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    I saw a picture of I think the call it a welder's hand.Looks like a praying mantis.
    Used to steady a peice while tacking it together.I saw it on a tig site somewhere but, cant find it now.Does anyone have the dimensions and /or picture of one?
    thanks
    Doug

  • #2
    Originally posted by DEA
    I saw a picture of I think the call it a welder's hand.Looks like a praying mantis.
    Used to steady a peice while tacking it together.I saw it on a tig site somewhere but, cant find it now.Does anyone have the dimensions and /or picture of one?
    thanks
    Doug
    RockyD at Hobart posted a picture of some he had made. You ought to post this over there. I thought I had a picture of them but I can't find it.

    http://www.hobartwelders.com/mboard/

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    • #3
      I've seen them before. They also advertise them as a tool for soldering also. Basicly it's a couple of alligator clips from a wiring kit on adjustable arms with a magnifing glass postioned overhead the clips. I used one once but it is only for real small parts you would need a magnifing glass to look at well I.E. real small wire 22ga. They may make a larger one than the one I used but pictures can be deceiving without a point of reference in the picture.
      Joe
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      • #4
        It is called a "welders finger", It was 1/4" rod about 12 or 14" with one end pointed and bent at a right angle 2" from the end. The other end had two 2" pieces welded at the apex of about 30° to that end. It was bent so that it stood on three points. Kinda like a stickman with no arms, his pointed nose is what holds what your welding. I found it in a book of welding projects at Lowes....there was no description on how to use it, but I made a few of them, even though I had no clue as to how to use it until cope just emailed me about it. Then it all made sense...hahaha I'm laffing at myself over that one! Even still, I wouldn't rely on it to do tacking, always, however it could come in handy for some things, I suppose.
        Arcin' and Sparkin', Rocky D

        "Experience is the name we give our mistakes"

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        • #5
          I gonna redesign this thing to make it easier....take a 3" x 1/4" rod and weld to it in the center another rod, "L" shaped pointed on the end and bent 90° 2" in from the end, so that it looks like a gaff...(you fishin guys should know that one). It really doesn't need to look like a stick man. You can either put a weight on it, or just rest your hand on it. You can make it out of anything that will do the same job...flat bar, rebar...you're only limited by your imagination.
          Arcin' and Sparkin', Rocky D

          "Experience is the name we give our mistakes"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DEA
            I saw a picture of I think the call it a welder's hand.Looks like a praying mantis.
            Used to steady a peice while tacking it together.I saw it on a tig site somewhere but, cant find it now.Does anyone have the dimensions and /or picture of one?
            thanks
            Doug
            i have a plan for a welders finger that would be close to what u looking for. if u want the plan let me know
            to weld or not to weld that is the question

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            • #7
              Bigwelder
              Lay it on me
              Thanks
              DEA

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DEA
                Bigwelder
                Lay it on me
                Thanks
                DEA
                email me at [email protected]nd i will email the plans to u
                to weld or not to weld that is the question

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                • #9
                  looks like u gonna need 30 inches of 1/4 3/8 and 1/2 round rod ...make one piece into a v shape 4 inches on each side of the v. the main part of the finger is 18 inches long with a 90 degree bend at 15inches. each size rod will make diffrent sized fingers. i will try to get a pic of the actual blueprint on here some time tomorrow
                  to weld or not to weld that is the question

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                  • #10
                    i would be interested in a copy of those plans please


                    [email protected]


                    thanks
                    Dan
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                    • #11
                      if you need someone to put the picture up on the net, just email me, and I can put the file up.

                      [email protected]

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by df5152
                        i would be interested in a copy of those plans please


                        [email protected]


                        thanks
                        Dan
                        i will try to get the pic up tomorrow for all interested
                        to weld or not to weld that is the question

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