posts in this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5505#p35702
but working on the outside of the wood with hammers and mallets

You can google hammerforming for more info about this method
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby motox » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:16 pm

you are a quality metal shaper
very neat work
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby AndersK » Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:47 pm

Repaired three deck chairs yesterday that had got a kinked tube. Have no idea what happened to them (not mine) but I think they got damaged in delivery.
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Cut it out and made a new tube, 22x2mm 6063
Here's it rigged. Had to pull in the "arms" since they spread when I cut the tube.
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Got a good fit, makes welding much easier.
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One of the welds, welded upside-down. Nothing to brag about but I'm pleased with the result.
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Getting more comfortable with aluminum as I get more practice. Just have to practice more to avoid putting the filler on the tungsten and not let the bead grow to touch the tip, and wait for the heat to build up before dipping.

Settings 80 Amps, manual pulsing (no pedal) 50% cleaning and 200 Hz. Up-slope 1s, down-slope 3s
Arctime 2,4mm tungsten. Filler is 2,4 mm 5356.
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby jwright650 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:50 am

MinnesotaDave wrote:That gas torch box is stunning - the hours spent on it show - nicely done! :)
I agree with Dave...awesome torch box!
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby AndersK » Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:15 pm

I noticed some of you like metal art so here's a piece I made some years ago.
Its made of 1 mm mild steel with the wings wire-edged for stability. All parts made by hand except the wing pattern

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