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  • Getting kind of low on odds-n-ends these days!


    • 10 Jan 2021

      Neighbors brought me a bunch of wire frames from old political signs.

      Decided to make tomato cages for them as a thank you.
      Little did I know what a challenge it would be.
      Easy part was rolling the wire to make the rings.
      Hard part was holding the pieces together while welding them together.

      Made this clamp after lots of cussing.
      2" diam ss washer with a 7/8" hole.
      Added some 1/8" SS tig rods to align the wires and used a Lowes
      vice grip for the clamp.

      Some projects are easier than others.

      This was a 2 beer project.
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      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 !


      • Neat tool.