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Forum: Metal forming & tools 11-23-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By ddmckee54
Re: Micro TIG welders

I may have found a source for some 20ga stainless welding coupons, I'll find out next week. I initially asked about carbon steel, but they didn't have any cold rolled steel scraps in that light of a...
Forum: Metal forming & tools 11-22-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,471
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: Micro TIG welders

Got a couple other things going on right now. I hate it when life gets in the way of stuff you REALLY want to do.

I don't have anything to weld right now either, have to find some 20ga welding...
Forum: Metal forming & tools 11-04-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,471
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: Micro TIG welders

When I opened the welder up last night, I did not find anything visually wrong. All the PC boards were still where they were supposed to be, as were all the connectors, and there were no loose...
Forum: Metal forming & tools 11-03-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,471
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: Micro TIG welders

I got the welder yesterday, came with a couple of free dents and dings - nothing too serious. It's a 110V/220V machine and the dings look to have been caused by something smacking the side of the...
Forum: Boats! 10-31-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,922
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: RC Benchy

Benchy's first "sea trials", floating in the kitchen sink, did not go well.

The good news, he didn't leak... And even with my intended 12V battery, I still needed ballast to get down to the...
Forum: Metal forming & tools 10-28-2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,471
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: Micro TIG welders

I was just doing some poking around to find some appropriate welding coupons. About all I can find in sheet metal are 20ga coupons which are about 0.036", close enough to 0.9mm. What are y'all...
Forum: Metal forming & tools 10-28-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,471
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: Micro TIG welders

That's what I was thinking. It's supposed to get here next week, I just MIGHT have to see where I can round up some test coupons and try it.

I know when he welded the 0.4mm and 0.6mm test welds...
Forum: Metal forming & tools 10-27-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,471
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: Micro TIG welders

I may be an idiot, but I pulled the trigger on an Andeli 250PL last night. I know it's way more than the other options I was looking at. But, if I'm right, it'll allow me to replace my full-sized...
Forum: Metal forming & tools 10-26-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,471
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: Micro TIG welders

I'm not sure, but this guy seems to be a pulsed TIG. (Sorry about the long URL)...
Forum: Metal forming & tools 10-25-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,471
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: Micro TIG welders

Blender:

No doubt the welds look pretty, I doubt that they'd hold up to the typical clamp it in a vise and beat it back and forth with a hammer to see if the weld's stronger than the base metal...
Forum: Metal forming & tools 10-24-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,471
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: Micro TIG welders

Blender:

What gage aluminum were you trying to weld? Lack of penetration seems to be typical with these little welders, but then they are designed to weld REALLY itty-bitty stuff.

I watched a...
Forum: Metal forming & tools 10-23-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,471
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: Micro TIG welders

Shawn:

After watching several of the videos for the Orion/Sunstone/Lampert type of welder, including a couple taken at ultra-high frame rates, the arc doesn't always occur. When it does occur,...
Forum: Farm Tractors and Implements 10-21-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,551
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: Fully 3D printed John Deere 1/10 scratch build

agriRC:

Any updates? I know how it can be with some projects getting back-burnered. I've got several sitting on the back of the stove myself.

Don
Forum: Metal forming & tools 10-21-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,471
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: Micro TIG welders

Shawn:

Once I was finally able to convince Google Translate to actually TRANSLATE, I went through that thread. That welder appears to be much better than the Sparkle welder, but then it's almost...
Forum: Construction Equipment 10-21-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 52,106
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: Nylint michigan crane conversion, hopefully

I've got the WPL "Off-road" tires and a dual set-up. I'll take some pictures and get some measurements tonight. They LOOK more like super-singles, but since I don't have any standard tires, I don't...
Forum: Metal forming & tools 10-19-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,471
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: Micro TIG welders

I know the Orion and Sunstone welders are the best, but I'm NOT gonna spend that much on a welder for my hobby. I've seen TIG jewelry welders on Amazon and Ebay for a couple hundred bucks with the...
Forum: Construction Equipment 10-11-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 52,106
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: Nylint michigan crane conversion, hopefully

Frizzen:

I've got a set of WPL plastic axles that I bought to see if they'd look right under a Bruder, along with the aluminum wheels and the tires. They were too small, a 5-6mm difference in OD...
Forum: Boats! 10-10-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,922
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: RC Benchy

Frizzen:

My multi-color paint job for the wheel is going to look OK, and so far without masking. I started out with a 1/0 brush, then went to a 3/0, and finally the 5/0 seemed to work the best...
Forum: Boats! 10-07-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,922
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: RC Benchy

It's the first paint job that I've done in more years than I care to remember, so it's got some warts. Being the cheap-skate that I am, I didn't want pay 10 bucks for 250ml of thinner that is...
Forum: Boats! 10-06-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,922
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: RC Benchy

OK, the pictures didn't take as long to re-size as I thought they would. Of course the fact that I could only use 2 of them might have had something to do with that (SOMEBODY shakes too damned much...
Forum: Boats! 10-04-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,922
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: RC Benchy

Benchy is mostly painted and assembled, no pictures yet so I guess that didn't happen.

BUT... Mario definitely needs his Kodachrome....
Forum: Boats! 09-21-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,922
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: RC Benchy

Nope, the guns are already printed and painted. I've got to get a couple more coats of grey on the deck before it can be assembled and the turrets bolted down.

I have two turret mounted guns, one...
Forum: Boats! 09-21-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,922
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: RC Benchy

A sneak peek, before Benchy's completely grown his teeth.
...
Forum: Farm Tractors and Implements 09-01-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,551
Posted By ddmckee54
Re: Fully 3D printed John Deere 1/10 scratch build

Yup, it sucks when life gets in the road of the really important stuff. The nice thing about this hobby is it mostly keeps you off the streets and out of trouble - well off the streets anyway.

Don
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,327
Posted By ddmckee54
Marinaowi

I don't get up on a soap box and gripe very often, but....

Anybody know a grey-hat, or a black-hat that can fill this guys Inbox with spam for a change?

If so, it couldn't happen to a nicer...
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