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Old 01-09-2024, 07:08 PM
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Jewelry, Art work, musical instrument repair any kind of small fine work. A guy on YouTube that repairs all sorts of brass band horns is where I picked up on the Oxygen Generator trick. I have mine for sleeping at night I should have a CPAP. But, the DOT is a total PITA when it comes to being diagnosed with sleep apnea. The concentrator is a workaround my doc came up with to keep them out of my ass.
Wes Lee? The guys a magician.

Dad had a torch similar to that and his friend Don ended up with it several years ago. It blew the fuel hose off once and burned Don's hand pretty good. Neither Dad nor Don is around to ask questions, but I suspect the regulator bypassed and over-pressurized the hose. Almost happened to me with my Victor but I caught it in time and had to rebuild the reg.
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Old 01-09-2024, 07:56 PM
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Wes Lee? The guys a magician.

Dad had a torch similar to that and his friend Don ended up with it several years ago. It blew the fuel hose off once and burned Don's hand pretty good. Neither Dad nor Don is around to ask questions, but I suspect the regulator bypassed and over-pressurized the hose. Almost happened to me with my Victor but I caught it in time and had to rebuild the reg.
Yup, it was Wes Lee "Magician" is almost an understatement. I watched a couple videos with horns that looked like the Bus ran over them and when he was done you couldn't even see the damage
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Yup, it was Wes Lee "Magician" is almost an understatement. I watched a couple videos with horns that looked like the Bus ran over them and when he was done you couldn't even see the damage
I'll echo this. I helped the school band when my son was in it. I am amazed the equipment survived as well as long as it did in my short tenure as parent of a band member.

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I taught music (Band) for 35 years. I did most all of my own repairs. If it was something that I could do quickly, it meant that the student didn't have to sit on the side lines while the instrument was in the shop. I have a tuba that was made from two tubas that were being thrown out by the school. When I retired the principal said "Take it with you". While in college I worked for a master repairman. I learned many "Tricks of the Trade" that served me well. In the two years after I retired the district had to increase their budget for repairs by $4500 per year. They didn't realize what I had been doing for them. Actually it wasn't for them it was for my students. Here is a picture of the tuba now. One of my former students is playing it in a band I conduct.
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Good to hear from you Norm!


And I bet you never got a thank you after they learned what you were saving them all those years after they figured it out.

Say hi to the Platipus for us. It’s been a while since hearing from him too.


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Speaking of magicians, ran across this video of "Puddled People". What a way to perfect your craft. Looks like you have the perfect torch.
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Speaking of magicians, ran across this video of "Puddled People". What a way to perfect your craft. Looks like you have the perfect torch.
Interesting video it's certainly worth a shot just to get a feel for the torch and whatnot. There are multiple craft shows up here every Summer that provide a market for just about any kind of craft
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Speaking of magicians, ran across this video of "Puddled People". What a way to perfect your craft. Looks like you have the perfect torch.

Interesting video. I need to take time to watch the whole thing, but he manages to get an amazing amount of detail in those puddle gas welds!


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Yes, he makes the Puddle People process look pretty easy which I'm damn sure it isn't. I suspect my first efforts will bear a strong resemblance to "Jabba the Hut"
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