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Old 01-23-2007, 10:05 PM
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Fun with the weld-pak 100

Howdy all,
thought I might post some pics of some stuff I made last winter. I cut it all with an angle grinder and put it together with my little flux-core welder.

Some benches I made, the "bare" areas are clear-coated
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A coyote bench w/ the moon, and a reflection of the moon
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2 elk, I wish I'd had a plasma cutter for the antlers!
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A horse bench for my mom, the "shadow" on the seat is painted
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A sculpture I did, I call it "Pillar of Light"
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These were a lot of fun, usually I'm just building sulkies or racks for trimmers and gas cans.
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:08 PM
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i love the horse 1 it is great now i need to make one thanks for the idea
what gage did u use for the horses
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:37 AM
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i love the horse 1 it is great now i need to make one thanks for the idea
what gage did u use for the horses
The coyote 1 is 14ga, the horses are 16ga, and the elk are 18ga, 16ga is the right thickness, if you can find it not blued.
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:39 AM
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Cool, You may have the start of another business here.

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Old 01-24-2007, 11:08 AM
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Wow!! They look awesome!! That is some nice work you have there. I want to learn to weld so I can do my own repairs and have some fun too but I can never seem to get the time to go to classes. I don't know anyone who welds either so I can not learn even in an informal setting.

Again,nice work!!!
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:36 AM
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very nice!
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Old 01-24-2007, 02:52 PM
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Wow!! They look awesome!! That is some nice work you have there. I want to learn to weld so I can do my own repairs and have some fun too but I can never seem to get the time to go to classes. I don't know anyone who welds either so I can not learn even in an informal setting.

Again,nice work!!!
I never took a class, get a welder, they come with a "how to" video, watch it and start practicing/playing. I know I would have nicer welds if I'd gone to a class, but I've never had a weld break.
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Old 01-24-2007, 03:14 PM
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What type/brand welder do you suggest for a beginner? I want it to be useful too. Don't mind spending a bit if it means getting something decent I can use for a while.
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Old 01-24-2007, 03:21 PM
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Wow - that is awesome. I might have to try something like that out. Did you cut those shapes out freehand?
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Old 01-24-2007, 03:24 PM
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all of those look awesome. how long do they take to make?
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