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Motorcycles, tools, and garages! A little bit of everything mechanical and technical.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Alphatig Review: Building a Welder Cart #2

Welder rests so's it'll sit in the right spot.

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Capped the tubing. Really not all that pretty...

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Made some aluminum side panels to cover where the drawer will be.

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Quick test fit- looking good so far.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Alphatig Review: Building a welding cart #1

A little late, since the cart is almost done, but not too late to change some things so if you see anything that needs to be reworked, I'd love to hear it!!!

I bought my Alphatig a while ago, and am tired of it getting tripped over in the welding booth. I've had a plan in the back of my mind for a while, but now its time to execute it. Plus, I suck at welding so this'll be a good chance for me to get a little practice in.

Choppy choppy.

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Got angles and measurements all figured out, time to goober it all together. Gotta make sure you're in the appropriate welding attire though...

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Thats the main frame. Obviously, the welder will sit on the angled bars. Argon tank will go between the uprights, and I'll have a drawer underneath the welder.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Operation Spring Break 2016 #2- Spring IS here!

And in other news, spring *is* getting here...

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And I really need to clean out the flower beds.

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and finish pruning the apple trees...

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And rip this stump out of the ground...

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Wait- the boys already did that for me. They've been hacking on it for the last 2 weeks with their knives. They finally noticed it was really rotten and kicked it right out of the ground- its supposed to be over where that pile of sawdust is.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Operation Spring Break 2016!

SPRING BREAK! The time teachers use to catch up on everything they fall behind on around the house during the school year... Of course we wake up to an inch of snow on the ground after some really nice weather.

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It melted off quick though. Got Operation: Spring Break 2016, task one finished up. We are *officially* done moving all of our crap over here. Cleaned out the last of the storage shed.

Got grandpas truck drug over,

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And all of the heavy crap was moved with this ooolllllddddd cart. Worked great.

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Storage shed empty!

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Sunday, March 06, 2016

Custom Hot Wheels Buildoff: Steampunk!

Back at it again, here is the current set of builds! 

Please visit the gallery here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1526483330994308.1073741836.1459737441002231&type=1 and vote by LIKING your favourite! Please DO NOT try to figure out who built what, just pick your favourite and like it!


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Saturday, March 05, 2016

dorkpunch Does Instagram.

That pretty much sums it up... I'm now live on Instagram.  Right now its pretty much solely custom hot wheels builds, but there's the occasional Z50, tractor, or welding junk on there too. 

Look me up:  @dorkpunch