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  • vin-man welding
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    Originally posted by Vicegrip View Post
    A stainless medical device used by a OBGYN.
    the break line might keep you guys up at night but this one keep's me up.LOL

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  • davedarragh
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    "New Tool"

    Frank: Touche' ! Can never go wrong when ya get a new tool out of it!

    Dave

    I'll remember the "cig lighter on steroids"

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  • fjk
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    Originally posted by davedarragh View Post
    Well, here's one I did not do. A friend of mine wanted to know if I could weld a buckle on his wife's handbag. Turned out it was a "Coach", (they're like $500), and I suggested he either take it back where they bought it (I believe a lifetime gaurantee), or a jeweler. Still trying to figure out where to attach a 500 amp ground clamp to a hand bag!
    Two different friends both had some kind of precious heirloom cast-out-
    of-mystery-metal knickknack, bought on some trip to wally-world
    or someplace... each with a decorative doodad broken off. Since
    I can weld, they asked my wife if I could fix them, who said sure,
    metal is metal, after all! ().

    As you said, it was not quite clear where the ground clamp would
    attach..

    Anyway, rather than get into a long and no doubt
    losing discussion, it was a perfect excuse to go buy one of those
    small butane micro-torch thingies (think cigarette lighter on sterioids!)
    and ultra-low-temp solder (not knowing what these things were made out
    of, regular solder might have melted at too high a temp).

    Net result, the Friends are happy ("Boy, Frank can fix Anything!"), Wife
    is happy ("My husband is so talented!") and I'm happy ("New Tool! I Win!")

    Frank

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  • Jeep80CJ7
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    welding other materials than metal.

    I plastic welded my aunts little brackets that hold the grille on to the front of her car. Plastic welding sucks.
    My last job I did alot of wax welding for the investment casting process.(that also sucked dingle berries.)

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  • 4sfed
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    Originally posted by Paul Seaman View Post
    I fixed a tool that a rancher friend of mine uses. It is made to put rubber bands on Bulls for castration. Yes, I did wash it before, I touched it.

    Weird enough?

    Peace,
    Paul
    Those are called "docking pliers". Always makes me cringe just thinking them.

    OUCH!

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    I welded the head back on a cast iron duck.....from that point on out it had a silver necklace on.....welded the cast aluminum grabbing teeth back on an echo chainsaw for my dad.....used tig on that and had to take the whole thing apart. Welded up some swinging rifle targets for the local pd also. Dave

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  • davedarragh
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    "And, That Ain't No Bull"

    Originally posted by Paul Seaman View Post
    I fixed a tool that a rancher friend of mine uses. It is made to put rubber bands on Bulls for castration. Yes, I did wash it before, I touched it.

    Wierd enough?

    Peace,
    Paul
    Well, here's one I did not do. A friend of mine wanted to know if I could weld a buckle on his wife's handbag. Turned out it was a "Coach", (they're like $500), and I suggested he either take it back where they bought it (I believe a lifetime gaurantee), or a jeweler. Still trying to figure out where to attach a 500 amp ground clamp to a hand bag!

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  • Paul Seaman
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    I fixed a tool that a rancher friend of mine uses. It is made to put rubber bands on Bulls for castration. Yes, I did wash it before, I touched it.

    Wierd enough?

    Peace,
    Paul

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  • monte55
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    Probably the strangest thing I have welded and it held was .........two of the four spider gears in the rear end of a 87 Dodge had some broken teeth. I built them up with mig and shaped with a grinder and reassembled. Worked fine. After I located new gears I replaced with new.

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  • acwd1950
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    Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
    So you want to know what is it we most often fix??
    Well for me it would be busted skegs and leaking pontoon logs.
    I meant unusual and for some reason I clicked on the wrong word using spell check. I mean whats the most unusual thing that you have welded or fixed? Sorry for the confusion

    Steve

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  • FATFAB
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    I fixed my dog does that count?

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  • monte55
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    Originally posted by acwd1950 View Post
    A keyless drill chuck. The ring that moves the jaws in and out had cracked. So I tigged it up.

    Steve
    I assume that you mean "fixed by welding" or just any repair.

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  • bretsk2500
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    Originally posted by Vicegrip View Post
    that would keep me awake at night.
    yeah no kidding.... esp since a new piece of brake line costs like $5....

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  • Vicegrip
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    Originally posted by m.k.swelding View Post
    I burnt a hole on a brake line and decited to fix it with the tig. Holds good
    that would keep me awake at night.

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  • Vicegrip
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    A stainless medical device used by a OBGYN.

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