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  • #16
    O.K. fellas, here are some welds a little closer using the Dynasty 700.
    As you can see I am not Engloid or K.B.!! These were made using the east-west fingertip controller and at the time it was so stiff it was effecting my stops.
    The main reason I took this pic at the time was to show how the 3" oval tube looked when fitted to the 1 1/2" tubing perpendicular and level vs 10 degree incline.


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    • #17
      Here is my high tech, latest thing out notcher!!




      It is an old mid eighteen hundreds horizontal mill that someone converted from line-drive to a 115v motor with an old 3 speed tranny.
      I traded a couple of old oxygen bottles for it about 15 years ago and never thought about just how useful it would become. I even had considered scrapping it at one time but kept it because the brand was my grandmothers maiden name...Garvin

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      Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
      MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
      Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
      Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

      Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
      Miller 30-A Spoolgun
      Miller WC-115-A
      Miller Spectrum 300
      Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
      Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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      • #18
        More bars in more places

        So I have been back to head scratching, fitting and tacking.
        My friend and I discussed how it would be cool to make bars for the front seat for handholds so I made these.





        Pretty much the theme of this boat is NOT fishing but mainly pleasure boating with POWER so I am attempting to enhance any styling or lines on the boat without making my work the main focal point.
        They debuted the boat last year with a fiberglass arch and it seemed dated and also with our lake being so ROUGH it was really hard on passengers with not having enuff places to get ahold of. It is my job to eliminate that problem altogether.




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        Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
        MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
        Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
        Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

        Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
        Miller 30-A Spoolgun
        Miller WC-115-A
        Miller Spectrum 300
        Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
        Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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        • #19
          Love that notcher. Just don't let anybody get near the "business end" of it.


          OSHA would have a field day with that machine. LOL
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          Sync 350 LX
          XMT 300 w/D74 and roughnecks
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          • #20
            Originally posted by wrenchnride247 View Post
            Love that notcher. Just don't let anybody get near the "business end" of it.


            OSHA would have a field day with that machine. LOL
            No doubt it is a "killer" set-up for sure. You can get shocked or cut or tangled up seperately or all at the same time!!

            I googled it once and found a reference to one almost exactly like it from the same company that said 1860's...a bit before osha. Would that make that machine Great Great Great grandfathered in??

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            Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
            MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
            Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
            Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

            Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
            Miller 30-A Spoolgun
            Miller WC-115-A
            Miller Spectrum 300
            Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
            Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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            • #21
              Nice extendable saw horses, I was given the same ones...

              What bender did you use, pro tools 105?

              Im currently in the market...
              Voigt Precision Welding, Inc.

              Miller Dynasty 200 DX, Miller Syncrowave 250, MillerMatic 252, Hypertherm Powermax 45, Auto Arc Trailpower 8000,272+187 lb Peter Wright anvil, 120 lb Fisher-norris, and more! Buffalo drill press, Grizzly Horiz. Bandsaw, Edwards shear, Barth Shear, bantam mechanical ironworker, Hopkins fly press, Doall Bandsaw, brown and sharpe surface grinder.

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              • #22
                T-top is looking great.
                that notcher on the other hand...,, wow, i hope you are close to an E.R. thats way before OSHA. scary looking thing for shore.
                thanks for the help
                ......or..........
                hope i helped
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Badd00SS View Post
                  Nice extendable saw horses, I was given the same ones..

                  What bender did you use, pro tools 105?

                  Im currently in the market...
                  JD2 model 3 with a homade stand from scrap. Sorry for the fuzzy pics but it's all I had on file.







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                  Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
                  MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
                  Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
                  Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

                  Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
                  Miller 30-A Spoolgun
                  Miller WC-115-A
                  Miller Spectrum 300
                  Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
                  Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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                  • #24
                    Wow FK, nice pics of the bender (only 1 a little fuzzy, rest were excellent) and the T-TOP!!! Question about the notcher though...How do you ge the tube moving into the notcher (notcher being mounted to the ground, tube in the vice....you "slide" the vice into the notcher???
                    thanks, and again.....
                    cool job!!!!!!!!!!
                    I'm not late...
                    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Bert View Post
                      Wow FK, nice pics of the bender (only 1 a little fuzzy, rest were excellent) and the T-TOP!!! Question about the notcher though...How do you ge the tube moving into the notcher (notcher being mounted to the ground, tube in the vice....you "slide" the vice into the notcher???
                      thanks, and again.....
                      cool job!!!!!!!!!!

