Vintagespeed has been using his welder quite a bit. Here's what he's been up to lately:
another update. i know my welds aren't great but you can show-off yours
& challenge your buddies on IG with #tigcubechallenge
i need to purge better on my SS, learning, learning...
i ordered up some stubby cups & gas lenses from HTP, when they get
here i'm hoping to be able to lay down some better welds on thin. and
better gas coverage for stainless too.
a buddy of mine challenged me (and the Alphatig) to weld two beer cans together....but i only drink beer from bottles.
it's ugly, but it's getting better. right about when i'd get a nice
tight bead going it'd blow out. a couple more tries and i think i'll
have a nice one.
the machine does fine on thin. you have to move really quickly and if
the puddle starts to spread out, get off the pedal. and keep a VERY
close position with the tungsten, what you see in my fail above is too
much arc length and not enough speed.
i'm building a girder front fork and using this dyna hub for it, it's
going to be a big ass spool hub and i needed to fill some left-over
rotor bolt holes after turning it.
dirty, dirty cast aluminum hole filling:
there's extra for re-turning the hub after i drill through the hole pattern from the other side so both sides match:
obviously i dipped a few times filling those holes, hard to get into the
bottom and fill solid all the way to the top and i was nervous about
packing too much heat into it and blowing a hole. but i think it turned
out just fine for a non-critical, non-space shuttle-type of weld.
without the Alphatig, i'd just be staring at it sitting on my bench
instead of actually getting it handled.