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    Todays project, Cat D6. Put a new skin on the blade. Customer had their equipment guy template it and get four formed 3/8" ar plates. The center ones were spot on but the side wings were bumped to a flat radius when they are slightly cone shaped. I cut them in 3 sections each to get them to sit good. Blade is just shy of 5ft tall and about 10ft wide. Working in customers shop using their equipment. Got it all tacked on today and started welding. Finish it up tomorrow. Using Trimark triple 7 wire until spool is empty then switching to esab 7100 duel shield, 1/16"
    MM250
    Trailblazer 250g
    22a feeder
    Lincoln ac/dc 225
    Victor O/A
    MM200 black face
    Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
    Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
    Arco roto-phase model M
    Vectrax 7x12 band saw
    Miller spectrum 875
    30a spoolgun w/wc-24
    Syncrowave 250
    RCCS-14

  • #2
    Here's two pics. Fiting the first pc. Had to trim the wing side as it is not a straight seam. 2nd pic is all fitted and tacked up. I left approximately 1/2"-5/8" in between each plate. I will weld each plate to the blade and then 1 pass catching both sides. Won't be flush but plenty good enough.
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    MM250
    Trailblazer 250g
    22a feeder
    Lincoln ac/dc 225
    Victor O/A
    MM200 black face
    Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
    Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
    Arco roto-phase model M
    Vectrax 7x12 band saw
    Miller spectrum 875
    30a spoolgun w/wc-24
    Syncrowave 250
    RCCS-14

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    • #3
      Very nice

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      • #4
        Good lookin work! You’re gonna zip right through that tomorrow...er....today. Whatever.

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        • #5
          I only planned on 3 passes for each joint but after having some spots that just looked like not enough weld I decided to cap them. Most areas took 4 total passes some spots took 5. Looks much better with joints filled up. This was more for looks than strength. I don't like "wasting" time or wire but sometimes you just need to make it look right. Finished product.

          lots of vertical up.
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          Got tired of picking up my chipping gun from the floor so tacked a "shelf" on the blade. Wish I thought of this years ago. You can still learn something new no matter how old.
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          MM250
          Trailblazer 250g
          22a feeder
          Lincoln ac/dc 225
          Victor O/A
          MM200 black face
          Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
          Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
          Arco roto-phase model M
          Vectrax 7x12 band saw
          Miller spectrum 875
          30a spoolgun w/wc-24
          Syncrowave 250
          RCCS-14

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          • #6
            Ya changing the cutting edges also?

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            • #7
              Mechanic is going to flip the centers and put on new corner ones. Then back to the job.
              MM250
              Trailblazer 250g
              22a feeder
              Lincoln ac/dc 225
              Victor O/A
              MM200 black face
              Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
              Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
              Arco roto-phase model M
              Vectrax 7x12 band saw
              Miller spectrum 875
              30a spoolgun w/wc-24
              Syncrowave 250
              RCCS-14

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              • #8
                Jobs like that is where you find that duty cycle.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for taking the time to post your projects. I really enjoy following them.

                  -Don
                  Miller Thunderbolt
                  Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
                  Miller Dynasty 200DX
                  Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
                  Lincoln LE 31 MP
                  Lincoln 210 MP
                  Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
                  16" DuAll Saw
                  15" Drill Press
                  7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
                  20 Ton Arbor Press
                  Bridgeport

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Don.

                    Ryan -- No duty cycle issues, Delta weld 452 with a s-22 feeder and a new bernard Q-gun.
                    MM250
                    Trailblazer 250g
                    22a feeder
                    Lincoln ac/dc 225
                    Victor O/A
                    MM200 black face
                    Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
                    Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
                    Arco roto-phase model M
                    Vectrax 7x12 band saw
                    Miller spectrum 875
                    30a spoolgun w/wc-24
                    Syncrowave 250
                    RCCS-14

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                    • #11
                      Arrrruh oh oh.....a man size machine, I like it!

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