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    After my wife encourged me to purchase a new welder 2 1/2 years ago, I really had no choice, when she asked me to fabricate a new wrought iron railing for the side of the steps. Attached are some pictures:
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    Miller Thunderbolt
    Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
    Clausing/Coldchester 15" Lathe
    16" DuAll Saw
    15" Drill Press
    7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
    20 Ton Arbor Press
    Bridgeport
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma Torch

  • #2
    A few more pictures:
    Attached Files
    Miller Thunderbolt
    Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
    Clausing/Coldchester 15" Lathe
    16" DuAll Saw
    15" Drill Press
    7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
    20 Ton Arbor Press
    Bridgeport
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma Torch

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    • #3
      Wow That looks Great. What filler did you use.
      Your lucky, my wife said you spent how much for what!
      Miller Dynasty 200 DX
      Miller Spectrum 375 X-TREME

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      • #4
        Don:
        Those are some pretty welds.

        I got so tired of "Yes, Dear", after my divorce I just gave up.
        RETIRED desk jockey.

        Hobby weldor with a little training.

        Craftsman O/A---Flat, Vert, Ovhd, Horz.

        Miller Syncrowave 250.
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        • #5
          Nice work. Also, very good idea considering where you live.

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          • #6
            Nice work.


            Btw, my wife encouraged me to spend the money to get a machine too.
            I have to build stuff for her now, but it's fun -- welding is welding I guess.

            Frank

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            • #7
              nice looking work maybe you can come do one for me
              Dylan

              RED BIRD WELDING

              "Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes"

              HH-140
              Crappy stick welder
              Victor supper range II
              Makita grinder
              more stuff i don't feel like listing.

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              • #8
                Don, Nice work on the railing. I like the way you did the lambs tounge end.

                I've done a few similar to that but have always wondered about something. I use the concrete expansion bolts like the ones shown and they are very secure but I wonder about corrosion and weakening due to moisture going down in the hole with the bolt. I guess they will last a long time since they are zinc plated. Has anyone experienced how long they will last before rusting out?
                Jim

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                • #9
                  Very cool dude, nice work!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jim-TX View Post
                    Don, Nice work on the railing. I like the way you did the lambs tounge end.

                    I've done a few similar to that but have always wondered about something. I use the concrete expansion bolts like the ones shown and they are very secure but I wonder about corrosion and weakening due to moisture going down in the hole with the bolt. I guess they will last a long time since they are zinc plated. Has anyone experienced how long they will last before rusting out?

                    We used the zinc plated at work and in a couple years they were all rusted from salt and moisture. We switched to and have been using stainless and we can still crank them in and out after about 10 years.
                    Ken

                    What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

                    Miller Thunderbolt XL 300/200 AC/DC
                    Hobart Handler 187
                    Dewalt Chop Saw
                    4" Air Grinder
                    Die Grinder
                    Rigid Drill Press
                    Kellogg 10hp Air Compressor


                    2009 FXDC

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Ken. We don't normally use salt here so maybe the zinc will last longer than 2 years.
                      Jim

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                      • #12
                        Don, very nice work on the railing, nice smooth welds. Can't imagine coming down icy steps anymore without one. I'm curious how bad she had to twist your arm to go buy that welder - lol.

                        My wife will not let me get one at least for a couple years since I just bought a new motorcycle. Thats a good thing, keeps the honey do list down and I have the welders in at work if I need to fix anything.
                        Ken

                        What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

                        Miller Thunderbolt XL 300/200 AC/DC
                        Hobart Handler 187
                        Dewalt Chop Saw
                        4" Air Grinder
                        Die Grinder
                        Rigid Drill Press
                        Kellogg 10hp Air Compressor


                        2009 FXDC

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by g6Racer View Post
                          What filler did you use.
                          ER70S-2 Triple-deoxidized wire

                          From page 50 of the Miller Gas Metal Arc Welding manual:

                          "(Deoxidizing helps remove oxygen from the weld, helping to reduce porosity and therefore weld defects.)...Because of the heavy deoxidation of this wire it can be used for welding rusty or dirty steels, with a possibliity of some sacrifice of weld quality depending upon the condition of the metal."

                          I grind and degrease the metal to clean it as well as I can, but sometimes it is difficult to clean the back side.
                          Miller Thunderbolt
                          Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
                          Miller Dynasty 200DX
                          Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
                          Clausing/Coldchester 15" Lathe
                          16" DuAll Saw
                          15" Drill Press
                          7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
                          20 Ton Arbor Press
                          Bridgeport
                          Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma Torch

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