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    Default An old Press project revisited

    I built the old press in a have to situation, a Sunday afternoon and nobody home that had a press. Here is what
    I got by with. It got me by, but it just wasn't practical so pic #2 is what I modified it into. The uprights and top are
    3 1/2"x3/8 angle welded solid to form a tube. The upper corners
    are boxed with 3/8" to offer just a little more beef. All the 3/8th was welded with 7018 even tho the 211 was
    sitting right there. I need all the stick practice I can get and since I was in no rush, it made good practice.
    The bed is 1/4" x 2" square tube welded with .030 mig. So far I only have a 12 ton jack, everything I had let the
    bed deflect about 1/16". I think I will truss the bed and go to a 20 ton sometime in the future.

    Then the wife came in right in the middle of paint and says. Dear could you make me a giant upside
    down thumbtack.
    The giant tack is pic 3 and 4 .

    Actually it is for her desk to stick papers onto. This was my first flirt with O/A since 1987.
    I have forgotten alot since 87.







    Attached Images Attached Images

    Miller 211 A.S. and Spoolmate 100
    Stickmate LX 235 AC / 160 DC.
    Clarke 180 EN Just in case
    Spectrum 375 X-Treme.
    O/A Medium Radnor Torch, Large Victor Torch.
    Milwaukee 14" Chop Saw.
    4 x 6 Horizontal Band Saw.
    Rockworth 80 Gallon 2 Stage 16 SCFM @ 175 PSI , 15 SCFM @ 90 PSI.
    Jackson Passive shade #5 for the plasma.
    I almost forgot the Hobart XVP AD Hood.


    Projects and Misc Albums
    http://picasaweb.google.com/keesfriend Feel Free to Have a Look ( Just keep in mind I am an amateur )

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