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Forum: Welding 10-09-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,588
Posted By Tally ZJ
Never figured out what it was but I changed the...

Never figured out what it was but I changed the electrode clamp to a new one, replaced the broken machine output connector and have not had a shock since. However, I have not used it outside since...
Forum: Fabrication 09-20-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,367
Posted By Tally ZJ
I guess I am too new to this forum to know this,...

I guess I am too new to this forum to know this, but, what the hell is a minion???? :confused:
Forum: Fabrication 09-17-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,367
Posted By Tally ZJ
I dunno. To me the little heater look was what...

I dunno. To me the little heater look was what made them cute. However, nothing wrong with branching out into other styles. I have a coupe more in mind.
Forum: Fabrication 09-17-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,367
Posted By Tally ZJ
Always need minions! Those 410A cans are...

Always need minions!

Those 410A cans are thicker material and are easier to work with when welding them.
Forum: Fabrication 09-16-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,367
Posted By Tally ZJ
Got another two of these sold. Same lady who...

Got another two of these sold. Same lady who bought two of them last month.

One of them I decorated with some ivy leaves I did with my new forge. Don't laugh! I know they are ugly! She liked...
Forum: Fabrication 09-16-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,488
Posted By Tally ZJ
That was more my idea. I think I will slot the...

That was more my idea. I think I will slot the feed pipe and put a sliding collar on it and try that first.
Forum: Fabrication 09-15-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,488
Posted By Tally ZJ
I thought about that. Those aren't damaging to...

I thought about that. Those aren't damaging to the motor are they? I mean, are there special motors that allow for variable speed like that and others that are not?
Forum: Fabrication 09-15-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,488
Posted By Tally ZJ
I have been regulating the air. I bump the switch...

I have been regulating the air. I bump the switch on an off to keep the fan speed lower. I do need some kind of regulator valve though.

I do not run the fan all the time. Just when I need to...
Forum: Fabrication 09-15-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,488
Posted By Tally ZJ
Actually have one very near me and there is...

Actually have one very near me and there is another event in October. I think I will attend this one. Its actually a "Pioneer Days" festival but includes smithing.
Forum: Fabrication 09-15-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,488
Posted By Tally ZJ
Ohh, that is beautiful Pop! What do you mean...

Ohh, that is beautiful Pop!

What do you mean "you don't need it at welding heat"? You don't need the air? How do you reach welding heat?
Forum: Fabrication 09-15-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,488
Posted By Tally ZJ
What is the deal with actual burn time for the...

What is the deal with actual burn time for the forge? Does lump charcoal always burn fast like mine did? What about compared to coal?

I would like to load the forge up with something and get two...
Forum: Fabrication 09-14-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,488
Posted By Tally ZJ
Those are nice! But, the $17.35 shipping killed...

Those are nice! But, the $17.35 shipping killed it for me :(
Forum: Fabrication 09-14-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,488
Posted By Tally ZJ
What I need now is a good set of tongs. I don't...

What I need now is a good set of tongs. I don't have the experience yet to make a good set and the cheap assed pliers I am using now just won't hold the steel.

What works better in the mean time?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-14-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,212
Posted By Tally ZJ
I have used them before and they are very good. ...

I have used them before and they are very good. I also have a Kobalt brand set that cuts through 1/4" steel like it was butter. However, the arbor isn't all that good and the set screw for the...
Forum: Fabrication 09-14-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,488
Posted By Tally ZJ
I believe you are correct. I definitely shut...

I believe you are correct. I definitely shut down the blower when I am finished with a heat.



Can you elaborate a little more?
Forum: Fabrication 09-14-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,488
Posted By Tally ZJ
Sure you will! It wasn't a difficult thing but...

Sure you will! It wasn't a difficult thing but it was a little frustrating to get the metal to go where I wanted. I did not draw my twist out enough to have the style twist I wanted. It was too...
Forum: Fabrication 09-14-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,488
Posted By Tally ZJ
Ok, you guys don't all get in line at once to...

Ok, you guys don't all get in line at once to order one of my new fire poker tools. I can only make one per afternoon!

Yep, I am now a blacksmiff :D


Ok, enough of the BS.

This is my...
Forum: Fabrication 09-13-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,488
Posted By Tally ZJ
Got a piece of track rail today! I went to see...

Got a piece of track rail today! I went to see the old man I got the Delta drill press from, and my Airco welder, to pay him some money on the press.

He had a nice piece of rail laying there and...
Forum: Fabrication 09-13-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,845
Posted By Tally ZJ
Wow! That is a beautiful weld bead. Wish mine...

Wow! That is a beautiful weld bead. Wish mine looked that nice :o

Can you detail the rod, heat and such that you used on that weld?
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-13-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,186
Posted By Tally ZJ
It's normal for us older folk. :mad: I...

It's normal for us older folk. :mad:

I lifted the end of a very very light box, one day at work, shoulder went pop!

Sounded like a dowel stick snapping and I nearly went to my knees.

I have...
Forum: Fabrication 09-12-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,488
Posted By Tally ZJ
The blower is a 115v motor driven blower that...

The blower is a 115v motor driven blower that sends high velocity and high volume air into one of those blow up bounce/play houses kids play in. Got it on eBay for about $50.00 shipped. There are...
Forum: Fabrication 09-12-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,488
Posted By Tally ZJ
My blower came yesterday. A little PVC...

My blower came yesterday.

A little PVC pipe, a flange fitting, silver foil tape, a jump house blower and some hard wood charcoal and I am fired up!

This worked very well! I think. :confused:...
Forum: Fabrication 09-12-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,214
Posted By Tally ZJ
Uhhmmmm . . .right! :devil: I ran...

Uhhmmmm . . .right! :devil:




I ran beads below and above the root weld and made sure none of the undercut was present, at least to the best I could tell.



I put back what was rusted...
Forum: Fabrication 09-12-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,214
Posted By Tally ZJ
Will try this next time. I have learned to use...

Will try this next time. I have learned to use the "Z" weave with 7018 and have successfully ran 7018 uphill using that method. Just not on this job. This was a horizontal weld and I just couldn't...
Forum: Fabrication 09-12-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,214
Posted By Tally ZJ
Thanks! Yeah, the repair went well except for...

Thanks! Yeah, the repair went well except for the undercut issue I was having and one boogered up vertical weld I flubbed up. :(

I am terrible at vertical up so I try a few on each job that I can...
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