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    As it turns out Eastern is meeting my needs....

    As it turns out Eastern is meeting my needs.
    They have a deep sort of coastal/marine aspect to their catalogue.
    Dock building extrusions, boat flybridge stuff etc
    They don’t have any of the really...
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    I tried one request for a quote- got essentially...

    I tried one request for a quote- got essentially retail pricing....
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    Dry aniline stain powders can be added or mixed...

    Dry aniline stain powders can be added or mixed first with a dab of alcohol then added.
  4. We were driving downtown in DC and there was a...

    We were driving downtown in DC and there was a beautiful building skinned with what looked like hammered copper sheet (anodized?) set like fish scales.
    In any case I was looking at that thinking
    ...
  5. Doug now you are just talkin crazy...

    Doug now you are just talkin crazy...
  6. Question. Alloy for skins? I have decided on...

    Question.
    Alloy for skins?

    I have decided on skipping plastic and using aluminum for the outside skins.
    They are bonded to 1-1/2” foam sheet and I am thinking .020”, 025” or .032” material.
    ...
  7. To answer my own question here. I have started...

    To answer my own question here.
    I have started welding this up.

    Tack welding the back side is a mistake- even with grinding the bead this throws a problem keeping the work flat for the face side...
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    Make it from a section of round tube and a piece...

    Make it from a section of round tube and a piece of flat bar?

    The internet’s are calling this a “tunnel section” tube:

    Steel Tube Direct - Home
  9. Well the that drain was at the house but I guess...

    Well the that drain was at the house but I guess as they say- “membership has its privileges”....
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    I was in a similar spot in my shop and picked up...

    I was in a similar spot in my shop and picked up a old Hobart Tigwave 250- great older welder.
    The guy how had it before me bought it new for a 1/2 long aluminum weld for handles on a part for a bus...
  11. “Practical Machinist - Largest Manufacturing...

    “Practical Machinist - Largest Manufacturing Technology Forum on the Web”

    Seems pretty clear- guys in shops making stuff for a buck.
    No one “manufactures” bird houses for their grand kids in the...
  12. Forgive- for being “typical” that is the only fit...

    Forgive- for being “typical” that is the only fit up like that in rig.
    Most are top and bottom corners of 2-1/2” angle with a similar gusset to one side or the other.

    Same sort of issue- job to...
  13. Shit what? Really? I don’t have any clecos...

    Shit what?
    Really?

    I don’t have any clecos and don’t know if I want them little bastards in my kit.

    Shit really... do I need to set up for rivets..?
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    It’s an airframe defect overlain with a defective...

    It’s an airframe defect overlain with a defective software fix.

    Boeing can do better.
    They say so and so does everyone else.
  15. Guys- I have lots of butt welds to do in this...

    Guys- I have lots of butt welds to do in this project with 1/8” 6061-T6 plate.
    What is the best approach to keep distortion to a minimum?

    This fitup is typical and backside:

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    I am...
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    , “to make them feel stupid about trying to...

    , “to make them feel stupid about trying to require any additional training requirements.”

    That makes me feel sick.

    There should be criminal prosecution for this.
  17. Thread: Recession?

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    Otrit- this is the long chart which I was...

    Otrit- this is the long chart which I was watching to judge breakout probability:

    As we can see that breakout did occur as was suggested by price action in those charts I had posted prior when...
  18. Thread: Recession?

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    Otrit- I have been way too busy of late so not...

    Otrit- I have been way too busy of late so not looking at markets.
    My old instinct was a hit at 30k in the Dow would keep rolling towards 32.

    I stopped shorting of course at the breakout.

    Are...
  19. Yep- It’s gonna be ready for the next time we...

    Yep- It’s gonna be ready for the next time we need to invade Newfoundland. Or was that Norway… I forget now.
  20. Damn thing is gonna end up looking like one of...

    Damn thing is gonna end up looking like one of those crazy aluminum boats from the 50’s.
    There is a certain insanity to design work- or maybe just some folk are certainly insane...

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  21. Thanks Doug I am good to go. Some assembly...

    Thanks Doug I am good to go.
    Some assembly required....

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  22. As cool as this would be it’s NOT going to look...

    As cool as this would be it’s NOT going to look like this....

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    Certain irony for a chippy but I am decades past my wood is cool design stage.
    Lots of fit to use design thought going...
  23. Just a update. This is a go- I am building this...

    Just a update.
    This is a go- I am building this now.
    As it turned out I am fabricating everything from the hubs up.
    The chassis is a-la boat trailer frame- formed and bolted I-beam with torsion...
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    Aluminum extrusion supplier?

    I am looking for a supplier with a decent selection, pricing and fast delivery on stocked items.

    Who to call for mid Atlantic?

    Thanks
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    And the market likes it. 274659

    And the market likes it.

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