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  • Bert
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    love your ramblings Keep it up

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  • fun4now
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    i'm always happy to help out another member, glad ya like it.

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  • Bart
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    Thanks for showing us you new clamp and your cart.

    I really like the magnet as a base for the clamp. I think I'm going to have to build one this weekend.

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  • fun4now
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    for those that have a use for it, its a good lil holder and i hope every one makes one. glad you like it, and my ramblings.

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  • Bert
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    Fun4now,
    Sorry for a late post, but while reading it, wife called me in for lunch...dinner, and I've just finished breakfast sorry, laughing too hard
    Actually I love your posts and your descriptions, always detailed, which is what I need
    Good job and thanks

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  • fun4now
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    Now I know the secret is to bash a bread cart with the work truck!
    ACTUALY I SENT THE WIFE DOWN AHEAD OF ME WITH THE CAR, SHE IS STILL LERNING TO PARK.LOL

    i did get an air powerd hydrolic ram from HF to make a bender with just have not gotten that far yet.

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  • projectwelder
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    Well that explains it, I thought there might be an affordable way to bend that tubing other than a mandral bender or hydroforming. Now I know the secret is to bash a bread cart with the work truck!

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  • fun4now
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    the tubing was already bent when i got it, it was a bread cart i think?? i got it from a local grocery store after it had been hit by a car. i took it home and cut out the strait and bent pices that were not smuched by the car and used them to build the cart.took a little time to cut out all the useable pices but for free it was well werth it.
    the bends are not kinked but they do have a large indent in the inside and outside serfaces.. you can see it better in the pic below.
    you know what they say begger cant be chosey but i like the stuff just the same.
    sorry i cant help with a bender choice.
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  • projectwelder
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    Fun4Now

    I like your cart! I do have a question, how did you bend the square tubing? It looks good and doesn't have any kinks.

    John

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  • Darmik
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    Hey Fun4now

    I was just being a smart Azz but you already knew that but then you turned it around on me and now you got me thinking about it I do like your idea I'll see what I can come up with at work. Thanks again fun4now.

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  • fun4now
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    Darmik shore it will, the magnet sticks fine to my welding table and it 1 1/4" plate. if you want to know if it would hold a pice of 1" plate it could do that also you just might have to make a few heavyer conectors.
    ttype any one can buy one already made (even if your link dosent work) this is one i made in the shop for little $$ that will get the job done. like i said you could atach a small pair of vice grips if you want. its all about how much $$ you want to spend. its a base to work from, yours dose not need to be exactly like mine. it may not work for you if its the same, thats the hole point of being able to add pices as needed.

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  • ttype
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    A thought;
    Try putting the aligator clip on the end of a dial indicator base.
    Infinit adjustability with built in strong magnet.

    The new flexable joint style bases adjust at any angle easily.

    Here is a hybred plier / flex one
    harborfreight.com/.../93000-93099/93051.gif

    Think I am going to set one up right now.
    Last edited by envano; 08-21-2007, 02:52 PM. Reason: broken link

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  • Darmik
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    Hey fun4now that's pretty cool good invention will it work on lets say 1" plate

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  • phila.renewal
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    Originally posted by fun4now View Post
    this is about the only real TIG work i have done so far.
    The cart looks great. Very well finished and nice design.

    TIG everything. Even if you're not "supposed" to. Best way to get more practice.

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  • fun4now
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    phila.renewal
    i am just practising TIG welding, teaching myself. i got realy bored with just doing lil pices on my table and started my welding cart to find i was doing better when it was not flat. out of position helped me see what the puddle was doing and i got better controle that way. the tab's in these pic's are just to show the tools ability to get the job done.
    this is about the only real TIG work i have done so far. but i told myself if i ever managed to buy a TIG i would make the cart out of aluminum, its only right to make the cart with the welder its intended for right.
    here are a few pic's of my aluminum TIG cart.not too bad for my first project and only a few Hrs of practise
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