Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Why buy it for $1 when I can make it myself for $100.

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #91
    Project took about 6 months to collect the spoons from many local thrift shops.
    Used an old Weber kettle BBQ for the form..

    Hard part was getting the spoons to stay in place for tigging.
    Magnets helped but then I had do deal with the arc wandering.
    Used 3M fiberglass tape to hold the spoons in place which worked out better.

    I had thought of putting a color changing LED bulb inside but someone bought it before I could do that.
    Miller Dynasty 350, Dynasty 210 DX, Hypertherm 1000, Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, large first aid kit, etc.

    Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

    Comment


    • #92
      Local golf pro was retiring so I made this gift for him.

      Click image for larger version

Name:	Raggs1a.jpg
Views:	207
Size:	176.8 KB
ID:	610428
      Miller Dynasty 350, Dynasty 210 DX, Hypertherm 1000, Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, large first aid kit, etc.

      Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

      Comment


      • #93
        Originally posted by Burnt hands View Post
        Local golf pro was retiring so I made this gift for him.

        Click image for larger version

Name:	Raggs1a.jpg
Views:	207
Size:	176.8 KB
ID:	610428
        Excellent!
        Richard
        West coast of Florida

        Comment


        • #94
          Click image for larger version

Name:	Dice 2a.jpg
Views:	189
Size:	436.4 KB
ID:	610433Click image for larger version

Name:	Dice 3a.jpg
Views:	182
Size:	512.0 KB
ID:	610434
          Made a couple of dice for fun.
          They measure 12" X 12" and the dots are 2" hemispheres from King Metals.

          Sent it out to be powder coated so it can stay outside.
          Attached Files
          Miller Dynasty 350, Dynasty 210 DX, Hypertherm 1000, Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, large first aid kit, etc.

          Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

          Comment


          • #95
            If people retire and go play golf, what do golf pros do when they retire?

            Comment


            • #96
              Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
              If people retire and go play golf, what do golf pros do when they retire?
              Hang out at the 19th hole...?
              Richard
              West coast of Florida

              Comment


              • #97
                Originally posted by Ltbadd View Post
                Hang out at the 19th hole...?
                Sorry, it got canceled.

                https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/10/polit...ent/index.html

                Comment


                • #98
                  Dang it.

                  Comment


                  • #99
                    Turtle sculpture using spoons again.

                    A large wok was the form and used some stainless flex tubing for feet.

                    He measures about 20" in diameter.

                    Click image for larger version

Name:	turtle2.jpg
Views:	149
Size:	297.3 KB
ID:	610660Click image for larger version

Name:	turtle3.jpg
Views:	143
Size:	340.5 KB
ID:	610661
                    Click image for larger version

Name:	wok1.jpg
Views:	138
Size:	197.6 KB
ID:	610662Click image for larger version

Name:	wok2.jpg
Views:	141
Size:	276.5 KB
ID:	610663
                    Miller Dynasty 350, Dynasty 210 DX, Hypertherm 1000, Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, large first aid kit, etc.

                    Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

                    Comment


                    • I hope those aren’t sterling.

                      Comment


                      • Sterling is for brazing, not welding.

                        Comment


                        • Plus that would make for an expensive metal turtle.

                          Comment


                          • My plumber friend needed a custom set of steps made to fit his F150 pickup due to his bum knee.
                            He needed one on each side of the bed near the rear tires.

                            Using the existing hitch receiver was out as he uses that so
                            I looked under the truck for another solution.

                            In addition, he needs the step removable so it doesn't snag on anything.

                            These are the steps he bought so it was necessary to design a way to mount them to the truck.

                            Made a wood mock up to check for fit before I made the final version in stainless.

                            Used a long piece of 2" x 2" tubing to attach to the existing factory hitch on each side of the truck.

                            He was ok with welding to the existing hitch but I wanted to see
                            if there was a way to make it easy to take off..

                            His truck was new with only 2000 miles.

                            Since it only needs to hold his weight when unloads the truck bed,
                            the 2" x 2" tubing bolts thru the side of the hitch on one end.

                            It is supported at a second point using a piece of angle bolted thru an existing hole in the chassis.

                            Made a plate to attach to the alum step.
                            The step mounting plate is welded to a piece of 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" square
                            tubing which slides into the 2" x 2" tubing.

                            Drilled for a 5/8" hitch pin, the steps are quickly removed.

                            No welding to his truck was necessary and only one 1/2" hole was drilled
                            to attach the square tubing to the hitch on each side.

                            This way one or both assemblies can be unbolted if needed.
                            Photos show the passenger side version.
                            Click image for larger version

Name:	1a.jpg
Views:	99
Size:	112.8 KB
ID:	611037Click image for larger version

Name:	2a.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	378.4 KB
ID:	611038
                            Click image for larger version

Name:	7a.jpg
Views:	92
Size:	505.0 KB
ID:	611041
                            Click image for larger version

Name:	3a.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	385.3 KB
ID:	611039Click image for larger version

Name:	5a.jpg
Views:	93
Size:	452.1 KB
ID:	611040
                            Miller Dynasty 350, Dynasty 210 DX, Hypertherm 1000, Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, large first aid kit, etc.

                            Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

                            Comment


                            • Looks like an expensive upgrade from the factory!

                              Comment


                              • Factory unit was $275 each and just bolted to the fenders.
                                My plumber has a bum knee which makes getting up to the bed difficult.

                                So I got to play and tig stainless.
                                Only have about 300 lbs of odds and ends left.
                                Miller Dynasty 350, Dynasty 210 DX, Hypertherm 1000, Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, large first aid kit, etc.

                                Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X