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Re: Welder

Post by Negative » Sat May 11, 2013 2:23 am

Thanks :)
A lot more practise for me, that's shure :lol:
I read somewhere on the internet that when welding round tube to a round tube like this, it is very difficult to produce good looking welds (not that I am sugesting that mine could not be better :laughing-rolling: ). Is there a truth to this, and what do you do in case bad looking welds happen (because choppers finally should look good right :mrgreen: )?

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Re: Welder

Post by hansgoudzwaard » Sun May 12, 2013 12:51 am

It is oversimplified, but I use this as a starting point and work from there. I don't weld frames at all.
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Re: Welder

Post by sleepyonthree » Sun May 12, 2013 9:29 am

Preheating the weld area to about 500f helps improve starting weld penetration. I use and electric dual temp heat gun that has a 550 / 1100 f selection.
Remember the mantra "practice, practice, practice" Your welds will improve.
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Location: Macedonia, the land of mediocrity

Re: Welder

Post by Negative » Sun May 12, 2013 4:05 pm

Thanks guys.
I am practising with the stick welder. Hasn't been going all that great :angry-banghead: . It may be partly the electrodes (people say that there is a huge difference between working with good electrodes and bad ones). Will try with different brand and quality.
Couple nights ago I got an idea for my first build, so instead of sleeping I was imagining it :D. I'm gonna present it soon and gonna have tons of questions, so watch out for new threads :auto-biker:
And yet again, thank you all for the insight :obscene-drinkingcheers:

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Re: Welder

Post by railroad bob » Tue May 14, 2013 12:54 am

Tell us what electrodes you've been using.
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SELF INTRODUCTION: I am an diy enthusiast with some background in welding. Still studying mechanical engeneering. I love all kinds of custom work. I have a few small projects behind me. Would love to build a chopper from scratch. I have some questions about welding and other chopper related stuff and I hope that the guys and girls on this forum can help me.
Location: Macedonia, the land of mediocrity

Re: Welder

Post by Negative » Tue May 14, 2013 2:49 am

Just some cheap TURKISH 2.5mm elektodes my boss bought at work so i can weld him something :laughing-rolling: . Rutile.
http://www.magmaweld.com/esr_13_stick_electrode.html

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Re: Welder

Post by yona » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:21 pm

Negative..... If I can find it ...... I have info on how to make a tig for steel, using a large alternator and a 10 HP gas motor.... I have neighbors from Macedonia !
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Re: Welder

Post by budoka » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:28 am

Yona, i've still got that info, too. i actually built one and could weld light stuff with it, but since i only had a 6.5 HP engine, it wasn't strong enough for anything like a frame. for that, you need at least a 12HP engine, IMO. (yeah i know, you tried to tell me that. i only had a 6.5 HP engine though, so i tried it anyway, but i shoulda listened. i can be a bit hard-headed at times, LOL).

Negative, if you want that info, either Yona or i'll post it for you.

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Re: Welder

Post by yona » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:16 am

Go for it Dan.... every time I lose a HD, they recover and the data is always scrambled.... Did not find it last night ... I will also save it to the HD !
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