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Forum: Fabrication 06-29-2005, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,600
Posted By Brainfarth
Not my railing.. I could never afford such a...

Not my railing.. I could never afford such a thing.. The cost of the clearcoated powdercoat would be all I could afford. Here's a few more pics of different rails in the house. ...
Forum: Fabrication 06-29-2005, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,600
Posted By Brainfarth
I havent melted yet. Must be the hard water...

I havent melted yet. Must be the hard water toughening up my skin.
But really, I've been working so much lately that I havn't had time for much other than taking women out or checking my email. ...
Forum: Fabrication 06-28-2005, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,600
Posted By Brainfarth
I forgot to mention that the whole job took me...

I forgot to mention that the whole job took me about 6.5 hours.. Mostly due to the lack of mounting points, so I had to get a bit creative with the plates. Fortunately, the front was mounted well...
Forum: Fabrication 06-28-2005, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,600
Posted By Brainfarth
Project of the day

Here's some pictures of a customers VW pulling a SeaDoo. I had to stiffen up the poorly mounted bumper assy with 1/4" s.s plates. I incerted a 1 1/2" scd 40 pipe inbetween the uprights, drilled a...
Forum: Machining 06-21-2005, 01:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,483
Posted By Brainfarth
The machine shop associated with the fabrication...

The machine shop associated with the fabrication shop I work for had a problem with tapping some holes. They had a few hundred- 3 mm(or where roundabouts). holes to tap in some 308 S.S and were...
Forum: SFT Information 10-03-2004, 11:05 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 40,949
Posted By Brainfarth
I'm in there now (9:05am pst) killing time before...

I'm in there now (9:05am pst) killing time before I head off to the local sports bar to watch some football.
Forum: Welding 10-03-2004, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,488
Posted By Brainfarth
175 range MIG machines

We use a SP-175 at work( http://www.mylincolnelectric.com/Catalog/equipmentdatasheet.asp?p=7083 ) and it's great for quick little jobs and very portable. I've been thinking of buying one for my...
Forum: Welding 09-28-2004, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,494
Posted By Brainfarth
Butter flavored PAM works as well. ;)

Butter flavored PAM works as well. ;)
Forum: Welding 09-27-2004, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,494
Posted By Brainfarth
At least a few hours out of the day, we weld with...

At least a few hours out of the day, we weld with .035 MIG. I'm wondering if it would be worth the investment in a small shop. We have cans of antisplatter floating around but the only downside is...
Forum: Welding 09-25-2004, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,494
Posted By Brainfarth
SplatterShield

Has anyone ever heard of this stuff? I recieved some junkmail from http://www.spattershield.com/ looks cool enough for production.
Forum: Welding 08-16-2004, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,651
Posted By Brainfarth
I found out some stats about their setup the last...

I found out some stats about their setup the last time I was at the mill. Gas pressure is around 20 psi and oxygen is around 125 psi. They are running # 10 tips. To cut high chrome steel they run...
Forum: Fabrication 08-09-2004, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,311
Posted By Brainfarth
I'm affraid I cannot compare the two. I've never...

I'm affraid I cannot compare the two. I've never read " Miller Student pack".
Forum: Welding 08-09-2004, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,651
Posted By Brainfarth
I've had to use their torches a few times and I...

I've had to use their torches a few times and I have to admit that at those pressures, they do cut pretty fast for natural gas. They consume so much oxygen, they have a direct pipeline to the local...
Forum: Welding 08-09-2004, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,651
Posted By Brainfarth
At the steel mill they had a few torches that...

At the steel mill they had a few torches that were about 10' long running on Natural gas to cut the billits going to the cooling bed when the automated torches would screw up.
Forum: Fabrication 08-07-2004, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,311
Posted By Brainfarth
Good find online! I was trying to find that...

Good find online! I was trying to find that website. Yeah, that is the book. It's a good book with down-to-earth descriptions in a farmer sort of way.
7 bucks is a heck of a deal! I don't know...
Forum: Fabrication 08-05-2004, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,311
Posted By Brainfarth
Two books that I refer to alot are "Welding...

Two books that I refer to alot are "Welding principles and applications Fifth edition" by Larry Jeffus published by Thompson. You can search ebay and amazon for a cheaper copy(around 100 bucks). ...
Forum: Welding 08-02-2004, 10:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,747
Posted By Brainfarth
Cutter, That was pretty cool of him to offer...

Cutter,
That was pretty cool of him to offer to take it back if you didn't like it. I don't think my vendor would do that for me or the other guys.
Forum: Fabrication 07-29-2004, 07:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,697
Posted By Brainfarth
Working Mangalloy

I have a project coming up that involves bending some Mangalloy(3/8” thick by 1 ½” wide) into a horseshoe shape at approx 2” diameter to be welded into the inside of picking eyes. I’ve never worked...
Forum: Welding 07-27-2004, 03:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,747
Posted By Brainfarth
I've had my Miller Elite(american flag) hood for...

I've had my Miller Elite(american flag) hood for about a month now. It's holding up pretty well. My only real guff is the power button is above the lens, so there are alot of dirty fingerprints...
Forum: Welding 07-09-2004, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,624
Posted By Brainfarth
Welding gaps shut with TIG on stainless

I've run into a problem that I havn't really thought about much before.
I've been working on a stainless project and have found that any gap between metals can be a real pain. I cut my material...
Forum: Fabrication 07-03-2004, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,474
Posted By Brainfarth
I've been wondering if the Crescent ratching...

I've been wondering if the Crescent ratching wrenches were worth their price. Anyone own any?
Forum: Fabrication 07-03-2004, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,809
Posted By Brainfarth
The best cut off wheels I've used are 3M Green...

The best cut off wheels I've used are 3M Green Corps. They are pretty spendy at around 4 bucks a piece but they'll outlast other brands 3 to 1.
Forum: Welding 06-14-2004, 01:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,958
Posted By Brainfarth
If your running XP, check this out: You've...

If your running XP, check this out:

You've got to download this one first:
Tweak UI

This PowerToy gives you access to system settings that are not exposed in the Windows XP default user...
Forum: Welding 06-14-2004, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,820
Posted By Brainfarth
I would have to agree with using mig and 6011. ...

I would have to agree with using mig and 6011. 7018 isn't a good idea because it's not self cleaning rod and there's alot of potential for slag incursion. Running hot MIG is what I've mostly done...
Forum: Welding 06-14-2004, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,140
Posted By Brainfarth
I guess it depends on how thin of a piece you...

I guess it depends on how thin of a piece you want to cut off. If I think it's going to warp I'll start 1/4" or so in from the end and start my cut. Then I'll cut a foot or so and stop. Then start...
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