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    Default couple projects

    I thought I'd post a couple of my brain storms -

    Being a thrifty sort (cheap bas**rd) rather than fork out 30 bucks to buy a little trenching shovel I chose to spend 4 hours making my own. I hadn't tig welded in a while so it was a good warm up (notice I didn't get too close to the welds)

    The other is a tower for a weather station I bought my wife, it wasn't really needed, she wanted the "ambiance" of the real thing. And I wanted the welding project. The tower is done with the ole MM200.

    After you review the pics let me know, do I have a sq. tube addiction?
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    Frank
    (aka Fred)
    MM200 (antique and still cook'n)
    Lincoln 160 buzzzzzz box - left to live with a nice youngster
    Dynasty 300DX
    Spectrum 625
    Chevalier Knee Mill - Bridgeport clone you idiot.
    Homebuilt tube bender - with home made dies no less
    Delta Drill Press & Grinder collection

    Needed - a bigger shop to use the stuff

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    i really like that shovel probably a thousand times better than the walmart special

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    Smile Nice Projects

    I really like seeing what people come up with, what gauge did you use for the shovel part?

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    Default Nice Shovel!

    Hey Fred, or Frank, where do you live in SD? I'm in El Cajon. Check out my pictures.
    Thanks,
    Lance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smith View Post
    After you review the pics let me know, do I have a sq. tube addiction?



    no. more like a sq. tubing fetish
    my daddy always said i was IRONHEADED....
    feel free to P/M me

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    Good stuff, Fred! The tower kinda resembles an oil rig!
    ...John

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    Quote Originally Posted by FormerTankSarge View Post
    I really like seeing what people come up with, what gauge did you use for the shovel part?

    16 gauge 1018 steel
    Frank
    (aka Fred)
    MM200 (antique and still cook'n)
    Lincoln 160 buzzzzzz box - left to live with a nice youngster
    Dynasty 300DX
    Spectrum 625
    Chevalier Knee Mill - Bridgeport clone you idiot.
    Homebuilt tube bender - with home made dies no less
    Delta Drill Press & Grinder collection

    Needed - a bigger shop to use the stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by blazehaze69 View Post
    Good stuff, Fred! The tower kinda resembles an oil rig!
    I'm thinking this would be fitting.
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    Frank
    (aka Fred)
    MM200 (antique and still cook'n)
    Lincoln 160 buzzzzzz box - left to live with a nice youngster
    Dynasty 300DX
    Spectrum 625
    Chevalier Knee Mill - Bridgeport clone you idiot.
    Homebuilt tube bender - with home made dies no less
    Delta Drill Press & Grinder collection

    Needed - a bigger shop to use the stuff

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    I like the trenching shovel, we bought one the other day I know how you feel. I've gotta comment on that cr in the background though, do you ride or race much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by welder13 View Post
    I've gotta comment on that cr in the background though, do you ride or race much?

    Actually it's a XR as in xr650r. No racing, too old to deal with broken bones. High speed tours of the desert are about it these days. We cover the 90 mile loop from Plaster City to the Bleu Inn and back in 3-4 hours with a burger stop at the Inn.

    Wishing the 450X had been out when I bought it, it weighs in at 300lbs ready to ride, the 450 is 50 pounds less and has a wonderful thing called electric start. At 52 yrs the last few starts of the day are a big deal
    Frank
    (aka Fred)
    MM200 (antique and still cook'n)
    Lincoln 160 buzzzzzz box - left to live with a nice youngster
    Dynasty 300DX
    Spectrum 625
    Chevalier Knee Mill - Bridgeport clone you idiot.
    Homebuilt tube bender - with home made dies no less
    Delta Drill Press & Grinder collection

    Needed - a bigger shop to use the stuff

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