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

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Alphatig Review: Building a Welding Cart #5

Hhere we are with a full on test fit. Everything seems to fit like I planned it.

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Still to do: make a hanger for the torch, a nub for the ground clamp, and a box for the pedal. Build the drawer. Figure out where the welding rod holder will go. Build a little leg on the front at the right height- NO front wheels. Clean it all up. Paint it. Put the dang thing together.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Operation: Spring Break 2016 #3

Got a few more things crossed off the lists... Remember the old dump truck I borrowed to do the roof last fall? Well... It sat. And the brakes drained out. and the battery went dead. And I've been busy with this that and the other. Had my pa help me get the brakes bled, and we FINALLY got the shingles and carpet hauled to the dump. Yay! glad that parts over with.

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High on the list is getting to the floor. Its got some really loose spots- not really creaky, the boards just have a lot of flex. Picked up some shims and started wiggling them in.

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Shims:

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Floor feels 100% more solid. Its going to have to be, because I just picked THIS up:

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And it will be sitting right about in that spot. Eventually. When its cleaned up. Which may not happen for a long, long time... *sigh*

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Alphatig Review: Building a Welding Cart #4

Movin right a long!

Made this bracket to hang cords from.

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Hooks for cords and such.

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Telescoping handle fer movin' it around, and a tie down loop for the welder.

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Axle welded on. Did this with the stick welder, and was really worried about burning through the thin tubing but it came out pretty good.

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Saturday, April 02, 2016

Alphatig Review: Buidling a Welding Cart #3

Argon tank rings. Made 'em big enough that if I want I can replace my 125 cf tank with the big boy- 300 cf.

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Installed.

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Yeah. #isuckatwelding.

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