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  • #16
    Originally posted by morpheus
    is it done Dan ? i wanna see it in action

    - jack
    Not quite done yet. Almost though, one more hour at the most. I can only work on it during my weekend. Things are going a little slower nowdays, because Im teaching my son some of the skills involved in metal fabrication. A demo of how the machine works and example of what it can produce was already the planned grand finale for this project. So I would assume that probably sometime saturday or sunday of this week I will be posting these pictures. Then it is your guys turn to build one and then give us a picture of your final results. Of course, I will be available here to try and answer any question that might come up in the fabrication process.
    MigMaster 250- Smooth arc with a good touch of softness to it. Good weld puddle wetout. Light spatter producer.
    Ironman 230 - Soft arc with a touch of agressiveness to it. Very good weld puddle wet out. Light spatter producer.


    PM 180C



    HH 125 EZ - impressive little fluxcore only unit

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    • #17
      Dan,

      Thanks again for the detail you put into this project. Not sure when I will be able to build it, still very much a beginner, but have saved all the plans, and pic's for future project.

      Thanks again for the great effort on this.
      Thanks
      Gary Wolboldt

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      • #18
        Well, Dan I printed most of the pictures and transferred all the dialog in these posts to a MSWord file.

        I built the flat bar parts today, and I had to pull a scrapped old guard rail out of our Salvadge Yard that had some C5 on it, to make the bed parts. You'd think a plant this size would have a length of C5 somewhere, but noooo. I have to use garbage!

        I think I have finally deciphered the principle of the tool, so now I can build it.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Rocky D
          Well, Dan I printed most of the pictures and transferred all the dialog in these posts to a MSWord file.

          I built the flat bar parts today, and I had to pull a scrapped old guard rail out of our Salvadge Yard that had some C5 on it, to make the bed parts. You'd think a plant this size would have a length of C5 somewhere, but noooo. I have to use garbage!

          I think I have finally deciphered the principle of the tool, so now I can build it.
          Well thank goodness I m not the only one that had to look through the junk pile to find a short peice of the 5" channel. I had at least a 10' length of new material for everthing except the 5" channel. I had 3" & 4" channel but no 5" channel. I ended up finding a peice on an old peice of farm machinery that my dad was scrapping out. It took me at least a half an hour to make it look like a shiny new peice of metal. After I got done I was thinking I should have just went to my local supplier and bought a length. That was way to much work for an 8 1/2" peice of metal.

          If you ve got some parts made were are the pictures of them? This is going to be the real fun part for me to see how someone elses machine turns out. Hopefully, I will have mine completed on Saturday so that you can see the entire machine completed. There are still a couple of peices that you haven t seen yet. Don t worry, they are just some peices of flat bar that I weld to the parts that you have just completed. There purpose is to give you a surface for clamping the machine to your table. Well lets hope that I have given you guys enough help up to this point. I would have like to have went a lot more in depth, but I didn t want to take up a lot of space on this site. Good luck, and keep us posted on your progress.
          MigMaster 250- Smooth arc with a good touch of softness to it. Good weld puddle wetout. Light spatter producer.
          Ironman 230 - Soft arc with a touch of agressiveness to it. Very good weld puddle wet out. Light spatter producer.


          PM 180C



          HH 125 EZ - impressive little fluxcore only unit

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          • #20
            I have most of the pieces and have welded the bed . I made a field decision to put the weld on the inside of the C5, rather than on the top as you did. It seemed to me to be easy to set up that way.

            I haven't found material yet for the handles, tho.

            I did figure out the flatbar to clamp to the table, as you mention. I'll get some pictures tomorrow.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Rocky D
              I have most of the pieces and have welded the bed . I made a field decision to put the weld on the inside of the C5, rather than on the top as you did. It seemed to me to be easy to set up that way.

              I haven't found material yet for the handles, tho.

