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About bubba682

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

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  1. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Nice basket twist Lou ...
  2. Hydraulic press

    She sure is purdy there Kev by put up a few pics when ya get her goin squeezen some steel.
  3. Hydraulic press

    Shes comin along nicely i'm going to have to source the pins i got a 3'' ram from an excavater cyl i i was thinking of getting turned for pins but im not sure on the strengh. The only to i really got left to get is the pins and get the plate punched for the pins.Theres a hydrolic shop i deal with im sure they;ll have them, i hope.
  4. Hydraulic press

    Sounds pretty scientific there Beaver lol basicically i'll be tig ing the first pass then i'll be puttin a couple of passes of stick over it and just weld er out. Im not worried about speed i want good fusion for the first pass.I'll make up for speed with the stick its just basic welding theres no special procedure for welding that frame.If i had a deeper penetrating mig i'd use that after i tigged it but all i got is a 220v/170 amp mig i wouldnt trust it for the press and hydraulics it just doesn't have the ability for penetration and fusion required.We always preheat in Canada its cold up here i don't need any micro cracks forming in the weld because of moisture that could lead to a catastrophic failure.Low hydrogen rods dont like moisture now if i run 6011 for a first pass i might get away without a preheat as long as air temp is above freezing.Personally i prefer heating it up to 250/300 degrees to me it makes for a better weld, up here most high pressure pipe precedures require it depending on air temp for example.So when it gets cold, out come the tiger torches for small bore and chicklets for the big stuff. Alot of the certified plate shops up here sweat it out to 250 degree before its welded .Anyway thats how i do it and so far so good passed alot of xrays and made some good cash over the years. Oh and Kev she looks good buddy what steel did you make the pins from. .
  5. Hydraulic press

    Its the only way to go Beaver when i weld mine ill be goin over it with stick 7018 a1 with a little preheat just enough to sweat out the moisture.
  6. Dreams do come true..

    That sure is pretty i really like it nice work man...
  7. Anyone else used tip tig?

    I agree with ya on puttin the root in by hand that thing looks like a pain in the --- lol
  8. Anyone else used tip tig?

    Is the qc checking the roots before there shot cause i see a possible repair at 5.30 off the bottom it looks like the root is closen up on the side shot at about 3 oclock these must be practice coupons are they.I think i'd wanna practice with that tip a l;ittle longer to get a bit more comfortable. Like anything else the more ya do it the better it gets its comin along. I wanna get one now to try, what schedule of pipe ya welding .
  9. Anyone else used tip tig?

    Right on id like to see it cause i got a feeling that set up might not be user friendly in the root without practice. I rather freehand the tig root cause ya got more options try as they might it will be along time before they replace the guy in position with the torch the rod and the eye.When they bring in this new stuff its always built to weld the perfect fit and conditions lol in over 20 yrs of positional pipe welding and xray work,i'm still waiting for the perfect fit.
  10. Anyone else used tip tig?

    Nice caps so how do you like the new tig combo how was it for putting the root in.
  11. Anyone else used tip tig?

    Make sure you catch your edges in the root or the xray will fail...
  12. HELP: forging presses

    Neil my math is done i got a 18 ton system in my basement just waiting to get the room to build the frame in my shop i'm gettin ready to add a peice so i got room i'm just lookin at designs .
  13. HELP: forging presses

    I'LL have to look that up how many ton is it.
  14. HELP: forging presses

    Nice press as well jeremy can you send me or put up some pics of the complete set up its nice to have more ideas to put towards my own.
  15. HELP: forging presses

    Were do you think its going to bind and why , on the bottom or top of the slide Frosty.