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    Hi all have just found this forum and have been enjoying reading your posts. Lots of good info.

    I have recently signed up to night classes to learn welding and love it so far.

    We will be able to make a project towards the end of the course. I am deciding between a cage for my box trailer or saddle racks for my saddles...but then a welding table would be handy

    I have lots of things to fix around the place and then I want to make some stuff. And practise practise practise

  • #2
    Welcome to the forum.
    Nick

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    • #3
      Newbie in oz

      Thanks Nick

      Are you in New Zealand?

      Im probably in the minority here as I think I would be the only girl but dont let that stop me.

      I will see if I can get some photos on here when I have done some tinkering.

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      • #4
        Welcome to the forum possm,

        As you have seen I'm sure, there is plenty to look at and even more to read. Please share your photos, everyone loves picture day.

        Hope You Enjoy.

        Tom

        Miller 211 A.S. and Spoolmate 100
        Stickmate LX 235 AC / 160 DC.
        Clarke 180 EN Just in case
        Spectrum 375 X-Treme.
        O/A Medium Radnor Torch, Large Victor Torch.
        Milwaukee 14" Chop Saw.
        4 x 6 Horizontal Band Saw.
        Rockworth 80 Gallon 2 Stage 16 SCFM @ 175 PSI , 15 SCFM @ 90 PSI.
        Jackson Passive shade #5 for the plasma.
        I almost forgot the Hobart XVP AD Hood.


        Projects and Misc Albums
        http://picasaweb.google.com/keesfriend Feel Free to Have a Look ( Just keep in mind I am an amateur )

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        • #5
          Welcome

          Welder was one of the best things I have bought for my shop. Even being in the city I have easily paid for it with just repairs around the house and yard. Not to mention expanding my creativity.

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          • #6
            Thanks for the welcome.

            This is what I made while tinkering around last night.

            My farrier gave me these shoes the other day when I asked if he had any to get rid of. The worst part was cleaning off all the mud and p00. I just used a wire wheel on the grinder.

            Should I hang it on the outside wall or should I use it as a trivet on the table?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by possm View Post
              Thanks Nick

              Are you in New Zealand?

              Im probably in the minority here as I think I would be the only girl but dont let that stop me.

              I will see if I can get some photos on here when I have done some tinkering.
              G'Day Possm,
              No I am not from NZ, but my wife is from there. Where in OZ are you from? I hope you enjoy the forum.
              Nick

              I just saw your other post....definitely trivet.
              Last edited by kiwi; 09-14-2009, 12:54 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kiwi View Post
                G'Day Possm,
                No I am not from NZ, but my wife is from there. Where in OZ are you from? I hope you enjoy the forum.
                Nick

                I just saw your other post....definitely trivet.
                Im from the Snowy Mountains, near Canberra

                Thanks for the feedback - maybe I should make another then I dont have to decide

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                • #9
                  possm. I made a swivel saddle rack that will hold two saddles and it is portable out of EMT. I don't have a pic of it handy though. I also do some horseshoe stuff and here are some samples.

                  The last is a gate latch made out of a farriers rasp and a horseshoe.
                  Attached Files
                  Just because you have one, doesn't mean you have to act like one.

                  Miller 212
                  Hobart 135
                  Miller 375 X-treme
                  Really antique Sears Arc N Spark
                  O/A Torch Setup

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