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About bubba682

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    Cape Breton Island NS Canada
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    Forgin ,huntin,drinkin,etc,etc

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  1. In case anybody was wondering what happened to it in laymen electronic terms apparently a zenor diode or a as i say a thingy on the circuit board wore down over time and popped so it got some new heavier guts that should last till i'm dead.Anyway got it back it runs pretty good like a lincoln should.
  2. I agree theres a reason the old ones last forever but for me this machine was recommended and i got alot of faith and experience with lincoln and if it don't hold up back to older gear.Hopefully no more problems after this..
  3. Blew up my lincoln square wave 200 tig machine lol got to say i'm not a fan of inverter type machines but thats the way the welding industry is going.What i am a fan of is lincoln, 20 days over warranty and there goin to fix it.Why it blew is anybodys guess till its looked at by a tech but i read on the web there is some issues i am very intrested in what happened.I'm not lookin for opinions on why it blew i just want to let guys know this stuff happens and lincoln is great to deal with so far.And when they tell me what blew i'll pass it on.Now time to fire up the 40 yr old thunderbolt ac/dc n
  4. If you don't have a warm box or rod oven for 7018 and say your garage is damp and you notice your 7018 is sticken or it takes more heat to get them burning good put them in your oven for 30 min on 400 they usually come right back to life and sounding like crispy bacon in the pan again.Nodebt i wasn't tryin to jump on ya cat...
  5. With a 1/8 rod ya wanna be a dime wide and a nickle high with your bead thats the slang we use also no porosity or slag intrusions you should turn off the hotstart with 6011 cause its a penetrator rod(rustrod etc)and on thin stock can cause blow thru other than that practice ,practice and practice.Once ya get pretty running beads and buttering them together nice in the flat do the same in the vert,horizontal then overhead.And learn heat controll if you get alot splatter next to your beads it means your to hot and it looks terrible to cold and you'll stick alot...
  6. I'VE used it for over 20 yrs for cutting the thickest i cut was around 1 1/4 '' i've tried brazing but i didn't like the results and your right that most guys don't know about the tips.Alot of guys i work with are switching because the price of acetylene in Canada has gone nuts last couple of years.
  7. I wish i had of seen this hammer before i bought my anyang i think its a bit of a game changer for the more serious back yard guys shop cause its cheap to build and run and thats the play of the game for alot of folks.I think he done a great job and if it holds up ok great if you got to do some maintenance once in awhile so be it they all require maintanace.I agree with you Greebe cool concept and glad he built it.
  8. Nice hammer it hits great and real good control whats the over all cost do ya figure.
  9. Great thread just gettin ready to make one i'm thinkin 2x4 with adapters to add length and defiantly on wheels i seen one made with flat bar on top with 1'' gap for clamps i like the gap idea but i also like tackin my work to a table anyway decisions decisions got to gather a little more material then time to cut and weld.
  10. swedefiddle if your gettin alot of groaning and creaking in your press send it back and get your money back.I thought John Little only did traditional work when did he go modern with a preess..
  11. Hopefully once you vacation thru the country and figure out if you wanna stay i hope you got your own blacksmith gear its expensive to get here especially if you can't make your own tooling.Differant parts of the country will probally pay better than others depending on what you hope to make and your skill .You'll probally have to show on paper you have the skills and our immigration is hard to deal with at times cause of politics.And if you rent a car try to get unlimited milage cause were a big spread out country anyway goodluck if ya got any ques i'll try and help you out....
  12. From one canucklehead to another i went with a 5hp motor and all componants came from princess auto almost 3 years still sqeesin got about 20t its all you'll need make a flat die and a fuller die they'll do the bulk of your work.
  13. Something is off cause i got the same set up my press is fast with the 5x10 ram and i'm pretty sure my pump is a little smaller i ain[t no expert but you should be fast and have alot of squeeze so something is defiantly not working right.What is your reservoir capacity mines 5 gallon
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