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Old 03-29-2012, 04:22 PM   #46861
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It's easy, just break your leg and sit around for 7 months with nothing to do but post comments about how lucky everyone else is.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:26 PM   #46862
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I'll see what my boss will let me steal from the pile out back. I think we have a 1/4 of a dumpster filled with scrap signs.

You may be able to just rivet/bolt the aluminum signs together. Also, you can only bend those so far or they break, I've tried. The seat base on my trials bike is an old street sign.
Little bit of heat goes a long way in bending sheet aluminum.

I would never tell an artist their business, but I would think that using rivets or bolts would be the better bet. If the theme is old street signs, the heat from welding is going to destroy the "sign" part.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:42 PM   #46863
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Little bit of heat goes a long way in bending sheet aluminum.

I would never tell an artist their business, but I would think that using rivets or bolts would be the better bet. If the theme is old street signs, the heat from welding is going to destroy the "sign" part.
Welding aluminum requires a special welding wire and gas to keep it from burning. Moreover welding "dirty" aluminum is very hard. When I was working in a weld shop I tried to patch weld a boat I have and learned first hand how hard it is.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:49 PM   #46864
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Welding aluminum requires a special welding wire and gas to keep it from burning. Moreover welding "dirty" aluminum is very hard. When I was working in a weld shop I tried to patch weld a boat I have and learned first hand how hard it is.
Yup, I know how to TIG, and I had a spool gun on my old Millermatic, but I'm no expert. I've also seen it done with a torch.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:51 PM   #46865
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Yup, I know how to TIG, and I had a spool gun on my old Millermatic, but I'm no expert. I've also seen it done with a torch.
There are some cool new mig style welders out for doing Al and Galvanized metals but they are pricey. Talking $2000.
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:00 PM   #46866
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I'm talking Thursday, as in, today now. Didn't know I had options? Gonzo_Matt and I are meeting at Iron Pony just after noon and heading north-easterly.




Once we got into Knox County, it became a good ride. We wasted a bunch of time on paved roads in Licking county, rode a powerline trail that seemed to end in a person's lawn, and finished up riding gravel in Knox and Coshocton counties. I really need to ride over there more and learn the roads better, trail boss I am not.

We hit Bats Nest and Stone Quarry (rode both of them both up and down), and they were almost boring because it's so dang dry.

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Old 03-29-2012, 06:16 PM   #46867
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Welding aluminum requires a special welding wire and gas to keep it from burning
You can use a stick welder with 4043 rods. I'm sure there are other special welding rods, but those are the only ones I've tried. It's not in anyway a neat/clean weld, but it's cheap, and I'm pretty good with a grinder cleaning up.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:20 PM   #46868
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The signs use adhesive to apply the 3m, welding would fubar all that
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:26 PM   #46869
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It's easy, just break your leg and sit around for 7 months with nothing to do but post comments about how lucky everyone else is.
That sounds sort of like what happened to me. I broke my shoulder blade last year in April from high siding the KLR. It was about midway during the cabin fever ride. :( I was following some dirt bikes without brake lights and they missed a turn and then decided to slam on the brakes. I was looking off to the side of the road at the time and didn't noticed them stopping right in front of me. I hit the crappy brakes on the KLR and locked up the rear tire and slid about 20 feet before I high sided. Of course it happened so fast... I finshed the race in last place and then road all the way back to Troy in hurricane force winds. Then went to hopital...I was riding again in two weeks though...

Then in August I low sided the KLR on a wet grassy snow-mobile trail and broke two metacarpals in my right hand. I had a cast on for two months... That's when I started going back and watching all the footage of the videos I took and started making videos. ;) At least I could look back on the fun I had before the injuries... ;) Now it's kind of fun making the videos just for the hell of it.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:35 PM   #46870
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Once we got into Knox County, it became a good ride. We wasted a bunch of time on paved roads in Licking county, rode a powerline trail that seemed to end in a person's lawn, and finished up riding gravel in Knox and Coshocton counties. I really need to ride over there more and learn the roads better, trail boss I am not.

We hit Bats Nest and Stone Quarry (rode both of them both up and down), and they were almost boring because it's so dang dry.
I almost didn't recognize bats nest and s. q. for how dry and clear they were. Still, s. q. is just an awesome road.

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Old 03-29-2012, 07:04 PM   #46871
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It's mine, I have the ticket to prove it.
Your videos will be very popular after your name has been publicized as the winner of the biggest Mega Millions jackpot in history!
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:13 PM   #46872
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I almost didn't recognize bats nest and s. q. for how dry and clear they were. Still, s. q. is just an awesome road.
S.Q. is what it's friends call it. It's Mr. Quarry to you.

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Your videos will be very popular after your name has been publicized as the winner of the biggest Mega Millions jackpot in history!
Not even then.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:39 PM   #46873
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Advfilmer, who the hell is that?




New exercise bike to thin down my fat ars. Cool bike and even has a built in sound system. It will take a while to learn all the things it does.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:40 PM   #46874
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Or Topo Lake?
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:51 PM   #46875
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New exercise bike to thin down my fat ars. Cool bike and even has a built in sound system. It will take a while to learn all the things it does.
I tried one of those, but I didn't feel like I was getting anywhere.

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