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Forum: Welding 05-07-2022, 02:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,415
Posted By Gadgeteer
I'm miffed how many of you demonstrate that you...

I'm miffed how many of you demonstrate that you have "attitudes" without any self-awareness.

If ya'll will bother to read my OP, you might find that all I requested was whether anyone knew how to...
Forum: Welding 05-07-2022, 02:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,415
Posted By Gadgeteer
The following is part of my OP... <Hooked up...

The following is part of my OP...

<Hooked up when I got home and went back to railing project. Gas inclusion in beads, so I switched to aluminum. Hard to establish bead, carbon contamination,...
Forum: Welding 04-25-2022, 12:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,415
Posted By Gadgeteer
Sorry for the confusion of terms, Oscar. The...

Sorry for the confusion of terms, Oscar. The term porosity didn't come to mind, because I'm not in most welding circles. In fact most of the time I'm out of the box, too.:)
Forum: Welding 04-22-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,415
Posted By Gadgeteer
Perhaps, you're easily confused. After...

Perhaps, you're easily confused.

After running old bottle down... I unhooked it... leaving gauges, hose, torch as was.

When I got home with new "stubby" I hooked up the untampered gauge,...
Forum: Welding 04-22-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,415
Posted By Gadgeteer
Bad bottle, again.

This is, really, getting old. Couple weeks ago I was in the middle of a simple project, gluing together a handrail for the front stoup. I was congratulating myself for the beautiful, shiny mild...
Forum: Fabrication 03-05-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,664
Posted By Gadgeteer
Here's a photo of the adapter and press that I...

Here's a photo of the adapter and press that I added to my engine stand, so I could press chokecherry mash. Might give some ideas.
Forum: Fabrication 12-04-2021, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,901
Posted By Gadgeteer
I was hoping my lift would help anyone, easily,...

I was hoping my lift would help anyone, easily, load and carry their trike. I designed and built it for a daughter-in-law, who is handicapped, so is limited in how she can exercise. Inventing is...
Forum: Fabrication 12-03-2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,901
Posted By Gadgeteer
https://www.dropbox.com/s/e02qnvb31lifo4k/Trike%20...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e02qnvb31lifo4k/Trike%20Lift.mp4?dl=0

I made this trike lift a couple years ago to attach to a vehicle's receiver hitch. A small drill/driver powers the HF 40:1 worm...
Forum: Fabrication 10-01-2021, 03:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,035
Posted By Gadgeteer
This...

This (https://www.harborfreight.com/2000-lb-capacity-geared-winch-5798.html?_br_psugg_q=hand+winch) winch will give you a 40:1 advantage, and the speed of operation can be increased using a...
Forum: Machining 09-28-2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,193
Posted By Gadgeteer
Kinda looks like the taper has been ground on/off...

Kinda looks like the taper has been ground on/off to modify original tool.
Forum: Fabrication 09-28-2021, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,035
Posted By Gadgeteer
You just need more pulleys, and longer cable to...

You just need more pulleys, and longer cable to increase MA. Think snatch block (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2w3NZzPwOM&t=2s).
Forum: Fabrication 09-09-2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,725
Posted By Gadgeteer
Nice rack.

Nice rack.
Forum: Fabrication 09-09-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,119
Posted By Gadgeteer
I have all of my ground clamps attached to my...

I have all of my ground clamps attached to my welding table at the same time. But, I do not use two machines at the same time, so never have more than one on at a time. Problem solved.
Forum: Welding 08-16-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,997
Posted By Gadgeteer
I've posted this before, but it's, probably,...

I've posted this before, but it's, probably, useful to see it, again.

I've found the clip-on flip-up lenses to be the most convenient to use. They can be attached to most any glasses, and flip out...
Forum: Fabrication 07-18-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,798
Posted By Gadgeteer
Masterful, amazing work with attention to detail....

Masterful, amazing work with attention to detail. True artistry!
Forum: Fabrication 07-12-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,480
Posted By Gadgeteer
A couple decades ago, I attempted to hand dig a...

A couple decades ago, I attempted to hand dig a well about 6' from the edge of the creek that flows along the back of our lot. Got down to 25', and never did find water. Pulled clay all the way,...
Forum: Fabrication 07-10-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,480
Posted By Gadgeteer
Photos of trencher sled, knife & bullet, bullet...

Photos of trencher sled, knife & bullet, bullet puller. I guessed that the tapered nut that locks a bicycle handlebar to the down tube might work to secure the poly pipe end to the bullet, and, so...
Forum: Fabrication 07-10-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,480
Posted By Gadgeteer
I installed additional water lines at the...

I installed additional water lines at the approximate depth a few decades ago, and air them out when freezing temps hit. Never had a problem with freezing. I'll attach an above-ground spigot at the...
Forum: Fabrication 07-10-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,480
Posted By Gadgeteer
Irrigation trencher

Finally got around to installing a second pipe. Had to modify/improve the attachment of the bullet nosed puller to the rear of the knife. First two broke, due to movement and stress. Won't break,...
Forum: Fabrication 06-17-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,924
Posted By Gadgeteer
Thanks for the comments! Many of you...

Thanks for the comments!

Many of you identified the category, but none were specific... so, let me help. Sod along our patio has grown about 2" higher, since the sprinkler head was installed...
Forum: Fabrication 06-16-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,924
Posted By Gadgeteer
What is it?

Tested for the first time, today, and it works.
Forum: Welding 05-13-2021, 03:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,130
Posted By Gadgeteer
Red face I feel your pain.

I feel your pain.
Forum: Welding 05-08-2021, 02:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,308
Posted By Gadgeteer
Was there any obvious damage to the original...

Was there any obvious damage to the original board? Like funky caps or burned components?
Forum: Welding 04-11-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,415
Posted By Gadgeteer
Someone tossed this little mig machine away in...

Someone tossed this little mig machine away in the metal pile at our landfill a few years ago. I used it once a few years ago, while fabricating doors for my son's stove. I love that welder.
Forum: Welding 04-06-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,160
Posted By Gadgeteer
Good to learn the problem has been solved. Now,...

Good to learn the problem has been solved. Now, that you have the perfect opportunity to compare pure tungsten with lanthanated, how about you switch back to the lanthanated to compare results?
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