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  • Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Posted in thread: Setting up Shop Questions - from an NZ learner on 06-25-2017 at 10:27 AM
    I don't know anything about TIG but I thought that on some machines you could set the maximum
    amps at the peddle. Can you do that?Not on this unit. Its not that clever. Mind you setting the
    max amps a...

  • Posted in thread: Setting up Shop Questions - from an NZ learner on 06-25-2017 at 12:16 AM
    Maybe we can make Ali fittings for the printer - we could construct from separate pieces and
    you could weld them ;)Yeah in like another 5 years when I might just be starting to get
    consistent.I tried ...

  • Posted in thread: Setting up Shop Questions - from an NZ learner on 06-24-2017 at 06:11 AM
    Today was a 200A AC/DC TIG unit install and play day. Only problem was once I got the unit all
    unpacked I realised I didn't have matching hoses/regulator connectors. Blasted BOC had decided
    to do stuf...

  • Posted in thread: Learners Project - Simple Grinding Rest on 06-17-2017 at 04:25 AM
    A little bit done over the course of the week and today (Saturday). Progress while a bit slower
    than I would like, blasted work has a lot to answer for, but my learning curve hasn't helped
    either. Any...

  • Posted in thread: Setting up Shop Questions - from an NZ learner on 06-12-2017 at 11:30 PM
    Just curious how you retrieve partially used (short) rods? I have a drawer for flat storage of
    welding rods that became the default when first setting up my shop and like most of my shop the
    initial s...

  • Posted in thread: Learners Project - Simple Grinding Rest on 06-12-2017 at 10:11 AM
    Okay an update with the latest parts made.This pic shows:[1] The equal angle which will be the
    base. 32x32mm angle with a 110mm slot cut in it using standard chain drilling approach to
    remove the bulk...

  • Posted in thread: Setting up Shop Questions - from an NZ learner on 06-11-2017 at 07:11 AM
    A little more printing and a "splitter" cap that allows me to separate the 1.6mm Mild Steel
    filler from the 1.6mm Stainless Steel filler.This was done a while ago but needed a little
    dremel work to cl...

  • Posted in thread: Learners Project - Simple Grinding Rest on 06-10-2017 at 12:34 PM
    Okay I just couldn't stop. The knob blanks were sitting there in a very accusatory way.
    "Machine me ... machine ME ... MACHINE ME DAMMIT!!!"Pic #1:This is the setup used to machine
    the knobs. The tool...

  • Posted in thread: Learners Project - Simple Grinding Rest on 06-10-2017 at 08:11 AM
    A short update of some of the fiddly bits.Pic #1:Shows the threaded rods with their retention
    sleeves in place. These now need to secured properly in place. A mix of loctite and a pin
    should see these...

  • Posted in thread: Learners Project - Simple Grinding Rest on 06-08-2017 at 09:40 AM
    The final threads in all their glory. :thumbup:Finished the long one tonight with my brand new
    HSS M5 button die. But after some TIG practice it just got too dang cold in the garage. So have
    to wait u...

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