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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 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:40 pm

Jeff, do you back purge those kegs when welding the fittings?
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby exnailpounder » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:14 pm

AndersK wrote:Jeff, do you back purge those kegs when welding the fittings?

I do. I bought an argon bottle just for that purpose. I have made various purge boxes for sparge tanks and HLTs ( kegs with the top cut out) and have a nice setup for intact kegs. Been working out great. Welding thick to thin can be tricky...need to move fast but stainless welds so nice is has gotten easy. I love welding stainless. Your work looks nice.
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby AndersK » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:10 pm

Had an idea for a work light I had to get out of my head.
Made it from aluminum and steel. It has a 5,5W LED light in it and is fully adjustable in all directions

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Some welding content ;)

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The steel parts are 0,9 mm thick, thinner at the rear dome after all hammering.
Welded with minimum of filler and then planished.
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby AndersK » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:28 am

Another Metalshaping project.


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Re: Various welding projects

Postby Wood Welder » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:15 pm

AndersK wrote:Not any welding here, just wanted to show a box I made for my gas torches.
Made in 1,5mm aluminum with stainless handle and hatch.
Once again, I could by a cheap box but what do one learn from that?
I could have welded the lids so the rivets is just for the cool factor.
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This box is awesome. I tried metal spinning on my lathe to make an 18" Venturi and it was a disaster.

Can you guide me to a video of the process to form metal like these boxes? The details are incredible.
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby AndersK » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:28 pm

The technique I use is called hammer-forming, used on both the box and the Porsche clock.

Good resources are Ron Covell, Peter Tommasini and David Gardiner among others.

Ron has a movie dedicated to hammer forming:
http://covell.biz/hammerforming-techniques/

The details on the lid are made differently though.

1. Make a die of the shape you want. Can be of metal, wood, plastic you name it.
2 Make a "sandwich" bottom-up : The Die, the sheet to form, a urethane pad or hard rubber, a thick steel plate
3 Place that sandwich in a press and squeeze.

Below is an example I made with a steel die in 0,5 mm stainless
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby motox » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:30 am

Anders
what did you use to form the letters in the steel?
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby AndersK » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:07 pm

Bench shear, jig saw and files. All hand crafted
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby motox » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:38 am

anders
then you weld the the letters to the plate?
nice job by the way!
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby AndersK » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:33 am

Yes, they are spot welded. If you zoom in you can see the darker spots.

Laser cutting would had been a lot easier but this was just a fun weekend project at a Metalmeet in Norway.
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