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  • Mower Deck Repair

    After I removed the bubbled paint you could see that the mower deck rusted away near the front support bracket. I'm not sure this applies here but in the past I have seen metal rust faster in high stress areas. I used a cut off wheel to remove the weld that attached the bracket to the rusted mower deck and to cut a slot to make room for my patch. I MIG welded the patch.
    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

  • #2
    Mower Deck Repair

    And here are the last two 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
      Hi
      I know it is not structural but that is a bit of spatter you got there.
      May be your machine needs adjustment.

      Ji
      Grip it and Rip it

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      • #4
        Nice one Don.

        Can I have your lathe?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jigantor View Post
          Hi
          I know it is not structural but that is a bit of spatter you got there.
          May be your machine needs adjustment.

          Ji
          I welded a little bead of spatter on the end of the contact tip.
          When I removed it I think that I bent and distorted the tip so that it didn't feed the wire properly. I believe that this caused the excessive spatter. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I will replace the contact tip.

          Originally posted by mikecwik View Post
          Nice one Don.

          Can I have your lathe?
          Thanks, Attached are some pictures of last night's project.

          The rod is .1516" OD, had a .001" OD tolerance and was 2.125" long.
          I like to use the drill chuck on the cross slide for fine work like this because I can dial it in by using the knurled nut on the QD tool post for up and down the cross slide for side to side and the compound rest for the angle.
          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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