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Forum: Fabrication 09-16-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By platypus20
What kind of operator is the dog?? What...

What kind of operator is the dog??


What happened to the Gorilla Duct Tape method?? A piece of 5/8” heater hose and 5 or 6 hose clamps?? Or some of that clear Flex-Seal Tape?? Damn Canadians,...
Forum: Welding 09-09-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By platypus20
That New Plasma Cutter Smell - Again

That new plasma cutter smell permeates the Machinery Closet again. This morning I bought a new Hypertherm PM30XP, 30 amp plasma cutter, 120/240 vac machine. I had the Hypertherm PM30 sold, before I...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-02-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By platypus20
I’m in the process of changing from 1/4” Milton...

I’m in the process of changing from 1/4” Milton type A to 3/8” Amflo/TruFlate type G, quick connect air fittings. I looked at the Milton V series, high flow but they are notorious for leaking, so I...
Forum: Machining 08-31-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By platypus20
Dark sulfur based cutting oil is no longer the...

Dark sulfur based cutting oil is no longer the covering of choice??.............

It better be I got somewhere in the 11-14 gallon inventory, I tried giving some to Norm, apparently he feels a...
Forum: Welding 08-11-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By platypus20
Interesting concept, but the extra weight would...

Interesting concept, but the extra weight would be a negative for me, I purposely went with the Speedglas SL, their super lite wide view helmet. The helmet is less than 12ozs.
Forum: Welding 08-09-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By platypus20
Damn!! 3/0 leads!! Egads!! I carry about...

Damn!! 3/0 leads!! Egads!!


I carry about 150’ of #4 welding lead, I have not welded above 125 amps with the stick welder in about the last 20+ yrs. About. 60% of what I do is in the 90-105 amp...
Forum: Fabrication 08-09-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,015
Posted By platypus20
Now if I had an air compressor, that was capable...

Now if I had an air compressor, that was capable of 67 cfm!!


Both the 3/4” drive impact guns now have a very noticeably louder bark, than they did before.

I now have a mixed assortment of...
Forum: Fabrication 08-08-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,015
Posted By platypus20
Spent more time today changing from the Milton A...

Spent more time today changing from the Milton A style air line fittings to the larger, higher flow Milton H style air line fittings. Damn!! This is getting expensive.
Forum: Welding 08-06-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By platypus20
I have a Dynasty 350, a couple of Maxstar 200s...

I have a Dynasty 350, a couple of Maxstar 200s and a CST 280, all of them stick weld almost identically.
Forum: Welding 08-05-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By platypus20
New Harbor Freight 120V Inverter Welder

I just bought today, one of the original series 75amp, 120v inverter welders. It’s a HF #61749.

the link below show the unit, not who I bought it from. I got it at the local HF store, as its now a...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-05-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 7,591
Posted By platypus20
Yama-Bond #4

Yama-Bond #4
Forum: Fabrication 08-05-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,638
Posted By platypus20
I have a couple of the Wilton welding clamps,...

I have a couple of the Wilton welding clamps, where you weld the shoe to the plate, use the clamp, then cut the shoe off and buff up the plate, when your done with it.
Forum: Fabrication 08-05-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,638
Posted By platypus20
Crude...

Crude Bastard!!..............................:devil:
Forum: Fabrication 08-04-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,015
Posted By platypus20
Today, I switched from 1/4” style A Milton air...

Today, I switched from 1/4” style A Milton air fittings to 3/8” style T Milton air line fittings, which according to Milton, the style and size increase, will give me roughly 3-4 times the flow. With...
Forum: Machining 07-31-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By platypus20
Oooooh!! The new used lathe smell in the...

Oooooh!! The new used lathe smell in the shop!!..................:devil:
Forum: Fabrication 07-31-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,015
Posted By platypus20
The lower number of joints has been a true...

The lower number of joints has been a true benefit, I’ve cut down about 95% of the leaks I had, I gone from the air compressor cycling once an hour to about 3-4 cycles per day. Most of my loss now is...
Forum: Machining 07-26-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,738
Posted By platypus20
I appreciate the suggestions, but I have my heart...

I appreciate the suggestions, but I have my heart set on a fire breathing dragon. What’s the sense of a castle with towers, a moat and a drawbridge, without the fire breathing dragon, that’s like a...
Forum: Machining 07-25-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,738
Posted By platypus20
Too busy designing the moat for the shop, also...

Too busy designing the moat for the shop, also searching the sites for a good fire breathing dragon, to build a fort, that comes in phase 4 of the plans.
Forum: Fabrication 07-24-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,015
Posted By platypus20
I know everyone uses it, but PEX is not rated for...

I know everyone uses it, but PEX is not rated for air service, my friend had his home owners insurance cancelled for running PEX compressed airlines. It also against local plumbing codes to run...
Forum: Fabrication 07-24-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,015
Posted By platypus20
Actually 80 feet, I added a 4th drop this...

Actually 80 feet, I added a 4th drop this morning. The longest run is from the air compressor, that’s in the basement, through the wall up to the rafters, to the first cut in, about 45-50 feet. It’s...
Forum: Fabrication 07-24-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,015
Posted By platypus20
No crimping, it’s a special style compression...

No crimping, it’s a special style compression fittings
Forum: Fabrication 07-23-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,015
Posted By platypus20
Rapid Air Products/Maxline

Welp, after months and months of dancing the knife edge, of getting it or leaving it on the shelf at the store, I finally decided to get it. I bought the 3/4" master kit. I contained 100 foot of the...
Forum: Fabrication 07-21-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,216
Posted By platypus20
I saw that MASH episode last week......

I saw that MASH episode last week......
Forum: Fabrication 07-21-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By platypus20
Don't know!! Even though I use them, out of...

Don't know!!

Even though I use them, out of convenience, I use battery powered tools, but I don't really like them, the balance seems wrong. I much prefer pneumatic, but at time its not a viable...
Forum: Fabrication 07-21-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,216
Posted By platypus20
WOW, nine years, now that's a zombie thread

WOW, nine years, now that's a zombie thread
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