Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 19 2013

Dr. Reels, cleaning and practice, practice, practice

The day started off with a good talk with Jules about art and organizing our camp. The last big shipment of steel was delivered and Buck was kind enough to cut up some practice pieces out of extra 1/2″ steel plate. Jeff went off to work with a promise of grabbing our order of pine …

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Jun 18 2013

Interesting welding articles

I found this article interesting from a welding perspective.

Here is another one about the Bay Bridge welds. Sheesh!

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Jun 18 2013

Jeff’s truck got an ouwie

Jeff texted two pix and then went offline. More news to follow.

Ouch!

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Jun 18 2013

Sam Gipe and LEDs

Sam Gipe writes:

Here’s what I remember about LEDs:

Instructables and Candlepowerforums were good sources for ideas. This guide is awesome and is everything you need (basically, you’re building a really bright flashlight, though you might forego batteries):

Beginner’s Guide to explain simple LED flashlight

Lumens (brightness)

If I recall correctly, car headlights are …

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Jun 17 2013

Today we fix things and make them right

Today we are going to fix the extension cable, the gas (no more flux core!) and bring UNAVERZ inside so we can build her without wind.

I picked up the extension cable at Harbor Freight. I then brought the Cornwell MG 165 over to Speedox (I love those guys!) where Derrick fixed the gauge,secured …

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Jun 16 2013

Cutting up steel so we can practice our welds

After much discussion, we realize we need to practice out welds. The next shipment of steel comes Wednesday, that leaves us a few days to home our skills. Lets get to work!

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Jun 16 2013

Dave brings the pain

Just got off the phone with my friend Dave. He has been a professional welder for years. He voiced some serious concerns with what we are building.

He has advised me to get our welds tested. Everyone who will be welding anything structural will need to create a test weld using the exact stock …

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Jun 16 2013

Welding videos

Please watch at least two of the welding videos below. The first two are best but all of them are helpful. They explain safety and technique far better than we can at the shop.

Basic MIG Welding This basic MIG welding class is very good.

Advanced MIG Welding Make sure to check out his …

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Jun 15 2013

Getting into it

Now we are really getting into it. Jeff has elevated his welding technique, Sheri is laying down some serious metal, Sean is getting into the groove with finishing up the living area and I am just loving the ability to shape the bead of metal. Life is going very well right about now. We have …

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Jun 14 2013

Installing gussets, graduation and setting Sean on fire

Sheri and I woke up Sean at 9:30 so we could work. While we only had a short time, I think we sort of got the ball rolling in terms of setting up production.

Jeff and Sean figured they would spend the day working. Who knew?!? Some of us had our kids graduation and …

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