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« on: March 27, 2021, 01:49:21 PM »
my friend Dallas called and asked if I could help him weld up a cart for his welder.  He showed up with a little buzz box and 2 sticks of angle iron.  This was not my idea, but the old buzz box I had, had two wheels on the back and a swivel caster on the front.  we took some measurements and went to TSC and got two 10 inch wheels with half inch holes and an axle and caps for the ends.  we got a 2 inch swivel caster.  after that was done, we fabed a handle out of 5/8th sucker rod, and then some hooks with 1/4 inch rod.  with all the rain, he has been organizing his shop.



 

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handle painted, and wire leads on hooks.  he is the buddy the went ERCC (eastern redcedar crazy!)



 

 

 

 
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Re: helping out a buddy.
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2021, 02:45:46 PM »
There are friends, and there are good friends. You are one of the latter.  Good job.
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Re: helping out a buddy.
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2021, 05:59:34 AM »
Great Job, Doc!
Since my "unofficial" Retirement Jan 8th, I've been doing a great deal of Welding/ Brazing. I recently completed a fab of a small trailer to haul my Lincoln Ranger 8000 Welder/ Generator, and it tries to follow my everywhere.....
And remember: when one helps a friend in need, he is a friend "in deed"- indeed...
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2021, 09:31:56 AM »
well would love to see a pic of your trailer OCH.  Dallas and I are always competing to repay the other back.  If others have projects they did to help out a friend or neighbor, feel free to add it to this post.  We all have our talents and tools.  It feels good to get more use from our tools and make a project faster and more polished when it is done.  we get to try new techniques and hone our skills.  
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2021, 10:40:01 AM »
Well done Doc! Simple and effective.
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2021, 10:56:26 AM »
I did nearly the exact thing with my Lincoln.  For the handle, I used the top "handle" from an above ground swimming pool ladder.  A piece of 1" or so galvi tube in a nearly-180 bend.  Nice and tall so you don't have to bend over to drag it around.  I used a fixed caster in the front.
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2021, 10:58:57 AM »
I told him to get a leash to attach to the welder and a belt loop and it could follow him all over the shop.  it rolls nice and stable up right.  over gravel you can lean it back like a two wheel cart on the 10 inch tires.  they must be made to do this, but did not find a wheel and axle kit at TSC.
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2021, 11:00:49 AM »
I was guilt/pity tripped into building this total piece of crap boxed shed from a million tuna can gauge pieces for wifes single mom friend.  It took 2 days just to get it assembled. Quite difficult alone with 5 hyper kids going insane.











It was so flimsy i knew it would need bracing inside or someone would just yank a wall open at any midpoint seam. Shes broke, gave me $40 and these 2x3s came out to $38!  I had to provide the screws and bread rack panelling for shelves. 
















That sucked up a lot of gas money and every sunny day in an otherwise stormy week where all i got done was dishes and laundry on "spring break" [since covid they hardly even go to school anymore] while my own shed project waits and waits and waits.




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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2021, 11:04:50 AM »
hope it comes back to you ten fold Mike!  If the kids get along, maybe she can watch kids so you can get your stuff done someday.   :)
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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2021, 11:06:54 AM »
Should try putting a swing set together with 2 grandkids watching and the Grandmother all ready told the grandkids it won't take long to be together.  ::)  About 4-6 hours later, it's up and going.
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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2021, 11:10:54 AM »
kids can play in the box.  probably on the slide as it lays on the ground.  in the summer it is the pool.  kids have goggles on and it is a 3 day set up and fill.
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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2021, 11:11:58 AM »
Nice job Mike, no matter the cost to you (within reason) those things always work in your favor. If nothing else, when the frustration fades, you can at least say, 'yeah, I'm glad she's happy with it'.
 Doc I have a lincoln that looks exactly like your buddy's. My Dad did the exact same mod on it 25 years ago using the wheels off of Scotts fertilizer spreader. Works like a charm still. I should add the hooks for the cables, I have a 50' lead for the power and 25' of welding cable. Thats a lot of cable management.
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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2021, 11:13:06 AM »
Should try putting a swing set together with 2 grandkids watching and the Grandmother all ready told the grandkids it won't take long to be together.  ::)  About 4-6 hours later, it's up and going.
And this (at least in my case) is why Dad's and Grandpa's are often referred to as 'grumpy'. :D ;D
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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2021, 11:16:08 AM »
Well.. There was a period where i was quite aggravated.  It started as "help" build a shed but turned into build a shed while the ladies go to dinner and watch her kids and mine.  Then at the end of day 1 its hurry back and finish tomorrow please because i really really want...

Then its hurry up and get the shelves done.  I had to lay down the law about how prime sunny weather to me is like a saturday night to you and im either charging you $100 a day or youre owing me 3 weekend overnights of babysitting so my wife and i can actually have some time together once every few years.  


The girl is a decent person, just was raised by a space cadet mother who doesnt know how to behave.. It was obvious once i met mom and had a few chats with her without my wife getting in the middle.  Theyre just quirky and a little self centered.. Or may not conscious of others.  Had to be reminded your shed isnt my problem, ive got my own. Now we have a clear understanding and were cool.  She appreciates it and my wife is happy that the two of us get along, as there was some issues there.
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2021, 01:29:50 PM »
some people you help and they are falling all over themselves to repay the favor.  some cannot and some will not.  Maybe there is a reason she is a single mom. :o sounds mean, but it takes two to tango.  as a pediatrician I deal with it all the time.  most are amazing, but a few use it to there advantage.  we have a lesbian couple we are friends with (in my wife's running group).  My wife was always offering to let me do the jobs they could'nt (although they said they could).  My wife finally figured out when they called, they needed help with something.  OK hate me if you want.  I said not all moms are angels AND I used the word lesbian.   :) :) :)
I like helping people especially those who cannot help themselves.  I will not even start on family.   :D :D :D
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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2021, 04:43:36 PM »
Doc I'm not sure how to respond to that last post, so I won't 🤷🏽‍♂️🤪😂
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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2021, 07:40:53 PM »
prob. best if only one of us gets sent to the woodshed.  I try to tell it like I see it at least, not sure if that is every one else's reality.
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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2021, 08:01:45 PM »
ok back on track.  my friend Dr john Fan had young kids racing along his street and the 16 y/o who took his parents car, no license, and this is his third accident, lost control and hit his mailbox.  John and his son are involved in our troop. John was raised in China in re-education camps and never remembers not being hungry.  



 



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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2021, 09:40:31 PM »
The road up to my street is a fairly steep hill and an S curve.  The bottom of the S is short and a big sweeping top before it goes back to the left and crests the hill.  Maybe 1/10 mile long.

Anyhow, halfway up the hill on the left side, someone racing up went wide and knocked over a mailbox (wood pole).  Had a temp box for maybe a year.  Built a  nice brick one like your friends.  Probably took a month to build.  About a month after completion, got wiped out.  I guess they got a settlement from the drive and a new river rock one was built by a contractor (I presume as it went up pretty fast).  Couple months go by, wiped out again.  Now they just have a box on a wood pole stuck in a cement block sitting next to the busted up one.
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« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2021, 10:19:37 PM »
my mailbox is a treated pole in a 5 gallon bucket full of firewood and rainwater.  it has never fallen over, even when two barns were blown to pieces.. and is easy to move which has been required a few times to get get big rigs in the gate.  plus its sufficiently redneck and a good directional landmark.  look for the stupid mailbox in a bucket.
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