Shop Floor Talk  

Go Back   Shop Floor Talk > Welding and Metalworking Forums > Welding

SFT Search:   
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-09-2019, 07:57 PM
platypus20's Avatar
platypus20 platypus20 is offline
Boiler God
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: camillus, ny (syracuse)
Posts: 9,535
Default New Welding Helmet

Today, in between Norm and I, following our normal routine of going to the Chinese Buffet and reeking havoc and destruction on the crew at Harbor Freight, we squeezed in a trip to the LWS. They had called during lunch and said the welding helmet I had ordered had arrived.

So at the LWS, I picked up a new Speedglas SL welding helmet, along with a box of outer lense shields. I have standardized on the Speedglas SL (super lite), I have some in the shop and a pair in the service van. I like the lite weight, the shape and the viewing size, I do not like the headgear, supposedly very well made and comfortable, I find it cheesy and ill fitting (large platypus head). I switched the head gear with the older Speedglas 9003 welding helmet, then sent the 9003 over to Norm’s for a very long term trial, I did advise new batteries (2/CR2032).

While at the LWS, I bought a 14”, 120 carbide tooth metal saw blade, for my 14” Milwaukee dry cut saw, a sharpened blade the owner never picked up, I paid the sharpening fee and the postage due on the blade.

I also picked up a Florida Pneumatic needle scaler, a warranty repair drop off, that was never picked up, I paid roughly 30% of the original sale price.

Then we ventured to the local HF, we did the usual aisle by aisle tour and then I picked up a 0-160 psi gauge ($4). We (I) gave the crew the usual ration of shit, on my over due pneumatic 3/8” variable speed, reversible air drill. Its the newer Chief brand, if like the rest of the Chief line, will be a very viable air drill for the shop.

Also today Norm and I discussed the relocation of the dozer hulk in his driveway, it has to be moved over about 6-8 feet and back about 20-25 feet. Not an easy trick as it does not run, so steering is non existent, and it has some serious heft to it, it will be a treat.
__________________
jack
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-10-2019, 09:03 AM
platypus20's Avatar
platypus20 platypus20 is offline
Boiler God
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: camillus, ny (syracuse)
Posts: 9,535
Default

I looked at the helmet paperwork, somewhat of a novelty for me, and in the bag, I found 2 odd aluminum strips. I wondered “what the hell are these”, then like a sledgehammer to the back of the head, they are to hold a cheater. Speedglas (3M) is finally realizing that welders are getting older.
__________________
jack
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-11-2019, 06:01 PM
milomilo's Avatar
milomilo milomilo is offline
Auction Addict
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wheatland, Wyoming
Posts: 14,640
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by platypus20 View Post

Also today Norm and I discussed the relocation of the dozer hulk in his driveway, it has to be moved over about 6-8 feet and back about 20-25 feet. Not an easy trick as it does not run, so steering is non existent, and it has some serious heft to it, it will be a treat.
Hey Norm, there has to be a story behind this?????
__________________
Chris

We are losing sight of civility in government and politics. Debate and dialogue is taking a back seat to the politics of destruction and anger and control. Dogma has replaced thoughtful discussion between people of differing views.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-12-2019, 06:43 PM
Norm W's Avatar
Norm W Norm W is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 2,727
Default

It's been moved. I have another "Parts machine" that I still have to get home. How? I'm not sure yet. I hope to have two running machines, out of three, if everything goes right. When has that ever happened? I did figure put how to lock the goose neck in place, on the White, so I could get more grunt to move the dead cat. I also had to attach the Oliver to one end so that the cat would turn and not just roll. As of now everything is parked and out of the way. I'll attach a picture of the White and the (at the time) running Cat.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	white truck and D4 2017.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	211.1 KB
ID:	150735  
__________________
Make over, make do, or do without

Why do I have to press one for English when you're just gonna transfer me to someone I can't understand anyway?

Grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can & the friends to post my bail when I finally snap!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-14-2019, 09:46 PM
milomilo's Avatar
milomilo milomilo is offline
Auction Addict
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wheatland, Wyoming
Posts: 14,640
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Norm W View Post
It's been moved. I have another "Parts machine" that I still have to get home. How? I'm not sure yet. I hope to have two running machines, out of three, if everything goes right. When has that ever happened? I did figure put how to lock the goose neck in place, on the White, so I could get more grunt to move the dead cat. I also had to attach the Oliver to one end so that the cat would turn and not just roll. As of now everything is parked and out of the way. I'll attach a picture of the White and the (at the time) running Cat.
Got a project in mind when you get them running?
__________________
Chris

We are losing sight of civility in government and politics. Debate and dialogue is taking a back seat to the politics of destruction and anger and control. Dogma has replaced thoughtful discussion between people of differing views.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-14-2019, 10:18 PM
Norm W's Avatar
Norm W Norm W is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 2,727
Default

So much of our history has, and is, being sent to China and coming back as cheep crap. I just want to save what I can. During the Second World War, steam tractors, threshers, etc. went to the war effort. A few were saved by selling them to Amish farmers. If the grid goes down or something goes haywire with EMP, we may be back to the "Old Tech" to keep going. Three of the four vehicles I have, have no electronic controls. My "Home Made" tractor/backhoe was made with scrap. It has saved me on three septic systems, two water lines, gas and electric lines. Just a few things that would have been scrapped.
__________________
Make over, make do, or do without

Why do I have to press one for English when you're just gonna transfer me to someone I can't understand anyway?

Grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can & the friends to post my bail when I finally snap!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Web Search:

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.