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  • TIG Peddle Cover

    If your TIG peddle is like mine than it is made from plastic.
    Though mine is in good condition and gives pretty good grip when stomped on I would like to see it made from metal. The next best thing would be to make an aluminium peddle cover for it.
    This should give it some more protection, better grip when leaned on and make it look Niiiiice.

    Because this is a complete custom job remember that old saying

    "Measure twice and cut once"

    The sides of mine are tapered so I will have to make mine a small amount oversize.

    Ji
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  • #2
    As usual I will be using 1.4mm thick aluminium tread plate.
    I marked up the plate and cut all the corners out ready for folding.

    Ji
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    • #3
      With the help of a drill, scroll saw, hammer and a pair of tin snips I cut out the foot stop and finished the fold fine tuning.
      With a small file I deburred.

      Ji
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      • #4
        It is starting to look like Ned Kelly's armour.

        Ji
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        • #5
          Time for a test fit.
          Snug.
          Very pleased with the result.

          Ji
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          • #6
            All that is left now is to TIG weld up the seams and silicone the cover on.

            Ji
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            • #7
              Sweet

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              • #8
                That's so bad looking jigantor that I pay you to ship it to my house just so you don't have to look at it anymore. Another great project I really like it been thinking of something similar for a while.

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                • #9
                  jigantor,

                  Your posts and projects are always fun to read and inspiring.

                  I too have a "plastic" foot control for my Dynasty and plan to replace it with a steel version from SSC Controls should it break.

                  Wish I was as good working with alum as you are.

                  I am fair with tig on stainless but alum is a tough nut to crack for me.

                  It seems I need to clean my pieces to operating room standards for tigging alum and perhaps I will get ok welds.

                  I will say that my Dynasty has made it much easier for me to tig alum compared to my old Airco Heliwelder IV.

                  But, if I didn't have anything to do for practice what fun would that be!!

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                  • #10
                    Hi Showdog,
                    I think it is Sweeeet too

                    Thanks for the kind word.

                    Ji

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                    • #11
                      Hi Jsrcgsr,
                      Thanks for the offer but I like its appearance.
                      It is easy to do and keeps you TIG welding that silver stuff.

                      Thanks for the kind words.

                      Ji

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                      • #12
                        Hi Burnt Hands,
                        I try to make my posts fun and inspiring.
                        Working ali is easy, think of it like timber, you can just about use the same tools.
                        I only give my ali projects a quick S/S wire brush and a wipe with an acetone damp rag.
                        I melted a lot of practise 1/8" plate when I started and that is what you have to do, but after a while it all comes together.

                        Thanks for the knid words

                        Ji

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Burnt hands View Post
                          jigantor,

                          Your posts and projects are always fun to read and inspiring.

                          I too have a "plastic" foot control for my Dynasty and plan to replace it with a steel version from SSC Controls should it break.

                          Wish I was as good working with alum as you are.

                          I am fair with tig on stainless but alum is a tough nut to crack for me.

                          It seems I need to clean my pieces to operating room standards for tigging alum and perhaps I will get ok welds.

                          I will say that my Dynasty has made it much easier for me to tig alum compared to my old Airco Heliwelder IV.

                          But, if I didn't have anything to do for practice what fun would that be!!
                          I have an SSC pedal for my XMT 304...It is well worth it, and made from steel!

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                          • #14
                            I TIG welded the corners and linished the welds down back to a round nose corner, that way there will be nothing to catch my boot on.
                            I gave the welds a very quick hit with some 240 grit wet and dry sand paper and an even faster touch with the polishing wheel just for the photos. After all this is going to get treated like a door mat.

                            Ji
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                            • #15
                              Looks nice Jig.

                              I bought a couple pedals from SSC & feel they are far superior to Miller's plastic version.

                              If that pedal ever craps out, that's exactly what I would do.

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