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    Here's a straightening tool we call an "Ol Man" in the shipyard. It's used for turning beams and straightening stuff. I had to make this one today for a titanium annodizing rack that was bent.

  • #2
    ...a closeup

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    • #3
      ...another angle

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      • #4
        here is in use..the rack is pure titanium. I was able to bend the bent arm cold. It worked perfectly. I half expected the arm to snap, but it was surprisingly soft.

        I apologise the the 'busy' picture...it's hard to see the rack. It was made from 1/2" x 1" titanium bar stock.

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        • #5
          I have something close to one of those here but..
          I think mine might be a bit better.

          I have a 48 or a 60" pipe wrench. Its great for bending stuff.. and if it will not work I have a 60" chunck of pipe that fits over the handle.

          LOL

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          • #6
            Rocky,

            How about easing up on the weld quality a little. "Robot" weldors like you just make the rest of us jealous.

            OMS,

            Just don't end up like my crowbar with that cheater bar you're using. And remember, if you break the housing on a Ridgid pipe wrench they are guaranteed forever.
            Arbo & Thor (The Junkyard Dog)
            The Next Loud Noise You Hear Is Me!

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            • #7
              Rocky,

              Just curious...You seem to use alot of titanium in your industry, why?
              Arbo & Thor (The Junkyard Dog)
              The Next Loud Noise You Hear Is Me!

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              • #8
                Re: Handy Tool

                Originally posted by Rocky D
                Here's a straightening tool we call an "Ol Man" in the shipyard. It's used for turning beams and straightening stuff. I had to make this one today for a titanium annodizing rack that was bent.
                Senior Elder Welder eh?

                When you retire, you might consider opening up "Rocky D's custom made tools" emporium


                Philippe

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Old Man Stick
                  I have something close to one of those here but..
                  I think mine might be a bit better.

                  I have a 48 or a 60" pipe wrench. Its great for bending stuff.. and if it will not work I have a 60" chunck of pipe that fits over the handle.

                  LOL

                  OMS
                  I work in a union shop, the plumbers get upset when they see a weldor with a pipe wrench in his hand.

                  Besides, weldors need to have something to do.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Re: Handy Tool

                    Originally posted by Phil


                    Senior Elder Welder eh?

                    When you retire, you might consider opening up "Rocky D's custom made tools" emporium


                    Philippe
                    Hey, Phil, that's WELDOR....as to retire... I'm havin' too much fun to quit work!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Arbo
                      Rocky,

                      Just curious...You seem to use alot of titanium in your industry, why?
                      In this particular case...any other material would be eaten up by the chemicals it's dunked in. As to the other stuff we build...in aircraft, you have to design aircraft with strong light materials. We build commercial aircraft parts...like the nacelle, which is the framework that hold the engine onto the airplane, and also the thrust reverser, the gadget that stops the plane when it lands. Lots of titanium, however some of it is being replaced with composite material.....no need for welding...
                      Last edited by Rocky D; 01-08-2003, 01:39 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Re: Re: Handy Tool

                        Originally posted by Rocky D


                        Hey, Phil, that's WELDOR....as to retire... I'm havin' too much fun to quit work!
                        Deh! I mean Doh!

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                        • #13
                          Visual Control: "Ol Man's Ol Man"

                          Necessity is the mother of strange weldments.

                          Bob

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bob
                            Visual Control: "Ol Man's Ol Man"

                            Necessity is the mother of strange weldments.

                            Bob
                            Does seem a bit redundant, doesn't it....

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                            • #15
                              Weld Quality Question???

                              Hey Rock,,,,im with Arbo on that one,,,,lol,,, back off on the weld quality a couple notches,,,,im feelin like a total HACK now,,,
                              Gotta hand it to u,,,your workman ship is insane,,,bet u could build a **** of a street rod,,,jim

                              BTW Rock a while back u asked about a paint to put in between raw metal before weldin,,heres a picture of the type stuff we use in the auto body industry,,its a zinc rich spray,,hope it helps if u havent found any thing yet,,,
                              http://www.youtube.com/jimcaf57

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