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    I work alone most of the time, so I am always looking for that "3rd hand" or "skyhook." I came up with the idea of using a tripod for work on uneven ground. I tapped a small piece of channel to the size of the screw on the tripod and then can use most styles of clamps to secure the work.Click image for larger version

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  • #2
    nice job...wondering what rod and or method do you use to weld the pipe to the tree stump?...billhttp://www.millerwelds.com/resources/communities/mboard/images/smilies/confused.gif

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    • #3
      tripod

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bill5674 View Post
        nice job...wondering what rod and or method do you use to weld the pipe to the tree stump?...billhttp://www.millerwelds.com/resources/communities/mboard/images/smilies/confused.gif

        It's a brand -new method--TWIG welding.

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        • #5
          GOTTA give you a BIG KUDOS ON THAT ONE!!!!!!!!!
          I'm not late...
          I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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          • #6
            "TWIG Welding?"

            Originally posted by mikeswelding View Post
            It's a brand -new method--TWIG welding.
            Mike, maybe you can "branch" out!

            Hand out some "leaf-lets" for advertisements

            Gives new meaning to "root" pass!

            Is the "3rd hand" a "truncated" version?

            I better stop, I'm running out of smiley faces..................

            Dave
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            • #7
              Originally posted by davedarragh View Post
              Mike, maybe you can "branch" out!

              Hand out some "leaf-lets" for advertisements

              Gives new meaning to "root" pass!

              Is the "3rd hand" a "truncated" version?

              I better stop, I'm running out of smiley faces..................

              Dave
              Dave,
              you have GOT to get a life!!!!!!!!!!! (smiley face, but Dave used them up)
              (look who's talking! 5 hours on the 'puter already!!! Hey, Christmas break is Christmas break....)

              Poster above that asked about welding to the tree. It was mentioned before
              about using "wood rods" (stick welding)
              check out the link below:

              http://www.arczone.com/stickrods/wood
              have fun

              bert
              I'm not late...
              I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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              • #8
                "Just Having Some Pun"

                "Stick Welding," Wish I "wood" have thought of that one!

                Dave
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                • #9
                  Stop Dave stop, please just "leaf" it alone.

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                  • #10
                    "You Win"

                    Originally posted by Cornerstone View Post
                    Stop Dave stop, please just "leaf" it alone.
                    "Oak-kay"

                    Dave
                    "Bonne journe'e mes amis"

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                    • #11
                      3rd Hand

                      Dave, you guys are too mulch??? ..... Norm :
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mikeswelding View Post
                        I work alone most of the time, so I am always looking for that "3rd hand" or "skyhook." I came up with the idea of using a tripod for work on uneven ground.
                        Yet another entry for the "why didn't I think of that?" list...
                        Really nice idea. Do you have a bunch of fixtures & so on to
                        attach to the top to make it easier to hold things (such as
                        a 'v' to hold round material)?

                        frank

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by fjk View Post
                          Yet another entry for the "why didn't I think of that?" list...
                          Really nice idea. Do you have a bunch of fixtures & so on to
                          attach to the top to make it easier to hold things (such as
                          a 'v' to hold round material)?

                          frank
                          Isn't that what he IS holding???
                          Last edited by Bert; 12-29-2008, 08:54 PM.
                          I'm not late...
                          I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bert View Post
                            Isn't that what he IS holding???
                            that's what i get for staying up past my bedtime

                            f

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                            • #15
                              I can see that Dave is "pine"ing for more.
                              Who do you call when the lawmakers ignore the law?

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