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  1. #1
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    Default Home made weld positioner

    Here is a weld positioner I came up with after getting frustrated
    trying to get the pieces in the right position for welding.

    It is made from 1 inch thick stainless and has 2 pivot points at 90
    degrees apart so the part can be angled to the right position.

    The part holder is able to rotate 360 degrees to make all sides
    accessable.

    I used 1" sch 40 pipe for the clamp and got a cam clamp from Reid
    Tool to make the clamping action a lot quicker.

    The part holder is made from a piece of 3/4" sch 40 pipe which
    makes it easy to make extra tooling.

    The sculpture is 12" in diameter and is made from stainless spoons.
    It has a 1/2-13 nut welded inside to connect to the matching stud
    in the tool holder.
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    Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

  2. #2
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    that's pretty slick.
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  3. #3
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    That's really pretty clever! Reminds me of my "helping hands" soldering and model building thingy I got from harbor freight. I may have to build one similar to what you've made to help me on some projects

    Nice work!
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    Looks like it works for you.

  5. #5
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    looks good, yo should get lots of use out of it.

    now for us artsy fartsy type, lets see some pic's of the spoons.
    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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    ok - here is a 20" diameter sculpture made from spoons.
    Used up a 336 cu ft tank of argon to do the welds.
    Tigged it at 25 amps DC using .035" 308ss wire.
    It has a 1/2-13 stainless nut welded inside to hold it to the stand. Makes it easier to take apart for moving.
    After seeing this, my friends now say they will get a metal detector to check me after they serve dinner. I guess it's better than making me eat with my hands.
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    Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, Miller Dynasty 350, Hypertherm 1000, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, etc.:

    Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

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    Spoon Ball........a new sport...............Looks good. Nice lawn or house art.
    Does it have a motor? Gee I hope so. It would be great to have it spin slowly is the sunlight...................Good job man....................
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  8. #8
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    Thumbs up

    looks great.
    i was going to ask where you get all the spoons, but looks like you already answered that question.
    my friends now say they will get a metal detector to check me after they serve dinner. I guess it's better than making me eat with my hands............
    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
    summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
    JAMES

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