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    Thanks all for the replies some very good info...

    Thanks all for the replies some very good info and I learned a lot.

    I did a trial piece with two dowels and failed at getting repeatable results indexing the plates. I ended up scoring a very...
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    I really prefer the refrigerant coolers for TIG...

    I really prefer the refrigerant coolers for TIG welders. Sick of the carbonator beverage pumps after using them for so many years. Nothing wrong with them just didn't know anything else was out...
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    Lots of a great info thanks. If my skill and...

    Lots of a great info thanks.

    If my skill and equipment are going to limit my chances of hitting my tolerance maybe Im going in the wrong direction. Instead of me trying to make tight tolerance...
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    I agree with the air cylinder and the UHMW...

    I agree with the air cylinder and the UHMW comments hence the reasons I picked them to be forgiving and only the pins to be the method to hold location.

    I do have ways to measure the holes after I...
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    There will be a shaft attached to the top plate...

    There will be a shaft attached to the top plate in the center that will run through the bottom plate and fixed to a pneumatic cylinder that will pop up the top plate to allow rotating. I plan to use...
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    I need to keep the outside corners positions to...

    I need to keep the outside corners positions to be within .003 every 90 degrees. There is more to it but that will work for what Im aiming for. Pin pattern size is up for grabs right now. I know the...
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    I was afraid I might be asking too much out of my...

    I was afraid I might be asking too much out of my equipment.

    Thanks for the reply.
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    Rotary table vs dro bolt pattern accuracy

    Need to make 2 plates both 10"x10" 2" thick mild steel one on top of each other with bolts holding them together. I will need to be able to lift the top plate off and rotate 360 degrees in 90 degree...
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    Abit of a different look at it..... I took...

    Abit of a different look at it.....

    I took metal shop classes in high school not because I wanted to learn to weld I did it because I wanted more freedom in school. I hated sitting in a chair all...
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    Ok this is going a bit different than I thought....

    Ok this is going a bit different than I thought. I’m thinking you are all seeing this as a simple push on barb with a retainer and the only thing different is the limited space.

    The issues I’ve...
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    I can’t turn the pumps down just yet most of the...

    I can’t turn the pumps down just yet most of the machines are still under warranty but plan to when that expires.

    What brand crimps do you prefer?

    I tried to get them to go to refrigerant...
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    TIG water line repair options

    I know of only two methods that actually last when changing out a water line for a TIG torch.

    The torches with the screw on ferrules I pull the braiding back then push on the hose and screw down...
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    Had about 30 mins free time last week and figured...

    Had about 30 mins free time last week and figured this might help. Welded up some simple butt joints in 2" 1/16" thick mild steel tubing.

    All welds were with 3/32 tungsten, gas lens and a #6 cup....
  14. Personally like the 120A starretts. Being able to...

    Personally like the 120A starretts. Being able to fix them easily if they skip a tooth or if the dial isn’t perfectly straight up for zero. Also like being able to pull them apart and dearching or...
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    Thought Id give an update. I had a long sit down...

    Thought Id give an update. I had a long sit down with my boss and was told in a very nice way that the amount of parts(even double the rest) that they did get done isn't a reason for a raise only...
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    With oxidation(gray/black)you are changing the...

    With oxidation(gray/black)you are changing the mechanical properties of the steel and not in a good way. I am not a metallurgist just some years experience in TIG welding.

    For a better...
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    Not that specific honestly. Ive had to write weld...

    Not that specific honestly. Ive had to write weld procedure books for two places Ive worked at for ISO and Nadcap along with some customers that require it.

    Welding is considered a special process...
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    I think you would be better off to think of the...

    I think you would be better off to think of the tubing as steel folding chairs. Like I could resist. :)

    Welder settings for me would be 40 amps(for .062), 3/32 1.5% lanthanated tungsten with a 30...
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    Corrosion/rust over time from the inside out not...

    Corrosion/rust over time from the inside out not really external stress cycles. I have repaired many steel folding chairs and tables at their tack/spot welds the rust inside makes it a pain to...
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    This will be long winded but might help you think...

    This will be long winded but might help you think about it in a different way. This is just broad and general info from my experience.

    This has helped me a lot thinking about strengths of welds...
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    Weld specs dictate the welding process for...

    Weld specs dictate the welding process for everything. Most I have ran across require minimum of 1.5T for fillet joints(not getting that without filler rod). If in doubt its easier to just go to a...
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    Don't think gender played a part because the new...

    Don't think gender played a part because the new boss was in a pinch to hire someone after a welder left from low pay before he was boss. Im guessing the new boss had plans to bring everyone up to...
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    Again thanks for all the replies. The coworker...

    Again thanks for all the replies.

    The coworker has decided to try taking a vacation. The amount they do isn't a stretch starting middle of last week its taking two welders to fill their role and...
  24. I know this will probably get locked but I think...

    I know this will probably get locked but I think this is some good info by the OP.

    Most just say you are throwing your money away without a good clean reason as to why. The OP just gave people a...
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    Or there is more than one ginger out there and...

    Or there is more than one ginger out there and they fry fast.
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