Some thoughts on basic metal working

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by Tully Mars, Jan 28, 2015.


  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    A clean garage is a certain path to an unhappy wife.

    OTOH those old Army blankets can hide a multiple of sins, errrr...... purchases.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2015
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  2. Dr.Gonzo

    Dr.Gonzo Monkey

    I bought a cheap Campbell-Hausfeld 120v fluxcore-mig machine. I used it on one project so far. Bench vise,grinders and all that jazz I have accumulated over the years. I bought a small mapp gas torch setup for dinking around with, to see if brazing was something I was interested in learning. Have yet to even mess with it. As with anything, the more tools you buy, the more tools you think you need.
     
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  3. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    I dont need ,I HAVE TO HAVE AND CANT LIVE WITH OUT!!!!!
     
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  4. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Picture 024.
     
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  5. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Picture 025.
     
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  6. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Picture 030.
     
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  7. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Picture 027.
     
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  8. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Picture 028.
     
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  9. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    The above is a small sample of some of the more basic hand tools one will need/use in metal working. If there is an interest, we could expand on the use of these and other tools?
     
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  10. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    them there fold up jack stands are nice too!!!
     
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  11. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    And here I thought they was metal fold up chairs for the oldsters.
     
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  12. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    LOL, Yes they are pretty handy. I usually carry between 10-12 on that truck. Picture 023.
     
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  13. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Surprised you don't have rollers on them, saves your back from 6G position contortions when spooling things up.
     
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  14. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I got a light weight roller design, you might like....;)
     
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  15. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    he can weld anything from breaken heart too the crack of down eggs shells to spider webs ... no crack to tight no gap to wide !!!!

    Look up heaten and a beatin welding services on youtube ...
    and typical pipeliner talkin sh$t
     
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  16. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey


    I have the roller heads in the gangbox in the center of the bed.;)
     
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  17. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey


    "Yup, if you kin step across it, we can fill it.."
     
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  18. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    While I"ve certainly spent my time on the firing line in the past, I really haven't done much pipelining in a lot of years. Knees and back gave out. Never could handle all that "Johnny Golden Arm" crap too well. One thing that will shut up many pipeliners is asking how they like running low/hyd rod. A LOT of them can't weld up hill to save their life as all they've done is downhand pipe welding..;)
     
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  19. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++

    I was shopping in the local Rural King farm store last night and wandered into the welding department. They have lots of Hobart gear. Noticed that the Hobart torch tips, hmmm... looked very familiar. Upon closer exanimation of the fine print saw they were Victor compatible. Saw the new 120 volt MIG units there, hmmm... those looked reasonable too. Might have to get my hands on one and update my opinion on 120 v MIG units.

    AT
     
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  20. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Wow. Thanks to @Tully Mars and all who have contributed to this informative thread.
     
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