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Unread 08-02-2014, 08:07 AM   #31
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I bought the spindle from ruffstuff. Everything else is from scratch.

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Unread 08-02-2014, 08:58 PM   #32
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Hacked up a small bench grinder and mounted it on my welding cart, it's my tungsten grinder

I bent and cut up the face shield mount so that it would work when mounted sideways like this. I always wear safety glasses when running a grinder, but I figure the extra shield can't hurt. It's getting close to paint time for the cart!



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Unread 08-03-2014, 12:20 AM   #33
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Got this in the mail today... more pics after it's assembled.
Got it all assembled. I must say Swagoffroad put together a really well thought out piece here. All the parts fit in a priority mail gameboard box, so all 70lbs of it shipped for cheap. With the bottom die as it is, it put about a 1/2" outside radius on this piece of 10 gauge. Probably around 5/8" radius on 3/16" I'm guessing. I'm going to make shims to rest inside the bottom die to get tighter bends in smaller pcs. Can't wait to really mess with this thing!


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Unread 08-03-2014, 01:35 PM   #34
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i want to get the slider kit from SWAG to bend smaller pieces on our Press brake kit. but everything i have bought from them has been top notch, we even use their stuff at work in our maintenance shop on a daily basis.
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Unread 08-03-2014, 01:56 PM   #35
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Swag stuff is definitely top notch! I've got their press break and a few other things, good stuff.


Practicing my TIG welding (I'm still very new to TIG), welding in a square nut inside of square tubing so that leveling feet (a bolt) can be used to level table legs. No filler, just melting them together.


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Unread 08-03-2014, 02:12 PM   #36
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Swag stuff is definitely top notch! I've got their press break and a few other things, good stuff. Practicing my TIG welding (I'm still very new to TIG), welding in a square nut inside of square tubing so that leveling feet (a bolt) can be used to level table legs. No filler, just melting them together.
If your machine has pulse capabilities. Turn it on and set it around 1.5/sec when you're welding without filler metal (autogeniously) it will come out near perfect.
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Unread 08-03-2014, 06:50 PM   #37
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Thanks for the tip! I've not messed with the pulsing much, I figured I'd wait until my hand coordination was better before I started messing with that stuff

Also working on some 16 gauge tubing, practicing some joints for the furniture. It's looking better, but I still need alot of seat time practice.



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Unread 08-03-2014, 07:10 PM   #38
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TIG is a whole new world. i too am in the learning process, as you can see from the pics in this thread. Definitely not something you can pick up and get a good handle on the basics in only an hour like you can MIG or SMAW.

I will be practicing on some steel later this week.
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Unread 08-03-2014, 07:35 PM   #39
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Yea, TIG is definitely more challenging. And alot slower. However, I like that it's slow, it gives you time to actually see what's going on. More methodical. Now if I could just get my hands steady enough and smooth enough to make nice beads, I'd be set! Laying beads on a flat plate is one thing, but trying to do even simple joints like this where you can't get super comfortable flat on the table, is even more difficult. I can't imagine doing a roll cage with TIG, I've got a LONG way before I do that, haha

Here's the last two joints for the evening, the T joint there isn't looking to bad, might need a bit more filler, it's fairly concave, but it's not undercutting. The butt joint is ok.. not looking perfect, but at least I didn't blow through anywhere I'm starting to leave the piece in position, and work around it, getting some practice with different hand/arm/torch possitions, and even switching hands with the torch if needed. Cause on some of the joints for the furniture, it's not going to be practical to move the piece around alot.

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Unread 08-03-2014, 07:42 PM   #40
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Not bad. Looks like you need a little more filler metal or just narrow the weld down.
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Unread 08-03-2014, 07:49 PM   #41
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Yea, I think I definitely need to get the tungsten in closer, if I can just keep from dipping it in there, hah!
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Unread 08-04-2014, 04:34 PM   #42
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once you figure out the arc gap and can keep it close enough without dipping it it becomes easier.

did this today, First steel bead with filler really. Steel seems much easier now after getting some practice with the Aluminum



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Unread 08-04-2014, 04:40 PM   #43
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Not bad. Just keep practicing and you'll get the hang of it.

Steel,stainless are completely different animals than aluminum. Much easier in my opinion. Chromoly is even easier.
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Unread 08-04-2014, 04:56 PM   #44
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i think i can get the hang of the steel pretty easily.
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Unread 08-04-2014, 05:28 PM   #45
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Tacked up and started welding my front bumper
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