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  1. #21
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    Hi Sbray,
    That guy is great.
    He is using the same aluminium angle to square the sides as me, cool.
    He has the diamonds facing up in the floor of his box, I have found that that looks great but is hard to clean.

    I wish I could weld that fast.

    Ji
    Last edited by Jigantor; 04-05-2010 at 06:43 PM.
    Grip it and Rip it

  2. #22
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    Default LARGER BINs

    I go to scrap yards and one in particular sells things like those aluminum cross-bed tool boxes.

    It doesn't matter what it is, all their aluminum gets sold for $1 a pound. I have a number of tool boxes that would sell used for over $100 that I bought for anywhere from $30 to $60. I tig the holes closed or I just throw stuff into them.
    They are leakproof. I leave them outside bolted to my stock rack and the contents stay dry. I take the locks to a smith to get new keys made.

    By the way, I'm in Ohio.

  3. #23
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    What part of Ohio you in? That sounds like a scrap yard worth checkin out. Our local ones have mostly shred, nothin worth taking a look at.

    Oh, and I don't know what you are paying to have new keys made up for the locks, but if the locks are the same style that I have on my box (round ones with a tab that turns on the back) They sell em at Tractor Supply for like 4 bucks

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigantor View Post
    I then switched on the TIG welder and let it warm up for 30 minutes before welding up the side joint.

    Ji
    This only applies to a brand new inverter,and it only needs to be done once.

  5. #25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigantor View Post
    Hi Letzgoaracin,
    In the begining I was after any kind of a metal bin for sale. Then I wanted something shiny like alloy or stainless steel. In the end I would have settled for just about any kind of metal but there was none for sale.
    Friends did suggest using a 20 litre oil drum but after they saw my floor retracted their recommendation.

    Ji
    BAM floor I also retract

  6. #26
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    If you are just starting out aluminium welding or setting up a welding bay or workshop a bin is the first thing you should have a go at making.
    It teaches you all the skills.

    Ji
    Grip it and Rip it

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