              I did figure out the flatbar to clamp to the table, as you mention. I'll get some pictures tomorrow.
              Rocky D,
              The yellow lines roughly indicate were I ran a weld bead to secure the channel and flat bar peices. Please don t think that I m telling you were you are suppose to place your welds . Im just having some more discussion with you on how I choose to do my project.
              Last edited by Dan; 10-03-2002, 05:37 AM.
              MigMaster 250- Smooth arc with a good touch of softness to it. Good weld puddle wetout. Light spatter producer.
              Ironman 230 - Soft arc with a touch of agressiveness to it. Very good weld puddle wet out. Light spatter producer.


              PM 180C



              HH 125 EZ - impressive little fluxcore only unit

              Comment


              • #22
                Originally posted by Dan


                Rocky D,
                Please don t think that I m telling you were you are suppose to place your welds . Im just having some more discussion with you on how I choose to do my project.
                I understood that, Dan....no problem. I have found my handle material, and now I can finish it today, I think.
                This is sure a fun project!

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                • #23
                  if it's ok with Dan. I took the liberty of combining all of Dan's posts and images into a web page on my site. If Dan's not ok with this I can delete it.

                  I was in a hurry so I just put it all in one file. So, with all the excellent, explanatory pics Dan has included the page takes a minute or two to load depending on your type of connection.



                  oh yeah, I did my best to keep all of the posts in order, let me know if I got any of the steps out of order

                  - jack
                  Last edited by morpheus; 10-03-2002, 12:22 PM.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by morpheus
                    if it's ok with Dan. I took the liberty of combining all of Dan's posts and images into a web page on my site. If Dan's not ok with this I can delete it.

                    I was in a hurry so I just put it all in one file. So, with all the excellent, explanatory pics Dan has included the page takes a minute or two to load depending on your type of connection.



                    oh yeah, I did my best to keep all of the posts in order, let me know if I got any of the steps out of order

                    - jack
                    Jack
                    Not a problem. However you forgot the picture of the dimensional drawing for part # 1.
                    MigMaster 250- Smooth arc with a good touch of softness to it. Good weld puddle wetout. Light spatter producer.
                    Ironman 230 - Soft arc with a touch of agressiveness to it. Very good weld puddle wet out. Light spatter producer.


                    PM 180C



                    HH 125 EZ - impressive little fluxcore only unit

                    Comment


                    • #25
                      Nice job Morpheus,
                      Kind of you to go thru the trouble for us. ThankYou!

                      Dan,
                      Thanks for all your work, I'll post a picture of my completed brake after I get my materials together.
                      It's not an optical illusion...it just looks like one

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Dan


                        Jack
                        Not a problem. However you forgot the picture of the dimensional drawing for part # 1.
                        Thanks Dan

                        I just figured out what was missing.

                        - jack
                        Last edited by morpheus; 10-03-2002, 03:41 PM.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Al T.
                          Nice job Morpheus,
                          Kind of you to go thru the trouble for us. ThankYou!
                          no prob man, as much for myself as for everyone else. Gotta hang onto great info like this !

                          - jack

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Rocky D


                            I understood that, Dan....no problem. I have found my handle material, and now I can finish it today, I think.
                            This is sure a fun project!
                            I know what you mean. This has turned out to be very entertaining. Now Im trying to come up with another project that we could start after I complete this one. Anyone have an idea. It cannot be to complex or contain to many parts. I d like it to be another project that the novice can tackle.
                            MigMaster 250- Smooth arc with a good touch of softness to it. Good weld puddle wetout. Light spatter producer.
                            Ironman 230 - Soft arc with a touch of agressiveness to it. Very good weld puddle wet out. Light spatter producer.


                            PM 180C



                            HH 125 EZ - impressive little fluxcore only unit

                            Comment


                            • #29
                              Morpheus

                              you have a really great website there! I know it took a lot of work to compile Dan's posts. Good job!

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                              • #30
                                Russell,

                                I agree. I would like to see a home budget sand blasting cabinet.

                                Dave

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