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    I thought I'd post a couple of my brain storms -

    Being a thrifty sort (cheap bas**rd) rather than fork out 30 bucks to buy a little trenching shovel I chose to spend 4 hours making my own. I hadn't tig welded in a while so it was a good warm up (notice I didn't get too close to the welds)

    The other is a tower for a weather station I bought my wife, it wasn't really needed, she wanted the "ambiance" of the real thing. And I wanted the welding project. The tower is done with the ole MM200.

    After you review the pics let me know, do I have a sq. tube addiction?
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  • #2
    i really like that shovel probably a thousand times better than the walmart special

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    • #3
      Nice Projects

      I really like seeing what people come up with, what gauge did you use for the shovel part?

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      • #4
        Nice Shovel!

        Hey Fred, or Frank, where do you live in SD? I'm in El Cajon. Check out my pictures.
        Thanks,
        Lance

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Fred Smith View Post
          After you review the pics let me know, do I have a sq. tube addiction?



          no. more like a sq. tubing fetish

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          • #6
            Good stuff, Fred! The tower kinda resembles an oil rig!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by FormerTankSarge View Post
              I really like seeing what people come up with, what gauge did you use for the shovel part?

              16 gauge 1018 steel

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              • #8
                Originally posted by blazehaze69 View Post
                Good stuff, Fred! The tower kinda resembles an oil rig!
                I'm thinking this would be fitting.
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                • #9
                  I like the trenching shovel, we bought one the other day I know how you feel. I've gotta comment on that cr in the background though, do you ride or race much?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by welder13 View Post
                    I've gotta comment on that cr in the background though, do you ride or race much?

                    Actually it's a XR as in xr650r. No racing, too old to deal with broken bones. High speed tours of the desert are about it these days. We cover the 90 mile loop from Plaster City to the Bleu Inn and back in 3-4 hours with a burger stop at the Inn.

                    Wishing the 450X had been out when I bought it, it weighs in at 300lbs ready to ride, the 450 is 50 pounds less and has a wonderful thing called electric start. At 52 yrs the last few starts of the day are a big deal

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                    • #11
                      finished product and the poop on another

                      Thought you might like to see the "tower" in place, the weather stuff installed and working.


                      The other is all time best poop shovel, beta test was a success, a little paint and I'm done. Even included a sample weld pic. I know, don't quit the day job, but I'm having fun.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Fred Smith View Post


                        The other is all time best poop shovel,
                        How big is your dog.

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                        • #13
                          Good work, the 4 hours fabricating the shovel was 4 hours well spent.

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                          • #14
                            Looks like you live in Ramona or Lakeside. Am I right? Not a stocker, just curious. Love the **** shovel! I'm gonna make one.

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                            • #15
                              Latest project - therapy

                              Thought I'd share my latest project. Haven't been playing in the garage lately, had personal problems that distracted me.

                              First; a couple tig weld pictures - What do you think; am I any good with this thing?
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                              My counselor suggested anger management - what do you think?
                              I'm thinking a little plinking will make me feel much better..
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                              And the best way to store (treat) these creatures
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                              As Rodney Carrington says, come on laugh

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