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  1. #1
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    Hi guys. I've just gotten back into welding after a long absence. Doing it right this time with a Dyn 200DX.

    I've decided to document my progress (and show my friends/familly what I'm up to) by putting up images (with comments) as I go along.
    Other new people who may be looking for ideas or inspiration may find something of interest here:

    http://araspitfire.smugmug.com/gallery/6175827_Citif


    I know my welds mostly suck right now... They are so bad that I'm not even at the point of asking "how can I improve this?" yet... But be assured that when I get to that point I'll be asking...

    My goals are simply to use this period of free time that I have to get to the point of being able to stick bits of aluminum and SS together as my designs call for it... I have designed quite a lot of stuff out of marine grade aluminum and SS in the past, and always had to outsource the work... even small jobs....


    Thanks for looking/commenting!

    Al...

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    There's some nice stuff in there, you shouldn't be so down on your own work, we all can and do improve with time so that's nothing to worry about (as you don't seem to be either)

    I just got a Dyn 200dx a few months ago and fell completely in love with this machine, you couldn't have picked a finer work/hobby welder IMO

    Keep the pics and progress reports coming!
    Dynasty 200DX
    Hobart Handler 135
    Smith MB55A-510 O/A setup
    Lathe/Mill/Bandsaw
    Hypertherm Powermax 45
    Just about every other hand tool you can imagine

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    congrats on the new Dyn200's to both of ya.
    i picked up a TA-185 a few years back and love TIG welding. its a great way to relax and just melt stuff. well it is now, at first it was a bit more of an aggravation than a relaxer. but with a little time it gets more fun every time.
    hang in there, it just keeps getting better. i just wish i had more reasons to play with mine.

    great lil projects.
    just wondering, whats the grinder holder supposed to do ???
    if its to use the front for a grinding surface, be careful with the disk getting thin and flying apart. i would make the stand to accommodate flap disks, that would be a good safe grinding option as the backing would keep it solid.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
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    Tell us about your torch on that dynasty and maybe a close up of your holder
    Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
    MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
    Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

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    For what your doing, I think your welds look very good. Sure there is room for improvement but I believe there is in all of us. I dont think anybody expects to get back into it and lay a perfect bead.

    When it comes to tig, I can do it but my welds do not look near as good as your worst one. If I had a tig setup, I would practice a lot but I do mostly stick and just got myself a mig.
    Ken

    What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

    Miller Thunderbolt XL 300/200 AC/DC
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBar View Post
    For what your doing, I think your welds look very good. Sure there is room for improvement but I believe there is in all of us. I dont think anybody expects to get back into it and lay a perfect bead.

    When it comes to tig, I can do it but my welds do not look near as good as your worst one. If I had a tig setup, I would practice a lot but I do mostly stick and just got myself a mig.

    Exactly, i can take a week off and lay a chicken poop bead the first time i crank the pedal up, then within a few minutes i'm back on track. That's why i'm constantly practicing (or at least for me, it's a good reason to burn some filler rod and gas..gotta keep up on my A game LOL )
    Dynasty 200DX
    Hobart Handler 135
    Smith MB55A-510 O/A setup
    Lathe/Mill/Bandsaw
    Hypertherm Powermax 45
    Just about every other hand tool you can imagine

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