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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical Yesterday, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By toprecycler
Mig Choices

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Forum: Welding Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By toprecycler
+1. The scratch start (lift start actually)...

+1. The scratch start (lift start actually) Miller maxstar I used to use, was pretty nice. It was definitely easier if I used the remote control or foot pedal to be able to shut the arc off at the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical Yesterday, 12:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,892
Posted By toprecycler
I also agree with making the handle a little...

I also agree with making the handle a little longer. We all are getting older, and having a little more leverage to get it tight is helpful. Especially to someone like me that does not have a big...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical Yesterday, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 339
Posted By toprecycler
I have a Lincoln MiG SP-100. Made new about 1985...

I have a Lincoln MiG SP-100. Made new about 1985 or so. I bought it used about 4 years old for $400. I remember going to the bank and refinancing my truck loan at the time to get the cash for it. Was...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical Yesterday, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 339
Posted By toprecycler
If you are referring to the pics of the feeders...

If you are referring to the pics of the feeders in post #8, be careful of judging those. They are not the same quality machines. The red Lincoln is a 140 amp 110 volt machine. It may run on 220 V...
Forum: Machining 01-19-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,858
Posted By toprecycler
[emoji106][emoji106] Sent from my iPhone...

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Forum: Fabrication 01-19-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By toprecycler
Tig welding trials

Lots of practice makes perfect. Going stainless can be tricky, especially if your machine can’t go too low in amps. Then you need more skills to overcome the heat input.

But, it does sound like...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-19-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By toprecycler
[emoji106][emoji106] Sent from my iPhone...

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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-19-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 654
Posted By toprecycler
A coat of paint can do wonders for a project. It...

A coat of paint can do wonders for a project. It can make a ugly thing look good, but I also seen it make a beautiful thing look bad too! It can go both ways.

Your truck bed is looking good!


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-18-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By toprecycler
First off, check your cable connections. Make...

First off, check your cable connections. Make sure they seem tight, and not loose or corroded.

If you have an ohm Meter, check continuity thru the welding leads.

If that seems to be good, then...
Forum: Machining 01-18-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 379
Posted By toprecycler
Well, the second picture looks much better than...

Well, the second picture looks much better than the first.[emoji4] I like the lever on the tail stock. Thinking about it, it looks like the little lathe I have in my home shop. Dirty, and rust...
Forum: Welding 01-17-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By toprecycler
Maybe next time you can turn Vee-block on it’s...

Maybe next time you can turn Vee-block on it’s side and pinch the tube and block in the vice. You can put a piece of paper between vice and tube so you do not mark it up. At work I use .003” brass...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-16-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By toprecycler
Well, after the roll over, it is officially yours...

Well, after the roll over, it is officially yours now, and you don’t need to fret the first scratch you put on the “new to you” vehicle anymore.[emoji4][emoji4]


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-16-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By toprecycler
Should be a compressor that will last you a...

Should be a compressor that will last you a lifetime!


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-15-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 654
Posted By toprecycler
Good to see you back. Just throw some some...

Good to see you back.

Just throw some some wood planks down on that frame and run it.[emoji4]


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Forum: Welding 01-15-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By toprecycler
So far so good. Just remember that stainless...

So far so good. Just remember that stainless usually needs less heat input vs steel, so do not over heat it. If you do, it can sugar (burn) inside and cause future corrosion problems. You will...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-14-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 19,775
Posted By toprecycler
Nice. At you sure she didn’t plug in the heat...

Nice. At you sure she didn’t plug in the heat tape without you knowing just so she would not have to deal with a frozen water line? [emoji48][emoji48]


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Forum: Fabrication 01-13-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,032
Posted By toprecycler
Short answer is yes it will straighten back out,...

Short answer is yes it will straighten back out, if you have enough weight trying to straighten it. But, can you bend another piece and weld it on the back to make it stronger?


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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 01-13-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By toprecycler
Wood chisel video #2

This link has been added to the original thread with video 1.[emoji4]

Brian


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-12-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By toprecycler
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+1


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Forum: Machining 01-11-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By toprecycler
What happens when you mount a GoPro camera in the lathe chuck

https://youtu.be/rtVz2GH8w_A

Cool video. Glad it stayed in the lathe at 1800 RPMs!


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Forum: Machining 01-10-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By toprecycler
If you run the machine in reverse as much as you...

If you run the machine in reverse as much as you do forward, then the bearings will get equal wear both directions. Makes for a smoother running mill.[emoji4]


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Forum: Machining 01-10-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By toprecycler
Forgot one- A tool to make a tool to make a...

Forgot one- A tool to make a tool to make a tool.[emoji4]


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Forum: Machining 01-09-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By toprecycler
Nice. Sent from my iPod touch using...

Nice.


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Forum: Shop & Safety 01-09-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 19,775
Posted By toprecycler
Well, it seems you are determined to find out if...

Well, it seems you are determined to find out if they are going to freeze or not. If it does freeze, do you expect to just plug in the heat tape to thaw it back out?

Hope it works out in case it...
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