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Old 08-26-2005, 01:43 AM
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Default Positioner project finally started, Scooters first.

Cutter, the positioner that I was telling you about, is finally in its first stages of construction and this will be Scooters first welding project. I told him today that I will be doing most of the layout and will explain what is taking place as we go along, but that he's going to be doing most of the cutting and welding. YEA, I said that the grinding and cleanup will be done by me. It's alot safer for him just in case the killer wants to reach out and bite somebody, God forbid.

Alright, now he has only been welding for 3 or 4 days, about 2 hours each and this was his first day of using the cutting torch. I went over the basics of the torch, safe and correct way to set everything up, how to adjust the flame, cleaning the tip, gauge settings, whats going on during the cutting process, and O/A BOTTLE SAFETY. Yes, he knows he's working around BOMBS that are just waiting to go off if he screws up, and the resulting effect, if that happens. I made a few cuts on some scrap and let him do the same, so he could get the feel. Then we got down to business.

First thing was to cut the plate of the motor base to length. I laid it out and then it was his ball game. I'll admit that I did set up a straight edge to help him, heck I still use 'em when making long cuts.
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:02 AM
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Making the first cut. He's choking up on the torch, but we're working on the relaxing problem.
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Miller Dialarc HF-P
Miller 251 wire feed/ with Alum. spool gun purchased from Wyoming (Roy)
Thermal Dynamics 52 Plasma
7" x 12" Horiz. Bandsaw
Weld Craft TIG Torches
JD2 Model 3 hydraulic Tubing bender with
quite a few expensive dies

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Old 08-26-2005, 02:06 AM
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First cut done. A little rough, but I've seen alot worse even with a crutch. Heck, I still use one on a long cut. Didn't take anytime for the cleanup.
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Miller Dialarc HF-P
Miller 251 wire feed/ with Alum. spool gun purchased from Wyoming (Roy)
Thermal Dynamics 52 Plasma
7" x 12" Horiz. Bandsaw
Weld Craft TIG Torches
JD2 Model 3 hydraulic Tubing bender with
quite a few expensive dies

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Old 08-26-2005, 02:09 AM
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Second cut. I think he's starting to get the hang of it.
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Miller Dialarc HF-P
Miller 251 wire feed/ with Alum. spool gun purchased from Wyoming (Roy)
Thermal Dynamics 52 Plasma
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Weld Craft TIG Torches
JD2 Model 3 hydraulic Tubing bender with
quite a few expensive dies

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Old 08-26-2005, 02:16 AM
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Second one done.
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Miller Dialarc HF-P
Miller 251 wire feed/ with Alum. spool gun purchased from Wyoming (Roy)
Thermal Dynamics 52 Plasma
7" x 12" Horiz. Bandsaw
Weld Craft TIG Torches
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:20 AM
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The welding begins.
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Miller 251 wire feed/ with Alum. spool gun purchased from Wyoming (Roy)
Thermal Dynamics 52 Plasma
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:23 AM
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Another shot.
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Miller Dialarc HF-P
Miller 251 wire feed/ with Alum. spool gun purchased from Wyoming (Roy)
Thermal Dynamics 52 Plasma
7" x 12" Horiz. Bandsaw
Weld Craft TIG Torches
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quite a few expensive dies

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Old 08-26-2005, 02:25 AM
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Gettin down and dirty.
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Miller Dialarc HF-P
Miller 251 wire feed/ with Alum. spool gun purchased from Wyoming (Roy)
Thermal Dynamics 52 Plasma
7" x 12" Horiz. Bandsaw
Weld Craft TIG Torches
JD2 Model 3 hydraulic Tubing bender with
quite a few expensive dies

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Old 08-26-2005, 02:32 AM
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It didn't take him long to realize that pants with holes in the knees and welding don't go together. Right after this one was taken one of those little fireballs grew eyes and ya'll know how quick ya' can jump.
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Miller Dialarc HF-P
Miller 251 wire feed/ with Alum. spool gun purchased from Wyoming (Roy)
Thermal Dynamics 52 Plasma
7" x 12" Horiz. Bandsaw
Weld Craft TIG Torches
JD2 Model 3 hydraulic Tubing bender with
quite a few expensive dies

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Old 08-26-2005, 02:36 AM
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A few shots of the completed welds.
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Miller Dialarc HF-P
Miller 251 wire feed/ with Alum. spool gun purchased from Wyoming (Roy)
Thermal Dynamics 52 Plasma
7" x 12" Horiz. Bandsaw
Weld Craft TIG Torches
JD2 Model 3 hydraulic Tubing bender with
quite a few expensive dies

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