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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-26-2019, 02:53 PM
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Views: 795
Posted By biker55
bending re bar into semi circle

Hello all, Don't know if I'm in the right catagory, but would like to make a small end table using re bar and wood. would I have to make a jig to bend the re bar into a half circle, or is there...
Forum: Welding 03-17-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,498
Posted By biker55
I was in a similar situation like you recently....

I was in a similar situation like you recently. but I choose propane over acetylene because it's easier to obtain propane, and it's cheaper. the only issue is that you can't weld with it supposedly....
Forum: Fabrication 03-09-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,125
Posted By biker55
maybe it's my eye, but both tractors look nice....

maybe it's my eye, but both tractors look nice. I'll take your advice and hold off on the clear coat.
Forum: Fabrication 03-09-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,125
Posted By biker55
you're a funny guy.:)

you're a funny guy.:)
Forum: Fabrication 03-09-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,125
Posted By biker55
I was going to use acetone to clean the metal and...

I was going to use acetone to clean the metal and then use enamel paint on it with a clear finish. Thanks
Forum: Fabrication 03-09-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,125
Posted By biker55
priming bare metal for painting

Hello all, I've heard that primer helps with the adhesion of the paint, but can't I just rough up the metal with some sandpaper and paint? the reason I ask is that it's too cold outside, and I don't...
Forum: Machining 03-09-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By biker55
just gotta stop being in such a hurry sometimes....

just gotta stop being in such a hurry sometimes. thanks for the responses.
Forum: Machining 03-05-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By biker55
yes, I'm referring to cutting. I'm making a cell...

yes, I'm referring to cutting. I'm making a cell phone stand for a co-worker and I'm trying to cut an oval hole in the center of 16 gauge sheet metal. I was able to cut an opening out with my dremel...
Forum: Machining 03-05-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By biker55
drill cutting bit

Hello all, does anyone know of a cutting bit that I can attach to my drill to cut 16 gauge sheet metal? thanks
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-19-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By biker55
pvc or emt conduit

Hello all, planing on installing some recess lighting in my garage and will be tying into an outlet box for power. will run the wires through conduit and securing to wall surface. any advantages or...
Forum: Welding 01-11-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,487
Posted By biker55
Thanks everyone for the information. like any...

Thanks everyone for the information. like any skill, with practice comes experience. so far I've been practicing some with my torch and between the videos I've seen and the advice given here, I'm...
Forum: Welding 01-10-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,487
Posted By biker55
here's my propane set up. the heating torch is on...

here's my propane set up. the heating torch is on top of the propane tank
Forum: Welding 01-09-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,487
Posted By biker55
propane.

propane.
Forum: Welding 01-09-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,487
Posted By biker55
I saw that video! that's why I only hand...

I saw that video! that's why I only hand tightened the retaining nut for the cutting tip. when I got the replacement, took a wrench to it like other posters on this thread said, and no problems so...
Forum: Welding 01-09-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,487
Posted By biker55
since you guys are a plethora of info, what are...

since you guys are a plethora of info, what are the settings when using a heating attachment? Thanks
Forum: Welding 01-09-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,487
Posted By biker55
Sorry about not answering your prior questions...

Sorry about not answering your prior questions completely. it's a two piece propane tip. it's an Apollo cutting torch which I purchased from a company called Mundaka technology which is located in...
Forum: Welding 01-09-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,487
Posted By biker55
Thanks for your concern, as I mention previously...

Thanks for your concern, as I mention previously I'm a newbie at this cutting torch business. luckily for me this turned out to be a learning experience instead of a ambulance ride. I have read all...
Forum: Welding 01-09-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,487
Posted By biker55
I was cutting around 3/4 inch thick metal. it's a...

I was cutting around 3/4 inch thick metal. it's a #1 tip. yes, it was cutting through. I think the fault was that I didn't have the nut tightened enough. it must have loosen up, then the nut got...
Forum: Welding 01-08-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,487
Posted By biker55
I just hand tightened. didn't tighten it with a...

I just hand tightened. didn't tighten it with a wrench. maybe that's where I messed up. like I said I'm new to this, never used a torch before.
Forum: Welding 01-08-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,487
Posted By biker55
Thanks for responding. I had the propane set at...

Thanks for responding. I had the propane set at 10 psi and the o2 at 40psi. I was able to separate the tip. all the orifices seem to be clear. however I'm going to need a new nut.
Forum: Welding 01-08-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,487
Posted By biker55
oxy propane issue

Hello all, just recently purchased a oxy propane cutting torch. no experience with this. today while cutting some metal noticed that the cutting tip was getting orange and next I heard was a rapid...
Forum: Fabrication 12-14-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By biker55
made a third hand

Hello all, the other day was in the garage tinkering and decided to make a third hand to help hold stuff while I'm welding and stuff. found an old tie rod from my truck and welded a c-clamp onto it....
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-31-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By biker55
Thanks all for the education. .

Thanks all for the education.
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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-30-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By biker55
which has the most carbon

Hello all, was perusing ebay to purchase some metals to make a fire striker. saw 1084, 5160 and 1095 stuff. had purchased 1095 before, now i'm seeing this other stuff. which one would produce the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-14-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By biker55
storing pneumatic tools

Hello all, recently, while using my pneumatic nailer, kept having misfires. sometimes it would shoot the nail, other times nothing except hearing air leaking when depressing the trigger. normally,...
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