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Forum: Welding 08-11-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 537
Posted By platypus20
Interesting concept, but the extra weight would...

Interesting concept, but the extra weight would be a negative for me, I purposely went with the Speedglas SL, their super lite wide view helmet. The helmet is less than 12ozs.
Forum: Welding 08-09-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By platypus20
Damn!! 3/0 leads!! Egads!! I carry about...

Damn!! 3/0 leads!! Egads!!


I carry about 150’ of #4 welding lead, I have not welded above 125 amps with the stick welder in about the last 20+ yrs. About. 60% of what I do is in the 90-105 amp...
Forum: Fabrication 08-09-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By platypus20
Now if I had an air compressor, that was capable...

Now if I had an air compressor, that was capable of 67 cfm!!


Both the 3/4” drive impact guns now have a very noticeably louder bark, than they did before.

I now have a mixed assortment of...
Forum: Fabrication 08-08-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By platypus20
Spent more time today changing from the Milton A...

Spent more time today changing from the Milton A style air line fittings to the larger, higher flow Milton H style air line fittings. Damn!! This is getting expensive.
Forum: Welding 08-06-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By platypus20
I have a Dynasty 350, a couple of Maxstar 200s...

I have a Dynasty 350, a couple of Maxstar 200s and a CST 280, all of them stick weld almost identically.
Forum: Welding 08-05-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By platypus20
New Harbor Freight 120V Inverter Welder

I just bought today, one of the original series 75amp, 120v inverter welders. It’s a HF #61749.

the link below show the unit, not who I bought it from. I got it at the local HF store, as its now a...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-05-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,964
Posted By platypus20
Yama-Bond #4

Yama-Bond #4
Forum: Fabrication 08-05-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By platypus20
I have a couple of the Wilton welding clamps,...

I have a couple of the Wilton welding clamps, where you weld the shoe to the plate, use the clamp, then cut the shoe off and buff up the plate, when your done with it.
Forum: Fabrication 08-05-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By platypus20
Crude...

Crude Bastard!!..............................:devil:
Forum: Fabrication 08-04-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By platypus20
Today, I switched from 1/4” style A Milton air...

Today, I switched from 1/4” style A Milton air fittings to 3/8” style T Milton air line fittings, which according to Milton, the style and size increase, will give me roughly 3-4 times the flow. With...
Forum: Machining 07-31-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By platypus20
Oooooh!! The new used lathe smell in the...

Oooooh!! The new used lathe smell in the shop!!..................:devil:
Forum: Fabrication 07-31-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By platypus20
The lower number of joints has been a true...

The lower number of joints has been a true benefit, I’ve cut down about 95% of the leaks I had, I gone from the air compressor cycling once an hour to about 3-4 cycles per day. Most of my loss now is...
Forum: Machining 07-26-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,505
Posted By platypus20
I appreciate the suggestions, but I have my heart...

I appreciate the suggestions, but I have my heart set on a fire breathing dragon. What’s the sense of a castle with towers, a moat and a drawbridge, without the fire breathing dragon, that’s like a...
Forum: Machining 07-25-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,505
Posted By platypus20
Too busy designing the moat for the shop, also...

Too busy designing the moat for the shop, also searching the sites for a good fire breathing dragon, to build a fort, that comes in phase 4 of the plans.
Forum: Fabrication 07-24-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By platypus20
I know everyone uses it, but PEX is not rated for...

I know everyone uses it, but PEX is not rated for air service, my friend had his home owners insurance cancelled for running PEX compressed airlines. It also against local plumbing codes to run...
Forum: Fabrication 07-24-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By platypus20
Actually 80 feet, I added a 4th drop this...

Actually 80 feet, I added a 4th drop this morning. The longest run is from the air compressor, that’s in the basement, through the wall up to the rafters, to the first cut in, about 45-50 feet. It’s...
Forum: Fabrication 07-24-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By platypus20
No crimping, it’s a special style compression...

No crimping, it’s a special style compression fittings
Forum: Fabrication 07-23-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By platypus20
Rapid Air Products/Maxline

Welp, after months and months of dancing the knife edge, of getting it or leaving it on the shelf at the store, I finally decided to get it. I bought the 3/4" master kit. I contained 100 foot of the...
Forum: Fabrication 07-21-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,851
Posted By platypus20
I saw that MASH episode last week......

I saw that MASH episode last week......
Forum: Fabrication 07-21-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By platypus20
Don't know!! Even though I use them, out of...

Don't know!!

Even though I use them, out of convenience, I use battery powered tools, but I don't really like them, the balance seems wrong. I much prefer pneumatic, but at time its not a viable...
Forum: Fabrication 07-21-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,851
Posted By platypus20
WOW, nine years, now that's a zombie thread

WOW, nine years, now that's a zombie thread
Forum: Machining 07-18-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,505
Posted By platypus20
How about about 85 blocks??

How about about 85 blocks??
Forum: Machining 07-18-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,505
Posted By platypus20
AXA would be the 250-100 series BXA would be...

AXA would be the 250-100 series
BXA would be the 250-200 series
The blocks are not interchangeable
Forum: Welding 07-16-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,211
Posted By platypus20
Murex E6011C, great stuff, I use constantly, I...

Murex E6011C, great stuff, I use constantly, I have it in 3/32” and 1/8”, in stock in theMachinery Closet and the service van.

Yep, I have transferred some of the E6011C to Norm, whether he used...
Forum: Machining 07-16-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,505
Posted By platypus20
My grandfather always told me - “you can make...

My grandfather always told me - “you can make anything with a shaper, except money”
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