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Old 10-19-2018, 09:17 PM   #1
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Been thinking about building an aluminum 360 stand similar to a Gametamer.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:24 PM   #2
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:51 PM   #3
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:06 AM   #4
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High quality work there . Great job!
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:09 AM   #5
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High quality work there . Great job!
X2...looks great!
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Very Impressive.
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Looks good

Did you check weight of completed stand?
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Having trouble getting some of the photos to load.
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Old 10-20-2018, 03:12 PM   #9
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Spool gun?


I've often thought about building with aluminum when I was younger.
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Old 10-20-2018, 03:39 PM   #10
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A light weight tamer that won't rust..... can't get any better! Great job!
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Old 10-20-2018, 05:22 PM   #11
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I've often thought about building with aluminum when I was younger.
I tig weld all my projects. MiG is a little sloppy on the detailed work.
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Old 10-20-2018, 05:23 PM   #12
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Looks good

Did you check weight of completed stand?
I didnít get around to it before I hung it.
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Old 10-20-2018, 05:48 PM   #13
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Yah, I figured the tacks were tigged seeing that there's not any spatter marks on the raw material fit up pic. Lotta folks on here spool gun they're work. And couldn't really see the welded joints with the paint and distance of the pic. Tig-n is the only way to go IMHO. Much more precise . 4043?


Looks good man!

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Old 10-23-2018, 02:05 PM   #14
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I like that idea! Aluminum and I never got along that well, probably gave up on learning to weld it too soon.
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nice!
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Old 10-24-2018, 04:13 PM   #16
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Awesome work. Would like to see more pics.

I was recently given an old snap on YA212A that was in pretty rough shape cosmetically. I took the entire thing apart and stripped and repainted all of it. I almost finished reassembly before I had to leave for work today. It is a MIG/TIG machine and came with a spool gun. I have never welded aluminum but I will be starting to play with it as soon as it is back together.
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