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Old 02-24-2020, 04:36 PM
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Default Tig Aluminum Ramp for Dog bath

This is the reason I bought my AHP Alpha tig 201.. Because I had some aluminum and this project in mind.

The torch that came with the AHP worked pretty poorly but a friend set me up with a gas lens kit for it and now its 100%.

Very satisfying when to get over the major suckage part of the learning curve. With this project I was starting to "get" self feeding filler rod with the left hand, pedal amperage control, gap filling end caps on the tubes, etc.

Obviously still have to make some sort of decking provision for the ramp.

The last picture is a thing I threw together to fit the situations I seem to always be asking of my band saw that it isn't really intended to do with the normal work holding vise.
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Old 02-24-2020, 05:28 PM
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Looking good

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Old 02-24-2020, 06:43 PM
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Ever consider making stuff out of wood?

Great solution for clamping angle cuts on the bandsaw. I'm on my way to the hardware store for parts.

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Old 02-24-2020, 08:30 PM
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Carbohydrate foam, heavens no. Actually the prototype dog ramp was made of wood but didn't fold and didn't look as pretty.

The pieces for the bandsaw clamp are 3/4" square. The bottom 2 are tapped, I used 3/8 NC
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Old 02-24-2020, 09:10 PM
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Carbohydrate foam, heavens no. Actually the prototype dog ramp was made of wood but didn't fold and didn't look as pretty.

The pieces for the bandsaw clamp are 3/4" square. The bottom 2 are tapped, I used 3/8 NC
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Old 02-25-2020, 06:57 AM
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Best way to learn is having a project that tests or expands your skills.

Neat idea on the hold down.

One idea for that though. Put a couple springs over the threaded rod under the top bar. That way when you loosen the nuts, the springs push the bar up and holds it up til you readjust the material.

Have couple different length springs on hand for different size materials.


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Old 02-25-2020, 11:16 AM
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Nice work, as usual.
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