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    Default TIG Peddle Cover

    If your TIG peddle is like mine than it is made from plastic.
    Though mine is in good condition and gives pretty good grip when stomped on I would like to see it made from metal. The next best thing would be to make an aluminium peddle cover for it.
    This should give it some more protection, better grip when leaned on and make it look Niiiiice.

    Because this is a complete custom job remember that old saying

    "Measure twice and cut once"

    The sides of mine are tapered so I will have to make mine a small amount oversize.

    Ji
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    As usual I will be using 1.4mm thick aluminium tread plate.
    I marked up the plate and cut all the corners out ready for folding.

    Ji
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    With the help of a drill, scroll saw, hammer and a pair of tin snips I cut out the foot stop and finished the fold fine tuning.
    With a small file I deburred.

    Ji
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    It is starting to look like Ned Kelly's armour.

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    Time for a test fit.
    Snug.
    Very pleased with the result.

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    All that is left now is to TIG weld up the seams and silicone the cover on.

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    Sweet
    Dynasty 200DX "Blue Lightning"
    Bernard 3500ss water-cooler
    Rockwell vertical mill
    Beverly Shear B-3
    Beverly Shear JR
    Home-made English wheel
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    That's so bad looking jigantor that I pay you to ship it to my house just so you don't have to look at it anymore. Another great project I really like it been thinking of something similar for a while.
    Miller syncrowave 200 runner with coolmate 4
    and wp2025 weldcraft torch
    Miller 125c plasma cutter

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    Smile

    jigantor,

    Your posts and projects are always fun to read and inspiring.

    I too have a "plastic" foot control for my Dynasty and plan to replace it with a steel version from SSC Controls should it break.

    Wish I was as good working with alum as you are.

    I am fair with tig on stainless but alum is a tough nut to crack for me.

    It seems I need to clean my pieces to operating room standards for tigging alum and perhaps I will get ok welds.

    I will say that my Dynasty has made it much easier for me to tig alum compared to my old Airco Heliwelder IV.

    But, if I didn't have anything to do for practice what fun would that be!!
    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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    Hi Showdog,
    I think it is Sweeeet too

    Thanks for the kind word.

    Ji
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