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  1. #21
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    I have done this with my Syncro @ 10 amps, no pulse, .020 gold band tungs sharpened to a semi pencil point with a flat(magnifying lens required), .020 gas lens.


    Heres a couple of hints:

    Clean the crap out of the cans, they have a lacquer coating. Use MEK or acetone first, then stainless brush.
    Don't try to weld the tops, there is an adhesive sealant between the top and the can, which gives off gnarly fumes, and the smoke contaminates the weld. Maybe if I had a smaller cup I would try the tops again.

    The wall thickness is around .007 , slightly thicker at the base, so setup accordingly.

    I will have pics of this.

    OK HERE IT IS:
    http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...5/DSC00356.jpg
    notice the nice weave, open root gap of about .040 and I had to use 18 amps this time.
    the burn holes are from where it was grounding. Not my best, but I had just come from the gym and my arms were smoked, and I had Mississippi Delta mosquitoes trying to drain me/carry my filler rod off.....I guess cause its shiny
    Last edited by Blackbird455; 09-30-2008 at 07:38 PM.
    SYNCROWAVE 200
    Atlas 618 lathe (vintage 1960) reconditioned DC
    Sioux 3/8 Pneumatic Reversible Drill
    Makita Everything else
    2400 square feet of Sanford and Son lookin shop space
    "Once the spoon flys, putting the pin back in won't solve anything"
    USA 15T, 15V

    www.myspace.com/blackbird455

    http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...5/DSC00356.jpg two cans, one welder

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    Default Look up there

    Yeah I dont know why I edited that one instead of a new post

    http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...5/DSC00356.jpg

    see description above
    SYNCROWAVE 200
    Atlas 618 lathe (vintage 1960) reconditioned DC
    Sioux 3/8 Pneumatic Reversible Drill
    Makita Everything else
    2400 square feet of Sanford and Son lookin shop space
    "Once the spoon flys, putting the pin back in won't solve anything"
    USA 15T, 15V

    www.myspace.com/blackbird455

    http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...5/DSC00356.jpg two cans, one welder

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    Very nice work blackbird! Someday i will get them that smooth as well.. Any specifics on your setup, tung size, filler alloy and size...balance, freq. etc..???
    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

  4. #24
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    .020 gold band tungsten, semi sharp, 12 cfh, #4 cup balance was set to 8.0 (syncrowave 200 setting) 18 amps, no pulser.......uhh and two miller lites oh 5356 1/16 rod cause it was two feet closer to me than the 4043.
    Last edited by Blackbird455; 09-30-2008 at 08:20 PM.
    SYNCROWAVE 200
    Atlas 618 lathe (vintage 1960) reconditioned DC
    Sioux 3/8 Pneumatic Reversible Drill
    Makita Everything else
    2400 square feet of Sanford and Son lookin shop space
    "Once the spoon flys, putting the pin back in won't solve anything"
    USA 15T, 15V

    www.myspace.com/blackbird455

    http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...5/DSC00356.jpg two cans, one welder

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    does 5356 make it any easier or harder than 4043? ONce again i must say, very well done..you got skills!
    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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    I really am not sure, but I think the 5356 wets and flows better.......could just be unfounded, but it really flowed good, and followed the heat and keyhole nicely. It also transferred the heat to my left hand efficiently, mainly because I never pulled it out of the keyhole.
    Thanks for appreciating my work!!! I have only owned that Syncro since Feb, and so the bulk of my TIG time has been since then. I even had a 2 month break June-July cause I had too much stuff going on to weld.

    I have been doing alot of practice on open root pipe here lately, and also thin < .032 aluminum, so I guess it has paid off. Like I said, thats not even my best, I did that on my low table, low chair, as opposed to my high table and standing. I'm gonna better that one though, and get comfortable, use my rotary ground connection, and then take pics with a new Olympus 10+ megapixel, to get better detail.

    I still aspire to weld a bead like I used to look at daily on the T63 Allison turbines combustion section, It had to be robotic. Absolutely perfect in every way. Maybe one day.

    So maybe I will have more pics in a week or so, have to go get some more
    "1006" or "green gas".

    Also I am going to try .040 tungs sharp point next time, the .020 would ball right about 18 Amps, causing more cleaning, but less wetting-puddling.
    Last edited by Blackbird455; 09-30-2008 at 10:03 PM.
    SYNCROWAVE 200
    Atlas 618 lathe (vintage 1960) reconditioned DC
    Sioux 3/8 Pneumatic Reversible Drill
    Makita Everything else
    2400 square feet of Sanford and Son lookin shop space
    "Once the spoon flys, putting the pin back in won't solve anything"
    USA 15T, 15V

    www.myspace.com/blackbird455

    http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...5/DSC00356.jpg two cans, one welder

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    Default Challenge

    Ok so I put my cash where my beer hole is...........

    How about the rest of you?? We need some more pics!!!

    I want to see what some of you with inverter machines, that have 10x the settings of my humble Syncro 200 has, can do.
    SYNCROWAVE 200
    Atlas 618 lathe (vintage 1960) reconditioned DC
    Sioux 3/8 Pneumatic Reversible Drill
    Makita Everything else
    2400 square feet of Sanford and Son lookin shop space
    "Once the spoon flys, putting the pin back in won't solve anything"
    USA 15T, 15V

    www.myspace.com/blackbird455

    http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...5/DSC00356.jpg two cans, one welder

  8. #28
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    No Replies? What????

    Come on, someone has to have some pics.
    SYNCROWAVE 200
    Atlas 618 lathe (vintage 1960) reconditioned DC
    Sioux 3/8 Pneumatic Reversible Drill
    Makita Everything else
    2400 square feet of Sanford and Son lookin shop space
    "Once the spoon flys, putting the pin back in won't solve anything"
    USA 15T, 15V

    www.myspace.com/blackbird455

    http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...5/DSC00356.jpg two cans, one welder

  9. #29
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    I"ll get some pics of mine up soon... problem is I"ve been working late on a home re-paint and when i get home to my mini-lab the wifey is already there and she absolutely hATES the sound of AC welding so i try and not do any here if i don't have to.... Of course when i'm not here i'm working on paying projects and don[t have time to mess with cans... I'll get some up this weekend though
    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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    Nothing to brag about, but I can see how it will be pretty easy with practice (and a Dynasty).

    Scuffed up the ends of the cans, but I could hear the Coke boiling inside. Also, whatever is burning off the cans is pretty strong...got a little buzz.

    3/32 Tungsten (too big)

    1/16 5356 filler

    35 amps

    Pulse...200+pps I think, 80 and 40 the other settings.

    60 balance 60 hz.

    Starting was a little messy (big tungsten) but I could leave the heat on there for a long time.

    I had the two cans setting on a piece of strut to align them, thus the burn thru marks.

    -James

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