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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #200 on: May 09, 2018, 08:41:13 PM »
Thanks. I like the video. Those Everlast looks nice. Been thinking about buying a cheap-oh stick inverter welder. But Everlast makes one with a lower duty cycle but lift start and a 6010 mode for about twice the price of a cheap-oh. Welders sure have changed a lot since I bought my Lincoln buzz box back in 1981. Now a days some people say not to buy a welder that will last a life time because you will miss out on the new technology. Beats me.....
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #201 on: May 09, 2018, 09:49:31 PM »
Skeans1, how do you like the Everlast? I recently got a 251si and really like it but worry about the lifespan of a welder with a computer in it.
I have had a basic Everlast Stick Welder for about 4 years now. Just use it to patch up farm equipment. Does the trick for that.
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #202 on: May 09, 2018, 10:08:38 PM »
Iíve had good luck with the two Everlast machines I have my only complaint is the fan but at least you know itís on.

One issue with a synchrowave is the power it takes to run the big girls or even a 200 synchrowave, itís like running my shop master 300 theyíre power hungry and we were told parts for both will be discontinued.

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #203 on: May 09, 2018, 10:11:36 PM »
Yeah there are definitely obsolete parts from miller, but im told aftermarket stuff has sprung up to cover most of it.  
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #204 on: May 10, 2018, 12:57:14 PM »
I still have to fix my winch, but i finally got the back rack and screen welded on.  Its streetsign post and chopped up pallet rack decking.  Holds all my chokers and keeps the hoses from getting chomped, which was the real issue.  



This turd of a machine has pushed out more than 20 triaxles of free fill the past month.  Ive gotten over 60 dumped and just cant get time for fixing the dozer, 630am sometimes theres 3 trucks idling in the road while i try to make room.  

Yard should be big enough for a machine shop and a sawmill by the time i get it all spread.  
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #205 on: May 12, 2018, 01:06:43 PM »
Th last Chrome update fixed it so I can upload photos again. This is the start of the oil tank from two or three weeks ago. It is raining cats a dogs today so I will be able make more progress.



Good thing I uploaded this photo because I forgot about the filter!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #206 on: May 12, 2018, 01:21:44 PM »
We're building some new hay and air drying barns on the farm this year, and I wanted a platform for aerial work.  This is what we came up with.  We started with a 10' long pallet and fabricated a metal support structure for it.



 


Braces were added to increase it's stability, and then we added a safety railing around it along with a ladder.  



 

In a few minutes I'm going to go out and wrap up the welding.  I need to add a second set of fork pockets below the ones already on it.  It's currently set up for my backhoe forks, but I want to have the option of using the big loader as well.

With all of the braces it is very stable.
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« Reply #207 on: May 17, 2018, 08:17:23 PM »


Picking away at this project since I got back onto day shift. I make the rings in a coil, usually 4 turns deep.  The first turn is usually a throw away because itís nowhere near round.  These are bent cold with very primitive equipment, Iíll get pictures of that tomorrow.

When I get material theyíll get four 1/4 x 1inch wide 3/4 tall grousers each.  

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #208 on: May 17, 2018, 11:02:30 PM »
Im surprised you were able to get them that round with cold rolling.  Pretty good.  

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #209 on: May 20, 2018, 06:30:28 PM »
Hydraulic tank installed. Just need a few more fittings. The fill port moved on me when I was playing TIG welder. I'll say that I designed it that way to give the capstan drum more room....





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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #210 on: May 21, 2018, 12:18:35 PM »
Mike, this is the rebar roller/coiler




Hereís the results



Works pretty good!



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« Reply #211 on: May 21, 2018, 12:26:44 PM »
Yeah thats pretty slick jesse.  Will have to store that in my noggin for some other day. 
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #212 on: May 21, 2018, 01:13:14 PM »
Another way to get rings is to get coil springs from the junkyard. Already round, and high carbon steel.
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« Reply #213 on: May 21, 2018, 01:17:05 PM »
The problem is when you weld the lugs and chains on theyll crack off at the weld.  Spring steel has too much carbon for backyard weldments.  Needs annealing and preheat/post heat for long term good results.
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #214 on: May 21, 2018, 01:33:43 PM »
Or Stulz Manganese XL rods, but they are pricey. 
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #215 on: May 21, 2018, 08:23:36 PM »
Your exactly right on the welding there Mike. I tried to weld some half links to a proper ring chain once, looked like a great job but didn't last diddly squat when it hit the woods! Now if I was to do it again I would weld the link around the ring and have it floating, live and learn, like my old man says " everyday is a school day". JesseA are you going to put some teeth on those rings?

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« Reply #216 on: May 21, 2018, 08:49:28 PM »
Thatís my plan, make some 3/4 inch tall grousers out of some 1 1/4 flat bar, 4 per ring, hope everything holds together.  Iím a little worried that everything is going to rip off the rebar.  

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #217 on: May 22, 2018, 08:01:26 AM »
I would be very concerned about the rebar. it is soft and flexible I would be alot happier using hot or cold rolled.

Rebar is intended to be encapsulated in concrete and resisting tension and compression.

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« Reply #218 on: May 22, 2018, 09:39:45 AM »
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #219 on: May 22, 2018, 10:02:35 AM »
I really hope it works out for you. what I would think about doing is putting some pink landscapers tape on some of the pieces so if it falls off its easier to find :)


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