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Forum: Machining 08-19-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,966
Posted By Coupebuilder
I use a couple places in Buffalo, who did you...

I use a couple places in Buffalo, who did you use? I have had good luck with Dan at Dynamic Saw in Buff with my cold saw blades, haven't used the dry cut saw in quite a while to be able to give you a...
Forum: Welding 08-19-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,560
Posted By Coupebuilder
More info would help...like what you were...

More info would help...like what you were welding? Old alum. like a bellhousing or new alum sheet or ? Typically if you are welding clean aluminum and all of a sudden you have a black or dirty puddle...
Forum: Fabrication 08-18-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,967
Posted By Coupebuilder
I have an older Scotchman unit thats about a 35...

I have an older Scotchman unit thats about a 35 ton rating. We use the hell out of it day after day and it never gives up. Round tooling is usually about 20-25 bucks for a punch and die and ovals...
Forum: Fabrication 08-16-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,853
Posted By Coupebuilder
I have 2 Powermig 255's one with spoolgun, a Tig...

I have 2 Powermig 255's one with spoolgun, a Tig 355 and a Tig 255 as well as a few small portable machines if needed. So if we had a max class of 8, I would have four start with tig and 4 start with...
Forum: Fabrication 08-16-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,853
Posted By Coupebuilder
Welding Training

I am frequently asked about teaching welding classes in my shop. I always enjoyed sharing what has taken me years to learn the hard way and if I can make a few bucks why not. I have a friend who is...
Forum: Machining 08-15-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,869
Posted By Coupebuilder
I second Cutter on this one....there is a lot of...

I second Cutter on this one....there is a lot of surface area on the ways and it doesn't take much rust to make them very difficult to move. Try scotchbrite and penetrating oil before any process...
Forum: Fabrication 08-13-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,069
Posted By Coupebuilder
Nice work, she will love it! I used to see them...

Nice work, she will love it! I used to see them in the scrap guys trucks here and there. Now that people are using them as furniture you can't touch one for under a couple hundred bucks.
Forum: Fabrication 08-11-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,167
Posted By Coupebuilder
You may be able to avoid running the lower...

You may be able to avoid running the lower channel-tongue further back (and all the associated work) by simply boxing the inside of the current upper c-channel with a piece of 1/4 plate. Cut it so it...
Forum: Fabrication 08-10-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,819
Posted By Coupebuilder
Keep us posted, I looked at the mounts for my new...

Keep us posted, I looked at the mounts for my new plasma and they were huge money...around 600.00 for a quality USA made piece. I have given thought to making my own as well. Also on the "list of...
Forum: Fabrication 08-10-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,267
Posted By Coupebuilder
Try evilbay for bottom dies.....rule of thumb is...

Try evilbay for bottom dies.....rule of thumb is 8x material thickness for the bottom die opening. i.e 1/8 material would be .125 x 8 = 1 inch bottom die opening. Narrower pieces can use a slightly...
Forum: Fabrication 08-10-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,000
Posted By Coupebuilder
For what its worth if we baffle a tank or a fuel...

For what its worth if we baffle a tank or a fuel pickup ( I build a lot of fuel tanks for our cars) I usually leave it solid at the pickup point and have a hole a few inches above the "floor" of the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-09-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,519
Posted By Coupebuilder
First thing I would check is if he has an...

First thing I would check is if he has an aftermarket remote start. I have seen numerous problems with them after they have been installed for a while. If he does, don't even bother trouble shooting...
Forum: Welding 08-08-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,432
Posted By Coupebuilder
I think thats the "flux capacitor"...

I think thats the "flux capacitor" :devil:
Forum: Fabrication 08-07-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,819
Posted By Coupebuilder
Love 'em! Great work and thanks for sharing!

Love 'em! Great work and thanks for sharing!
Forum: Welding 08-07-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,932
Posted By Coupebuilder
All of the same torches in a series use the same...

All of the same torches in a series use the same collet for gas lens as a std collet body. If the back cap doesn't seat all the way with the colett, unscrew the gas lens or colett body a little...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-07-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,583
Posted By Coupebuilder
I use the same Mcmaster Carr Gooseneck lamp for...

I use the same Mcmaster Carr Gooseneck lamp for my mills, bandsaw, press brake etc. They run 50 bucks, use a 100 watt bulb and have a aluminum heatsink in the head so they stay cool. they also have a...
Forum: Machining 08-06-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,749
Posted By Coupebuilder
Congrats...nice little drill press!!! Looks a lot...

Congrats...nice little drill press!!! Looks a lot like my small Buffalo Forge (could be the same with different label) Instead of welding up the holes, I have been making new tables out of 3/16 mild...
Forum: Welding 08-06-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,781
Posted By Coupebuilder
While it "technically" could cause an issue with...

While it "technically" could cause an issue with huge quantities, if you have any air movement at all you will be fine. "Technically" you could get hit by a cement mixer crossing the road today or a...
Forum: Fabrication 08-04-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,954
Posted By Coupebuilder
The numbers are the tooth pitch of the blade. ...

The numbers are the tooth pitch of the blade. The two you desribed are vari-pitch blades meaning they have two different tooth profiles. A 10-14 blade is basically 10 teeth per inch combined with 14...
Forum: Welding 08-02-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,932
Posted By Coupebuilder
The 9 series torches will handle a .020 to 1/8...

The 9 series torches will handle a .020 to 1/8 collet. I think they are rated at 125 or 150 amps 100% duty cycle. I routinely run one at around 200 amps at maybe a 20-30 duty cycle....tends to be...
Forum: Welding 08-02-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,932
Posted By Coupebuilder
The Collet body does not contain the collet. They...

The Collet body does not contain the collet. They are separate items, and usually need to be ordered seperately. When you get your torch you are welcome to call me for questions. In the meantime what...
Forum: Machining 08-01-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,585
Posted By Coupebuilder
did you file a dispute with pay-pal? Anytime I...

did you file a dispute with pay-pal? Anytime I have filed a "unreceived item" dispute I usually get some type of response quickly or my money back.
Forum: Fabrication 08-01-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,275
Posted By Coupebuilder
Thanks for the kind words, I am basically self...

Thanks for the kind words, I am basically self taught. Never had the money to pay for repairs to my car etc when I was growing up and had to fix (or attempt to fix) anything that broke. I can still...
Forum: Machining 07-31-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,336
Posted By Coupebuilder
I wholeheartedly agree about the wasters...I have...

I wholeheartedly agree about the wasters...I have friends who are millwrights at Ford and they always have brand new tools etc at their houses, when I asked if they were stealing it they said...
Forum: Fabrication 07-31-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,560
Posted By Coupebuilder
Thats how my current hopper works, its a good...

Thats how my current hopper works, its a good setup. I may buy a bigger hopper for the new cabinet to save re-fill time. I can only do 75# of glass now, thinking a 150# would give me an hour or so...
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