You're making some cool stuff there Clint. I have to ask, are you using the tig rather than stick welding just for practice/enjoyment, or is there some other reason? I think you've said that the TIG machine will also stick weld, and your MIG welder is over in another building so you don't want to use it. Seems like stick welding would be faster/cheaper.
Just curious, I did all my small projects with an O/A welding setup for a number of years just because I wanted to get good at it, it wasn't exactly the fastest or cheapest way for sure. . .