Weekend Warrior Welding Forum Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:57:00 -0400 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb 1/2 HP Power Brush
This 1750 RPM 1/2 HP power brush replaces a 1/4 HP furnace squirrel cage motor power brush I used for many years to clean rusted steel, threads and remove paint. It's portable but it's rubber feet cause it to stay put, never once do I remember it moving from applying pressure to the brush. It's a good handy tool that has saved me time and improved my welding. I believe I used a 10" eye bolt for attaching it's adjustable tool table and two Crosby cable fasteners to hold the angle iron table on. It has a six inch crimped wire brush, an eight inch brush caused to much vibration.



cyberjibe@hotmail.com (tackit) Welding Projects & Pictures Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:38:37 -0400
Latest commission done and out the door! </blockquote>

Little commission I just finished.

All stainless steel, (304 and 316) and it's heading for a private sculpture garden in New York state.]]>
kevin@kevincaron.com (kevin-caron) Welding Art Sun, 14 May 2017 16:20:32 -0400
Poor Man’s Jay Leno’s Garage: Zero-Turn Mower Re-Power & Mods’s-jay-leno’s-garage-zero-turn-mower-re-power-mods’s-jay-leno’s-garage-zero-turn-mower-re-power-mods

But, the video covers a lot, so I would also include photo clippings from the video too, along with the text description from the YouTube site itself, but the forum here doesn't post photos directly, so I'll include a link to a duplicate thread I've started at another forum, where the photo clippings are shown. Strangely, the Everlast Forum is having trouble posting photos lately too.


"Christian Livingstone shares his zero-turn mower re-powering project, going from a 12 HP Single cylinder motor to a 20 HP Twin cylinder overhead valve motor, to compensate for a larger mowing deck installation on his 1995 Dixon, model 3304. The video is somewhat lengthy, at about 78 minutes, so there may only be genuine appeal for the true riding mower enthusiasts. But, there is quite a bit of welding and fabrication demonstrated, including a custom, aluminum, diamond plate gas tank, along with a conversion from a vacuum actuated fuel pump to an electric fuel pump. An exhaust modification is made. Best practices for the bending of aluminum sheet to minimize cracking is shown. Some novice wiring and troubleshooting is done. A pulley ratio is changed, along with increasing the engine's top no-load speed to a seemingly modest 3100 RPMs, giving the mower a faster travel speed without outrunning the ability of the blade speed to give a finished cut. The application and use of pre-emergent herbicide is touched upon, along with some brief mention of incidental topics and views, too. A recap is given with rationales for most of the actions taken. On a couple video segments Christian is assisted by a neighbor/friend, who may be the first person in human history to TIG weld for the first time while having someone else doing the filler metal deposition. Otherwise, Christian humorously frames the project as a “Poor Man’s Jay Leno’s Garage: Dixon Mower Re-Power & Mods”.]]>
chrisliv@me.com (chrisliv) Welding Projects & Pictures Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:31:48 -0500
Making horseshoe coat rack Vinny]]> vbarese@aol.com (Vincent Barese) Welding Projects & Pictures Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:46:47 -0500 Winch mount This is the project I have been able to get to in a while and my first opportunity to play with some new toys.
I cut some 1/4 " flat stock with my new Milwaukee 8" metal cutting saw. Oh, that was so sweet. It was like the same effort in cutting wood. It just slid right through.

I also finally got to use my AlphaMig 250. That puppy cooks. My first test run I laid a bead with no penetration that was about 3/8 of an inch high. :) After about 8 runs with constant tweaking, I was able to lay down some decent welds. There is going to be a learning curve for me with this machine every day and lots of test welds before I weld anything I'm working on.
The AlphaMIG 250 is a step up for me from the Lincoln ProMIG 140 (with a very short duty cycle)that I've been using for the last 6 years. Before now if I needed a deep weld with plenty of amps I used my old Craftsman Stick Welder.

Anyway, I'm getting rained out Sunday and probably Monday as well. :(

I was going to post some pics but I just figured out I have to upload elsewhere and then link the url. I'll have to figure that out after I get some sleep
My work around for photos was to build my own Joomla website. :D
henrycoe@gmail.com (henry-coe) Welding Projects & Pictures Sun, 18 Dec 2016 04:09:48 -0500
log skidder arck for tractor/mini log skidder http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae64/gagavin/124723d1237749825-log-arch-homemade-log-arch-3-03-15.jpg





impmeridionale@tiscali.it (nicolino) Welding Projects & Pictures Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:54:41 -0500
New Bell stand commission

The stand is 1/8th inch aluminum and the bells are compressed gas bottles.

The color is powder coat , "dormant violet"

It's for a sculpture garden in New York state..

