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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmetto Bug View Post
    My latest project was building a trailer hitch receiver to clamp on the ROPS bar of the tractor so I can let the dogs ride in a hitch hauler when I go to a remote parcel. It turned out really nice and my mig skills got slightly better but my grinding skills are what really progressed.

    The biggest lesson learned is that I need better ventilation in my shop. Welding fumes and grinding dust have made me feel like I'm fighting a cold.

    It was a very gratifying project. I've wanted to learn to weld ever since my shipyard machinist days.

    I've asked before and never got a solid answer, can any of you real welders recommend a good, not-too-expensive, hobby sized tig welder?
    Pics or it didn’t happen...
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    Steelin' Ducks is the KRT of suppressors and such.

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    My uncle welds so I just bother him with all my welding needs

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    ESAB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelin' Ducks View Post
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    I'll get some tomorrow after I bolt it up to the tractor.

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    Drop Em' that's professional grade stuff there buddy, I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelin' Ducks View Post
    Pics or it didn’t happen...
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    Yes sir, that’s some nice grinding! How did you drill the holes thru the bar for the U-bolts to the ROPS?
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    Steelin' Ducks is the KRT of suppressors and such.

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    That’s a neat idea to take the dogs with you but I’m convinced I’d bounce my mutt out of that basket before we got where we were going. Glad to see I’m not the only one sporting a golf cart lid for a canopy.
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    You're not the only one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelin' Ducks View Post
    Yes sir, that’s some nice grinding! How did you drill the holes thru the bar for the U-bolts to the ROPS?
    I have a drill press and just happened to have the right sized drill bit in my collection.

    If you suck at welding, your grinding skills will flourish. Towards the end of the project, I finally got the welder adjusted right and was able to make better beads without pits and voids. My little welder isn't designed to be welding on 1/2" plate.

    I make the big dog lay down while moving. They are both very skilled at riding on the back of the ATV and I don't slow down or dodge bumps when they do. It'll take a really big bump to bounce them out of of the tractor box. I'd probably be going with them.

    The golf cart canopy really does work well. They are very rugged. It has saved my ass more than a few times while pushing over old snag trees when a big limb breaks off and tries to crush me. I did a lot of searching for factory made canopies before I made this one. They are damn expensive, usually made of aluminum or fiberglass and prone to bending or breaking.

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    I've put together a few late model stock cars in my time, as well as other hot rod projects with a little mig. My nephew is a professional welder and is very good with aluminum, too. But I've never seen welds like DropEm. That is a work of art!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrackmaster View Post
    I've put together a few late model stock cars in my time, as well as other hot rod projects with a little mig. My nephew is a professional welder and is very good with aluminum, too. But I've never seen welds like DropEm. That is a work of art!
    Thanks for the compliment. Some 8” sch40 I’ve been working on. Sch40 on 8” is like sch80. Its thick.
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    After my hand goes numb from all the passes with tig, I’ll weld a few out with fluxcore.
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    Pretty work!!


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    Wow, that is fine welding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    You're not the only one
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    Quote Originally Posted by CurLee View Post
    Yes. Stick weld only with Cast 55 rods.

    Preheat, weld, peen, post heat, then submerge is sand to slow cool overnight. Peening and heat is critical.
    Just curious, what application do you typically weld cast iron?


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    Good work, sir


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    Had some bad shots come back from other welders on a recent chemical plant shut down I worked, I was picked to fix them. Here is some shots I took for my records. With a couple of other randoms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gacorbett View Post
    Just curious, what application do you typically weld cast iron?


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    From class 8 truck drive axle housings to forklifts to wood stoves. I've also picked up some bench vises for scrap price because of broken pedestals.

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