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  • My first Aluminum project ready for weld out

    I bought a mm350p for breaking into aluminum work, here's my first real go at it, a 16' x 60" drift boat, 1/8" sides, 5/32" bottom.
    Attached Files
    http://groups.msn.com/ArcAlaskaWelding
    Dynasty 200DX
    mm350P,Trailblazer 301g
    Spoolmatic 30A
    R115, XR30A, SP32
    TD cutmaster 38 plaz
    PowCon 300sm w/feeder
    Lincoln Hi-Freq
    '05 Topkick Crew 4x4 Duramax Edge Juice w/Att 12' bed

  • #2
    Thats going to be nice, too bad we don't have rivers with water in them here
    Regards, George

    Hobart Handler 210 w/DP3035 - Great 240V small Mig
    Hobart Handler 140 - Great 120V Mig
    Hobart Handler EZ125 - IMO the best 120V Flux Core only machine

    Miller Dynasty 200DX with cooler of my design, works for me
    Miller Spectrum 375 - Nice Cutter

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    • #3
      arcalaska,
      Killer project!! Send some pics of your progress. I'm sure you'll be impressed with the 350P. It's almost too fun to weld aluminum with it

      andy

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      • #4
        saaaaweeeeet!!!!!

        did you buy plans for it or just think it up?

        eather way it is a great looking project, keep the updated pic's comming.

        MM350P wow i gess ya didnt want to out grow it A.

        boy o boy i gota get more toy's ops aaaa i ment tool's
        thanks for the help
        ......or..........
        hope i helped
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        • #5
          That is quite an impressive project. Would love to see some progression pics. Enjoy your new 350.

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          • #6
            I'd sure like to watch it grow, too! Wonder what cost more - the 350P or the aluminum?

            Hank
            ...from the Gadget Garage
            Millermatic 210 w/3035, BWE
            Handler 210 w/DP3035
            TA185TSW
            Victor O/A "J" series, SuperRange

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            • #7
              How about some close ups of the welds? Your wire type and settings would be interesting too. Nice job so far!!! How did you cut your aluminum ? 5083?

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              • #8
                Very nice!

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                • #9
                  I'll try to post more pics but they're all too large, I'm not sure how they will look re-sized.
                  I worked w/a marine architect on the plans and had most of it water jet cut, the rest was cut with skill saw, portaband, cutoff wheel, or sawzall.
                  The mm350p cost more than the material.
                  I can't remember whether the material is 5052 or 5086, the wire is 3/64 5356, 100% argon.
                  http://groups.msn.com/ArcAlaskaWelding
                  Dynasty 200DX
                  mm350P,Trailblazer 301g
                  Spoolmatic 30A
                  R115, XR30A, SP32
                  TD cutmaster 38 plaz
                  PowCon 300sm w/feeder
                  Lincoln Hi-Freq
                  '05 Topkick Crew 4x4 Duramax Edge Juice w/Att 12' bed

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                  • #10
                    Looks great arcalaska!

                    I also was thinking of making a drift boat as an aluminum project. Would be great for both my hobbies (welding and fishing). I was planning on using it on the Gulkana, where do you plan to use yours?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by arcalaska
                      I'll try to post more pics but they're all too large, I'm not sure how they will look re-sized.
                      I worked w/a marine architect on the plans and had most of it water jet cut, the rest was cut with skill saw, portaband, cutoff wheel, or sawzall.
                      The mm350p cost more than the material.
                      I can't remember whether the material is 5052 or 5086, the wire is 3/64 5356, 100% argon.
                      I can optimize the pics so you won't lose the physical size, only the file size... will be small enough to post with out losing anything. Send 'em to me, and I'll do it for ya. [email protected]
                      Arcin' and Sparkin', Rocky D

                      "Experience is the name we give our mistakes"

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                      • #12
                        more pics

                        reducing the size sure didn't help quality... Thanks for the offer Rosky D
                        Attached Files
                        http://groups.msn.com/ArcAlaskaWelding
                        Dynasty 200DX
                        mm350P,Trailblazer 301g
                        Spoolmatic 30A
                        R115, XR30A, SP32
                        TD cutmaster 38 plaz
                        PowCon 300sm w/feeder
                        Lincoln Hi-Freq
                        '05 Topkick Crew 4x4 Duramax Edge Juice w/Att 12' bed

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                        • #13
                          more pics2

                          Hopefully I didn't duplicate any.
                          Attached Files
                          http://groups.msn.com/ArcAlaskaWelding
                          Dynasty 200DX
                          mm350P,Trailblazer 301g
                          Spoolmatic 30A
                          R115, XR30A, SP32
                          TD cutmaster 38 plaz
                          PowCon 300sm w/feeder
                          Lincoln Hi-Freq
                          '05 Topkick Crew 4x4 Duramax Edge Juice w/Att 12' bed

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                          • #14
                            Very nice, keep up the great work. I also look foreward to seeing the progress.

                            Weld well,

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                            • #15
                              Those weld look great. It is hard to believe it is GMAW. I guess the pulser/inverter makes all the difference (Obviously your welding skill plays and equal part as well). Keep up the good work and thanks for the pics.

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