The biggest bell is 121 lbs and the stand is 121.5 lbs.

The tallest arch is 8 feet tall and the shortest is 6 feet.]]>
kevin@kevincaron.com (kevin-caron) Welding Art Mon, 14 Nov 2016 22:34:16 -0500
Pentagon Fire Pits

Fun project to build.

Here are some images of the pit in action:
tclouser@weld.com (tclouser) Welding Projects & Pictures Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:21:00 -0400
Wait,, what did I just see?!?!?!?!?,,-what-did-i-just-see,,-what-did-i-just-see

Oh Mary!!!!

kevin@kevincaron.com (kevin-caron) Welding Art Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:43:47 -0400
My first welding project before and after jbeyer2008@gmail.com (Jeff Beyer) Welding Projects & Pictures Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:01:56 -0400 gin pole boom for loader attachment
impmeridionale@tiscali.it (nicolino) Welding Projects & Pictures Fri, 15 Jul 2016 04:46:17 -0400
My 1st little project, Bicycle frame rust repair,-bicycle-frame-rust-repair,-bicycle-frame-rust-repair
The damaged area.

Damaged area prepped

It opened up like a beer can when I hit it with the torch, melted away like a burning paper receipt which shocked the crap out of me. I was going to quit and put it back in the garbage pile but decided not too because I wouldn't learn anything if I just gave up, now how do i close the hole.

I lowered the current to 55amps and went from 3/32 rod to 1/16th which helped quite a bit, I really wasn't prepared for how thin the metal was from the corrosion. I've only been welding for 1 week and really felt this was way beyond me at this stage, I stepped back and accessed the situation and figured If go back far enough where the steel is much thicker I can start building it up from there so that is what I did but had to do it very slowly letting it cool down frequently so I wouldn't blow though the pipe again. I hope I did the right thing.

The finished product, I know I have to practice my grinding skills too. So after 3hrs of work she is back in the bulk garbage pile. Please any and all advice and criticism welcome.

Thanks for looking.]]>
InfernoST@Optonline.net (infernost) Welding Projects & Pictures Sat, 02 Jul 2016 20:52:06 -0400
Humble Beginnings jbeyer2008@gmail.com (Jeff Beyer) Welding Art Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:57:24 -0400 my third hand the body is 30mm x 30mm solid bar 200mm long.<br />
the back two legs are S/Steel with copper caps (from hand resistance welder)
the front one is a copper rod
I use it to hold small parts so I have both hands free to tig them
in the photo there is a 8mm washer being held on its edge]]>
roytelling@gmail.com (Roy) Welding Projects & Pictures Wed, 25 May 2016 17:15:59 -0400
Jumping jack!

Now if it spins in the wind I will be a happy artist!]]>
kevin@kevincaron.com (kevin-caron) Welding Art Thu, 26 May 2016 17:49:47 -0400
Prickly Passion
1 inch to 1/4 inch thick with flowers and spines..

Off to a private sculpture garden in New York state..


Also did a fountain for the same garden.


water goes up the arch and out of the 8 copper nozzles on the bottom of the top. In the winter there are ball chains that screw into the nozzles to make it look like it is running.]]>
kevin@kevincaron.com (kevin-caron) Welding Art Sun, 22 May 2016 22:59:32 -0400
I am still having a problem with scale!
Got a little out of hand.... It's 6 ft 4 inches tall!


Need some bearings so I can make it spin...]]>
kevin@kevincaron.com (kevin-caron) Welding Art Mon, 16 May 2016 22:47:54 -0400
Belt Buckle Project https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13221392_1360777913939743_3177323057125312789_o.jpg

tclouser@weld.com (tclouser) Welding Art Thu, 12 May 2016 11:08:21 -0400
Accessible RV
Just thought I would put up a link to an RV I converted for use by my partner who is paralyzed from the shoulders down and needs care every 4 hours. She had never traveled as she needed to be near a hospital bed.

I was going to buy a lift but I only paid $18K for a 10 year old motor home and they wanted $25K for just the outside lift.

I designed and built a lift to get her in, designed an built a lift running the length to get her from the wheelchair to the bed and installed two hospital beds on rails so that they move from side to side to give room to get on each side of the bed.

I am now building an elevator. We got a quote from two companies of $40K. I got an old electric forklift for $850. I stripped the mast off and mounted it in the house. I am working on the hydraulics right now. I will post pictures of this project when I get some.

xtal_01@yahoo.com (xtal_01) Welding Projects & Pictures Tue, 12 Apr 2016 20:59:23 -0400
Cattle Branding Iron

Ranch Welding]]>
Soldier2306@gmail.com (ranch-welding) Welding Projects & Pictures Tue, 08 Mar 2016 14:28:29 -0500