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Old 04-13-2006, 12:02 AM
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Here are 10 engine lifting eyes for a small MD helicoptor engine that I welded today. I got the parts after machining and had to do only a little prep before fixturing and welding. The eye plate is 1/4" and the machined base is 1/2". There is a .125 chamfer on the slot on the bottom of the base and it gets filled and then machined flat. The first pic is of the finished part. the second pic is of the part when it is first fixtured. All I do here is autogenously tack it in four places. The third pic is the weld on the bottom of the base and is what will get machined to correspond to a flat on the engine. The fourth pic is a weld close-up and the last one is of all the parts. I probably do 50 of these a year and it is a nice little job. Thanks for looking.
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Old 04-13-2006, 12:08 AM
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Nice work! Thanks for sharing
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Old 04-13-2006, 01:25 AM
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Kevin, where do you get those blocks with the holes in them that you are using to hold up the bottom plate?
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Old 04-13-2006, 01:33 AM
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Kevin, where do you get those blocks with the holes in them that you are using to hold up the bottom plate?
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Those are 1-2-3 blocks and they come in matched pairs usually with tolerances of .0003. They can be found at any industrial supply such as MSC, Enco, or the like. They come in other sizes as well (2-4-6) and are great for set-ups and fixturing. I get the import ones for weld fixturing. 1-2-3's will set you back about $10-$20. An import set of 2-4-6's is on sale at Enco right now for $79.99 with a free set of 1-2-3's. I will try to find the link if you are interested.
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Old 04-13-2006, 02:15 AM
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So, the parts are allready fabbed, and you get to do the fun part ? Damn, you do have a good job
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Old 04-13-2006, 06:59 PM
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I am once again impressed!
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Old 04-13-2006, 09:32 PM
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You sure do get some interesting work, Kevin! Your welds are beautiful too!
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Old 04-13-2006, 11:44 PM
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Cool little project. Rainy day work or just for mad money, either way, ver' nice! I wish I could weld like that.----- Hey Moderator dudes, you got a smilie for "envy"?
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Eye watering...
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Old 04-14-2006, 08:05 AM
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Onec again Kevin, nice job thanks for sharing,
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