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rickairmed
01-27-2009, 01:39 AM
Heres some stuff for the newer welder to use for practice these can also be used for extra shop time allowed from SWMBO since you will of course be making them for her ;) it is also an excuse for more tools LOL . All of the scrollwork done on these tables was done with the HF scroll bender.


http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=13636&d=1151545193


http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=13637&d=1151545259


http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=13638&d=1151545313


http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=13639&d=1151545429


I also have a threelevel kitchen cart I made for SWMBO I will try to find pics of :D. All tables are made with 1/2" box tubing and 1/2" flatbar for the scrollwork.


Rick

Gerald_G
01-27-2009, 03:32 AM
Very cool stuff - thanks for posting.

rickairmed
01-27-2009, 03:43 AM
Maybe tables are not your thing how about a number sighn for the front yard so the Pizza man knows where to stop :D.


http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=13663&d=1151625544


Rick

savarin
01-27-2009, 08:15 AM
nice work rick. Love the scroll work.
I also learnt the swimbo lesson early on.
Hanging baskets and plant stands.

SirJoey
01-27-2009, 09:13 AM
Wow, impressive stuff, Rick!
Kudos! :punk:


http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/7131/sirjoeysigmedij1.gif

rickairmed
01-27-2009, 11:57 AM
Thanks guys for the kind words . The idea here is to give the newer and even more seasoned welders in the group some other stuff to do to practice their welding rather than just putting 2 pieces of scrap together . These will also keep SWMBO somewhat happier about all that danged time you are wasting out there in the danged garage :D. ( language cleaned up for the board ) LOL.

Rick

trikeman
01-27-2009, 12:07 PM
I must agree with doing some welding projects that keep the SWMBO happy. Soon after I got my little MIG, she needed to rent a bigger van at the last minute to take her and another lady to a national dog championship agility meet in Arizona. Even with a cargo van, there isn't much room in one of those for two ladies and 4 dog cages, plus all the necessities. My son and I welded up this rack to keep the cages off the floor and give em room for their other stuff. She even got a few inquiries as to where other people could buy em, but noone wanted to pay my price lol. When she got back, I cut em up and used to 1" tube to make a smaller one for her smaller van. Nothing like a little night welding - that is my 25 yo son getting in some practice time. I did buy some of those little plastic end-caps to top off the tube ends and keep you from getting cut on the sharp edges, but they aren't in the picture.

http://www.atlantamusclecars.com/DogFrame/DogFrame.htm

rickairmed
01-27-2009, 12:20 PM
Very nice Trikeman thats the whole idea of this thread is to show some of the newer welders the kinds of things they can do with that fancy new machine they just got :D.


Rick

Gerald_G
01-28-2009, 02:24 AM
I got some brownie points with SWMBO when I used mine to repair the broken ironing-board.

rickairmed
01-28-2009, 02:30 AM
Brownie points are good especially when you can earn them with those expensive tools SWMBO doesnt understand the need for :D.


Rick

savarin
01-28-2009, 03:29 AM
Brownie points are good especially when you can earn them with those expensive tools SWMBO doesnt understand the need for :D.


Rick

Ha Ha, its very hard to justify them when she asks "What exactly are you going to make with them?"
Well, I need them for .... and ...... oh and.....
"But how often will you use them":rolleyes4:

SirJoey
01-28-2009, 08:39 AM
Rick, do you aquire plans for these awesome scrollwork projects,
or do you just make your own plans, like Brad does?

The things you've built there are so nice,
you've actually got me reconsidering a scroll bender!

Just what I need... another reason to buy more steel... :rolleyes:


http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/7131/sirjoeysigmedij1.gif

rickairmed
01-28-2009, 03:27 PM
Joey I just go by eye bend up a pile of scrolls and start playing . All the tables were built around an 18" tile for the top from there just a matter of what I want this one to look like . The black one is actually on my neighbors porch . He got new porch chairs but refused to pay $80.00 bucks for the matching table . I surprised him the next day when he got home with that one on his porch ( He claimed it looked better than the $80.00 one ).


Rick

rickairmed
01-29-2009, 06:27 PM
Here's a huge free resource for ideas not to mention info on all kinds of welding . You could probably spend a week wandering this site and not go through it all they have a huge project index as well for other things to practice on :D.

http://www.millerwelds.com/


Rick

tomas
02-02-2009, 08:03 AM
Nice. Is that stainless steel? Aluminum? You can weld that stuff?

t.


Maybe tables are not your thing how about a number sighn for the front yard so the Pizza man knows where to stop :D.


http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=13663&d=1151625544


Rick

rickairmed
02-02-2009, 10:23 AM
Tomas the yard sighn is good old 1/2" box steel tubing and the numbers and scroll work I made with 1/2" steel strap . I cheated and painted it with fake chrome paint and in the pic it does look like stainless or aluminum and even looking at it out in the yard it does unless you get right up on top of it :D. To answer your other question yes with a big enough mig and the prpoer shielding gas you can weld aluminum and stainless . Aluminum requires a straight argon gas where stainless requires what is refered to as a trimix gas .I will say though for doing aluminum though a mig of at least 180 amps is prefered .

Rick

tomas
02-02-2009, 08:46 PM
Wouldn't it be cool to paint your StreetFox with Chrome paint?
It would reduce wind resistance and make it go faster.

t.


and painted it with fake chrome paint
Rick

rickairmed
02-02-2009, 08:48 PM
LOL Tomas wait till I get to that point with the Babystreetfox . I am using Krylon X metals paint on it I think its going to turn out real sharp. You can actually make any paint as slippery as chrome it just takes some effort and some very fine sandpaper and polishes .

Rick