                      It's just a mill...I'll try to remember to take some more to make it a little easier to understand.

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                      Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
                      MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
                      Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
                      Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

                      Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
                      Miller 30-A Spoolgun
                      Miller WC-115-A
                      Miller Spectrum 300
                      Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
                      Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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                      • #26
                        oops, sorry..I get it now (plus all the shaving in the way)Wow...that darn thing will probably outlive your grandkids too.......
                        I'm not late...
                        I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                        • #27
                          FK,

                          Very nice indeed!! I love your quote: "One thing I believe and tell folks is "anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you get good at it" That is exactly what I am telling the admiral of my ship as it pertains to my tig practicing (at my age)--

                          I am a visual learner and I have received a tremendous amount of knowledge from this and the WW forum from all of you that share your talents! (I just knew that mothership of Dynasty's would be put to good use on a project real soon after you got it wired up!! (would you mind sharing a few settings that you use for those tube welds? (I am working hard at learning to 'read' the materials needs" when I fire up my Dynasty 200) It is a little tough when learning to separate the capability limits of the machine and those of my learned ability?---

                          Your notcher reminds me of when I first came to Juneau AK and I was invited to an 'auction' of equipment from the millwright shop at the "old AJ mine" I was just a kid, but this machine and fabrication shop was like nothing I had ever seen, all of it was belt driven from just a couple steam engines (later modernized to diesel electric) Oh how I wish that I could have known then what I do now as some of this equipment was so heavy and accurate that today it would still be turning out perfection!!

                          Sorry for rambling!!---Love seeing the project coming together !!

                          Tim
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                          • #28
                            Settings, hahaha!!
                            Ugh let's see here....amps well I set them high so the ramp up is fast.
                            Balance, I want it to clean so I do 70
                            Hz, been tacking at 400 to keep them small and welding around 80-125.
                            Waveform, soft square.
                            Nohing special because I haven't had the time to play much when I got her going. I just simply put it to work.
                            I could do all the 'tighter" settings and ge the fuzzy edge to go away,but to tell the truth this thing has so many joints,I would be making this thing till the end of time. I just cut and notch and then file and tack. And later come back and weld. Nuthin' fancy.

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                            Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
                            MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
                            Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
                            Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

                            Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
                            Miller 30-A Spoolgun
                            Miller WC-115-A
                            Miller Spectrum 300
                            Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
                            Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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                            • #29
                              FK,

                              Thanks, Definetly that machine looks to be a do-all of tig welders!! I really like the ingenuity used in forming the t-top frame. I hope by summer to purchase a Bender (the dies) are what is expensive!! Being able to compently Tig Aluminum is a current passion of mine and I cherish every tid bit of info (I am filing all the suggestions for referernce as I practice and learn! (Old dogs can learn new tricks, we just have to work at it harder, practice more)--

                              Thanks for the help and contribution to the forum!

                              Tim
                              sigpicRetired Elevator Consrtructor Local 19 IUEC
                              AK bush pilot (no longer in AK) too old and no longer bold)
                              Chaplain CMA chapter 26
                              Dynasty200dx (new and loving it)
                              MM-252 (NEW AND LEARNING IT)
                              Hypertherm PM-45
                              Miller 140 mig 110v
                              Vtwin builder

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
                                JD2 model 3 with a homade stand from scrap. Sorry for the fuzzy pics but it's all I had on file.
                                Sweet, thanks. Pics werent blurry, mine always are lol

                                How much force does it take to actually bend, lets say .120 wall 1.75" MS tube? Or even your aluminum? Was wondering if I could mount it to the corner of my table, (~1800 lbs) Im running out of shop space fast.
                                Voigt Precision Welding, Inc.

                                Miller Dynasty 200 DX, Miller Syncrowave 250, MillerMatic 252, Hypertherm Powermax 45, Auto Arc Trailpower 8000,272+187 lb Peter Wright anvil, 120 lb Fisher-norris, and more! Buffalo drill press, Grizzly Horiz. Bandsaw, Edwards shear, Barth Shear, bantam mechanical ironworker, Hopkins fly press, Doall Bandsaw, brown and sharpe surface grinder.

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                                2000 Camaro SS (Race car)
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