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  • Home made weld positioner

    Here is a weld positioner I came up with after getting frustrated
    trying to get the pieces in the right position for welding.

    It is made from 1 inch thick stainless and has 2 pivot points at 90
    degrees apart so the part can be angled to the right position.

    The part holder is able to rotate 360 degrees to make all sides
    accessable.

    I used 1" sch 40 pipe for the clamp and got a cam clamp from Reid
    Tool to make the clamping action a lot quicker.

    The part holder is made from a piece of 3/4" sch 40 pipe which
    makes it easy to make extra tooling.

    The sculpture is 12" in diameter and is made from stainless spoons.
    It has a 1/2-13 nut welded inside to connect to the matching stud
    in the tool holder.
    Attached Files
    Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, Miller Dynasty 350, Hypertherm 1000, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, etc.:

    Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

  • #2
    that's pretty slick.
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    • #3
      That's really pretty clever! Reminds me of my "helping hands" soldering and model building thingy I got from harbor freight. I may have to build one similar to what you've made to help me on some projects

      Nice work!
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      • #4
        Looks like it works for you.

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        • #5
          looks good, yo should get lots of use out of it.

          now for us artsy fartsy type, lets see some pic's of the spoons.
          thanks for the help
          ......or..........
          hope i helped
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          feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
          summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
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          • #6
            ok - here is a 20" diameter sculpture made from spoons.
            Used up a 336 cu ft tank of argon to do the welds.
            Tigged it at 25 amps DC using .035" 308ss wire.
            It has a 1/2-13 stainless nut welded inside to hold it to the stand. Makes it easier to take apart for moving.
            After seeing this, my friends now say they will get a metal detector to check me after they serve dinner. I guess it's better than making me eat with my hands.
            Attached Files
            Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, Miller Dynasty 350, Hypertherm 1000, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, etc.:

            Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

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            • #7
              Spoon Ball........a new sport...............Looks good. Nice lawn or house art.
              Does it have a motor? Gee I hope so. It would be great to have it spin slowly is the sunlight...................Good job man....................
              Nick
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              • #8
                looks great.
                i was going to ask where you get all the spoons, but looks like you already answered that question.
                my friends now say they will get a metal detector to check me after they serve dinner. I guess it's better than making me eat with my hands............
                thanks for the help
                ......or..........
                hope i helped
                sigpic
                feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                JAMES

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