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    Thought maybe I could post a picture of my latest project. I built this gate for the farm from 2" schedule 40 steel pipe, 1-1/2" irrigation pipe, 6" well casing and 2" dia bar stock for the hinges. It is 16' wide. I welded it up with my HH 175. My first project ever was the carry all on the back of the tractor. The welder is being run off of my generator.
    bitternut

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    That is pretty neat. How did you do the attachment for the photo?
    What do I know I am just an electronics technician.

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    • #3
      posting picture

      MIKE W I followed the directions posted by GWOL in another post to ROCKY D. If you look at the bottom part of the page when composing your post there is an area to place an attachment. You click on the browse button which will then allow you to browse your computer where the picture you want to post should be stored. You then select your picture and click on submit. There is a maximum size limit of 102400 bytes so you may have to reduce the size of your picture before attaching. I have only done this once so I may have instructed you wrong but someone will surely be able to help you out posting pictures. Being able to post and view pictures is a great tool for learning. Viewing other peoples projects is also great for ideas and incentive to make some sparks. I am still feeling my way around this new website but love it already. THANKS HOBART
      bitternut

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      • #4
        Hey bitternut..Your pic

        Bitternut:
        Partner! Thats a fine looking gate you have there!
        Tell me...What brand of tools did you use to fish mouth the posts so they could be welded together?
        Pretty sweet to be running the hobart off of the tractors generator.
        would be nice to see more pics like that in the future ^_^
        Tim

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        • #5
          birdmouths

          Tim.......I used a template program called winmiter that I got off the internet. Its pretty handy because you just input the sizes of your pipe, the angles and then it prints out a template that you cut out. I just taped mine on with scotch tape and cut them with my Bosch jig saw. I used a carbide burr to finish the fit. Not being a very good welder I need a real good fit and the templates worked great for me. I know you can buy made up ones at welding suppliers but I have never seen them. I used my Coleman generator to power the welder. It doesn"t show in the picture. Wish I did have a tractor pto generator though. They are pretty pricey. Here is the link for the winmiter web site. I think it is a great program. Try it, you'll like it.

          ftp://ftp.ihpva.org/pub/software/winmiter/ ftp://ftp.ihpva.org/pub/software/winmiter/
          bitternut

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          • #6
            Bitternut

            Bitternut:
            Ok on the coleman generator. Yeah...Those PTO generators seem to cost an arm and a leg.
            Thanks for the info on the pattern. I will look at the website as soon as I get a chance.
            You must have one heck of a nack for metal working because the gate came out looking so good.
            Keep up the good work my welding collegue
            Tim

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            • #7
              Bitternut, there is a really neat product for quick fitup of pipe/tubing, but unless you do a lot of it, it's probably not cost effective. Next step up from these would be a manual pipe notcher. The program you mentioned looks like it works fine, amazing what an engineering degree can do, eh?

              http://www.mathey.com/pipemaster/pipemasterframe.html
              http://www.news-corp.com

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              • #8
                Re: birdmouths

                I downloaded the WinMiter program and all I have is a desktop full of read me files, could you please tell me how to operate the program. I remember downloading the program one time before and could not get it to run. Thanks Ron

                Originally posted by bitternut
                Tim.......I used a template program called winmiter that I got off the internet. Its pretty handy because you just input the sizes of your pipe, the angles and then it prints out a template that you cut out. I just taped mine on with scotch tape and cut them with my Bosch jig saw. I used a carbide burr to finish the fit. Not being a very good welder I need a real good fit and the templates worked great for me. I know you can buy made up ones at welding suppliers but I have never seen them. I used my Coleman generator to power the welder. It doesn"t show in the picture. Wish I did have a tractor pto generator though. They are pretty pricey. Here is the link for the winmiter web site. I think it is a great program. Try it, you'll like it.

                ftp://ftp.ihpva.org/pub/software/winmiter/ ftp://ftp.ihpva.org/pub/software/winmiter/

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                • #9
                  winmiter

                  Ron

                  First you double click on the link. This will take you to the ftp site which contains the readme file, winmiter.exe and winmtr-z.exe. The readme file says for a windows system use winmiter.exe. I have windows and used the winmiter.exe. I don't know what the other winmtr-z.exe is used for so I ignored that file.

                  Double click on the winmiter.exe file and a dialog box will open up and give you the opportunity to save the file to your computer. You will have the choice to pick where to save it. After selecting the folder of your choice for downloading to, click on the save button and you should see it being downloaded.

                  Before I run any downloaded program I scan the program with my anti-virus program to be on the safe side. Rebuilding your computer is a lot less fun than welding projects. The readme file gives the instructions for installing it. Good luck. Hope you can get it to work for you.
                  bitternut

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                  • #10
                    Re: birdmouths

                    I tried ever thing to get the Winmiter program to run, but no luck I tried as the read me file said but no luck. Keep getting error message when I click setup ][warning - can not copy file c:\winmiter\winmiter\ddeml.dll since the destination file is allready in use .Could you post a few picture so I can see them
                    Thanks Ron [QUOTE]Originally posted by bitternut
                    Tim.......I used a template program called winmiter that I got off the internet. Its pretty handy because you just input the sizes of your pipe, the angles and then it prints out a template that you cut out. I just taped mine on with scotch tape and cut them with my Bosch jig saw. I used a carbide burr to finish the fit. Not being a very good welder I need a real good fit and the templates worked great for me. I know you can buy made up ones at welding suppliers but I have never seen them. I used my Coleman generator to power the welder. It doesn"t show in the picture. Wish I did have a tractor pto generator though. They are pretty pricey. Here is the link for the winmiter web site. I think it is a great program. Try it, you'll like it.

                    ftp://ftp.ihpva.org/pub/software/winmiter/ ftp://ftp.ihpva.org/pub/software/winmiter/
                    [/QUOTE

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                    • #11
                      winmiter problems

                      Hi Ron - re : winmiter problems........
                      Did you try using add/remove programs to remove what you might have installed the first time? If not, try that , then reinstall the program -
                      It is a nice program - hope you have success!

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                      • #12
                        winmiter

                        Hi Ron

                        Sorry you are having problems getting the program to run. I am not sure what kind of a picture you want but I have posted a sample template for you generated by the program. You input your pipe sizes ( actual outside diameter-not nominal size ), the angle between the pipes axis and any offset of their axis that you may have. It will generate a template that you can then print on your printer.

                        I noticed that I mistakenly called the template a birdmouth. I must have been thinking of rafters or looking at my birdfeeder. It is actually referred to as a fishmouth. Keep working on it till you get it. It is worth having.
                        bitternut

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