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Donblargo

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Some more downhill nr-207
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That's fluxcore mig? I thought pipeline welds were all stick.
 

Donblargo

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They typically are. This is water piping for a huge chiller/boiler building. The engineers wanted to go with it because that's what they wanted to go with. I think its pretty fast, as long as you have a good fit up and a solid root and hot. Got that 66 knocked out in about 4-5 hours.
 
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Trying some different techniques, the positioner makes me look slick!
 

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I would have just bought the commercial part, LOL. But I guess if you can do something custom, then do it I guess

I added the welding video because some of you weld, and that looked to be the bigger issue on him trying to make the part

"If welding is so easy then why doesn't everyone do it themselves"


 
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I've been watching these guys make this 'lawn mower' from old car parts

I like to think of it as the " Tuco Tuco Mower"

 

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Looks like someone like me who's lazy about cleaning/changing the lens in their welding helmet.
 

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This is probably a stupid question, but this shear is selling in a local auction.

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Assuming this could be picked up cheap, I have some use for it as a shear, but I've always wanted a punch press. Would it be feasible to modify this thing so it could be used for punching? Preferably so you could swap back and forth between the shear and the punch press? Kind of a long shot and I wouldn't pay more than a few hundred for it regardless but it got me thinking and I don't know much about it.
 
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Donblargo

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This is probably a stupid question, but this shear is selling in a local auction.

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Assuming this could be picked up cheap, I have some use for it as a shear, but I've always wanted a punch press. Would it be feasible to modify this thing so it could be used for punching? Preferably so you could swap back and forth between the shear and the punch press? Kind of a long shot and I wouldn't pay more than a few hundred for it regardless but it got me thinking and I don't know much about it.
If you have enough engineering knowhow you can make anything happen, but from the looks of it it's not gonna be easy to modify to work Iike an ironworker machine.
 
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If you have enough engineering knowhow you can make anything happen, but from the looks of it it's not gonna be easy to modify to work Iike an ironworker machine.
Probably a dumb idea. It wound up selling for over $1200 too so I wouldn't have paid that regardless. I would love to get my hands on an old ironworker but I can't really justify the cost.