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Forum: Welding 01-06-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,025
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
Well. I have not decided yet if I will make my...

Well. I have not decided yet if I will make my YouTube videos public yet but I threw together my own heater this year too. Kind of R&D and I waited too late into the year to start so kinda half ass...
Forum: Welding 01-06-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
In a decade of working in a field constantly...

In a decade of working in a field constantly surrounded by welding, I have never gotten flashburn yet. I don't use auto darken hoods and I always wear safety glasses when I am not wearing a welding...
Forum: Welding 08-29-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,953
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
Well, I ended up scaring him by the talk of the...

Well, I ended up scaring him by the talk of the potential for weld cracking on ferritic stainless so we brainstormed up a way to do it without welding as wel as a contingency plan to do a weld if it...
Forum: Welding 08-03-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,953
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
409 Stainless Steel

A buddy of mine has a car that belonged to his recently passed father. He has purchased an exhaust kit for it and it requires a single weld for assembly which is just a fillet weld from tube to...
Forum: Machining 07-04-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,510
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
I agree. I watch a lot of youtube and don't even...

I agree. I watch a lot of youtube and don't even have tv service.
There are some good guys (often time they aren't AS good on the video production side or the keeping the redundancy out of the...
Forum: Welding 07-04-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,596
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
That is classic, LOL. Sent from my...

That is classic, LOL.

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Forum: Fabrication 01-03-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,470
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
LOL Sent from my KYOCERA-E6560 using...

LOL

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Forum: Fabrication 01-03-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,470
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
I have a drag tip but I would think I could drill...

I have a drag tip but I would think I could drill a larger hole to accommodate that. The unistrut thing could work too possibly.

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Forum: Fabrication 01-02-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,470
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
Looks nice. Did you cut the circles with some...

Looks nice. Did you cut the circles with some sort of guide or freehand? I have been thinking of making a circle tool for my cutter but still kinda on the fence if it is worth doing.

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Forum: Machining 12-29-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,785
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
Old post, nothing new to add but I did finally...

Old post, nothing new to add but I did finally get around to making a YouTube video of the tool so I am adding it.
https://youtu.be/giFbHL_i2iU

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Forum: Welding 10-28-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,063
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
Still the way it is for the most part. I notice a...

Still the way it is for the most part. I notice a lot of stainless welders don't touch the tungsten long enough to do the preflow and they think the equipment is the problem rather than their...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-22-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,079
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
I don't disagree with you. It is not easy to get...

I don't disagree with you. It is not easy to get my hands on porta band blades below 10 tpi. I have more or less been trying to limp along with the equipment I had because I didn't have a spot for a...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-22-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,079
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
Well, it will likely mostly be cutting solid...

Well, it will likely mostly be cutting solid stock aluminum. I do plenty of pipe/structural tubing fabrication too around home but using a chopsaw for that Doesn't bother me much besides the noise,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-21-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,079
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
That is another idea. I started using the Cool...

That is another idea. I started using the Cool Cut lube (kinda like a cross between a tube of grease and a wax) on the porta band for aluminum and it definitely made a positive impact. I didn't...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-21-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,079
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
Yes, I am very familiar with the Ellis saws. I...

Yes, I am very familiar with the Ellis saws. I use one at work quite a bit but it is all stainless piping, mitering fittings, and stuff like that. I also have to keep that thing hidden from the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-21-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,079
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
Winterizing a bandsaw coolant system.

I haven't bought a saw yet but I plan to get one with coolant system. I plan to keep it in an unheated trailer in Wisconsin where it gets down around -30°f each winter. So it leaves me wondering...
Forum: Welding 07-13-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,426
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
Right as I think I have a revolutionary new idea,...

Right as I think I have a revolutionary new idea, I find out someone else already thought of it long ago...

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Forum: Welding 07-12-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,426
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
I had a similar idea as a possible method of...

I had a similar idea as a possible method of powder coating a large piece without an oven but never got around to trying it yet.

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Forum: Welding 07-12-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,149
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
Not sure if it has been mentioned but there is...

Not sure if it has been mentioned but there is often differences from one TIG machine to another in actual heat to amperage setting, even same manufacturer and model. Some are worse than others. I...
Forum: Welding 04-05-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,611
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
I have never looked for it but I have never seen...

I have never looked for it but I have never seen 304 welding rods. I was always taught 308 filler is for 304 base material. I have also never seen 308 filler that wasn't 308L but it probably exists...
Forum: Welding 04-05-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,915
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
I don't necessarily agree with that. In many...

I don't necessarily agree with that. In many cases, welds need to be ground for hygienic reasons. The great welders in those applications weld to leave the least amount of labor for the grinding....
Forum: Machining 12-20-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,538
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
I have been looking at rotary broaches too. More...

I have been looking at rotary broaches too. More money than I want to spend for the limited need I have to do the shaped holes but it would be a nice option.

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Forum: Fabrication 12-20-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,120
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
Looks nice. Sent from my KYOCERA-E6560...

Looks nice.

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Forum: Welding 12-01-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,391
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
We have a Maxstar 210 at work, also a Maxstar...

We have a Maxstar 210 at work, also a Maxstar 161. Both are decent. We have had some issues with the 210 not doing consistent lift arc starts. Other than that, solid machine. I still prefer the...
Forum: Fabrication 10-08-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,851
Posted By o7oBaseMetal
I did a job in Vermont a few years back at a...

I did a job in Vermont a few years back at a famous ice cream factory. Luckily it wasn't a shutdown but I can only imagine what it would have been like if locals would have been on the crew.

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