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Forum: Welding 04-06-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,912
Posted By metalbndr
Custower shock

Went to my local Air Liquide welding store for a face shield. Got the right one paid the bill, looked at the bill and holy crap! There was a service charge for going to the store to buy something. ...
Forum: Fabrication 12-27-2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,117
Posted By metalbndr
Get the bigger one. I have a Miller 375 Extreme,...

Get the bigger one. I have a Miller 375 Extreme, runs about 40 amps. It will do 1/2 inch but slowly. For thin materials they are truly a game changer. The speed and fine kerf, very little dross is...
Forum: Welding 12-11-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,137
Posted By metalbndr
No experience with the Miller. Did some three...

No experience with the Miller. Did some three point hitch mods on a seven ft blower with my 210. Involved 2.5x.188 sq tube, 2.5x.5 and 2x.5 flat bar. Ran 3/32 7018, beveled joints. With some rod...
Forum: Fabrication 12-09-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 21,715
Posted By metalbndr
Why would you not plug in the stinger to the 300...

Why would you not plug in the stinger to the 300 and have at it? A few practice beads and good to go. Did some stick work on a tractor blade lift arm with my 200dx, smooth as silk. Guy said that's...
Forum: Fabrication 11-12-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,150
Posted By metalbndr
The stove I built is similar to the one I did in...

The stove I built is similar to the one I did in the seventies from Mother Earth News plans. That one heated my garage for years without problems. I did a couple of mods to the new one. Added...
Forum: Fabrication 11-11-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,150
Posted By metalbndr
Insurance companies, just like banks, are not...

Insurance companies, just like banks, are not your friends. No truth in advertising. If one had a shop fire, does the insurance company actually investigate or just deny because of the wood stove? ...
Forum: Fabrication 11-11-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,150
Posted By metalbndr
Home built stove and insurance

How many guys have a home built stove? How about insurance issues? Any insight or comments would be helpful. Thanks
Forum: Welding 11-11-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,652
Posted By metalbndr
I bought most of my stuff before I retired. Went...

I bought most of my stuff before I retired. Went for a Dynasty 200dx to cover my future needs for a good welder. Pricy for a home workshop, but will do anything that might come my way. The old buy...
Forum: Welding 08-01-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,773
Posted By metalbndr
Our local farm store "Peavy Mart" had the thin...

Our local farm store "Peavy Mart" had the thin Makita discs in 4.5 and 5 inch on sale for .99 just recently. They're thinner than the Dewalt, and cut and last great if used with minimal pressure. ...
Forum: Fabrication 06-24-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
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Views: 3,661
Posted By metalbndr
Max file size through e mail is 33 mb. Did post...

Max file size through e mail is 33 mb. Did post to Facebook under Fred Hinck. Phone video in shallow water.
Forum: Fabrication 06-22-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,264
Posted By metalbndr
I was thinking of your body parts. Loading or...

I was thinking of your body parts. Loading or unloading, bit of a hurry, bend down, turn, sun gets in your eyes and **&*%^^$#@!!!!! metalbndr was right. Pm me when it happens, you don't have to tell...
Forum: Fabrication 06-15-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,264
Posted By metalbndr
Very nice looking trailer. You will however...

Very nice looking trailer. You will however change a couple of things after using it a bit. After gouging body parts on the tail lights, they will be moved to a vertical orientation, tucked in. ...
Forum: Fabrication 06-14-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Rov
Views: 3,661
Posted By metalbndr
Thanks for the offer. Going to the lake for a...

Thanks for the offer. Going to the lake for a week, second run for the rov. Did some tuning on the up/down thruster. Got my new control box done with a 12 inch monitor.
Forum: Fabrication 06-10-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Rov
Views: 3,661
Posted By metalbndr
Got some pretty nice video from both cams at 45...

Got some pretty nice video from both cams at 45 ft. Lots of silt when the thrusters are activated. Quite dark at that depth in the lake where I am. Super interesting to watch on a larger screen,...
Forum: Fabrication 06-08-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Rov
Views: 3,661
Posted By metalbndr
How do I post an in the water video from my...

How do I post an in the water video from my computer? Underwater video has to be edited for just a short clip. Old guy computer syndrome.
Forum: Fabrication 05-13-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 14
Rov
Views: 3,661
Posted By metalbndr
Rov

Been fabricatin' my fish chaser. Will run a hundred ft tether, live feed and action cam. Fancy sonar just tells there's fish below, rov will tell what kind.
Forum: Fabrication 05-10-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,454
Posted By metalbndr
Sounds like a "warranty void if used, once...

Sounds like a "warranty void if used, once installed" I remember reading in the Chev 3/4 ton 4x4 manual "Not to be driven on gravel roads" about 2003 or around there. Was working in the RCMP...
Forum: Fabrication 02-20-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,034
Posted By metalbndr
Looks like the Woodward item is a straight...

Looks like the Woodward item is a straight cutting shear. I have a 12 " version for those cuts. The beverly style shear will cut curves, but in thinner material than mentioned in the add.
Forum: Fabrication 02-17-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,034
Posted By metalbndr
Have mine bolted to a T bracket. Clamp it in the...

Have mine bolted to a T bracket. Clamp it in the vise when needed, out of the way when not being used.
Forum: Fabrication 02-06-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,034
Posted By metalbndr
While visiting my daughter in Fresno a few years...

While visiting my daughter in Fresno a few years ago I bought various HF tools. The throat less shear being one of them. Worth it's weight for sure.
Forum: Welding 12-30-2016, 11:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,981
Posted By metalbndr
Miller Hobart Both will do the job, Hobart...

Miller Hobart Both will do the job, Hobart being low cost Miller products sold a many retail locations. Haven't seen the welding store Lincolns sold at the box stores, they are different from the...
Forum: Welding 12-30-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,981
Posted By metalbndr
Had a 180c for a few years, welded like a champ....

Had a 180c for a few years, welded like a champ. Lots of 10lb spools ran through it. Don't confuse the big box store Power Mig 180 with the 180c, not the same unit. About six months ago I bought a...
Forum: Machining 09-23-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,556
Posted By metalbndr
Wait till you have a serious technical problem...

Wait till you have a serious technical problem with the electronics on one of their machines, then you'll see poor customer service. Cost me hundreds to try to get my G0720 working again after it...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-07-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,088
Posted By metalbndr
The pin might be induction hardened, to about...

The pin might be induction hardened, to about .060, after that it would drill normal. 1/4 carbide bit for testing
Forum: Fabrication 08-30-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,589
Posted By metalbndr
We had a boring bar set for VW engines many...

We had a boring bar set for VW engines many years ago that had a cutter like that. It was for cutting the block for an OS thrust flange on the #1 main bearing. The bearings would come loose,...
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