Rookie wanna-be weldor starting to make some cool things!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kirkster70, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. xcflyn

    xcflyn Long timer

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    I think the "rookie" and "wannabe" just dont fit anymore. Think if a real rookie happened on this thread and just skipped to the last pages. They would look at your work and think- My God, if this guy is a rookie then I am taking up knitting.
    Your skills are way beyond the title of the thread. Plus you are a fabricator my friend - not just a weldor !
  2. JimVonBaden

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  3. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    Thanks, guys!

    Hey Jim...

    Guess

    what??????????????????




























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    I'm picking up your goodies from the coater this afternoon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    YIPPIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
  4. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    wow. 1 penny? give me a link and make it ia 1 hour auction! lol .... how do you feel about making ammo boxes? 5-8" wide, 10-12" long, and 8-10" high? locking, hinged or 2 latch top. not sure you could do it cheap enough though.
  5. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Seeewwwweeeeeettttt!:clap

    Tomorrow or Sunday for me to come by?

    Jim :brow
  6. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    I'll let you know something as soon as I do! :freaky
  7. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    Nothing to see here. Powder coater was supposed to call and didn't. A bit disappointed, but I'll give him the benefit of doubt this time.

    I kept myself entertained in the garage putzing around with small projects thinking I'd be building freshly coated panniers.

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    I play around with scrap .080" 5052 aluminum to make the next gizmo.

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    More welding on the latest gizmo.

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    ...my low-budget, sit-on-my-butt tungsten grinding set up! :D

    1/4 hp, single phase motor out of an old HVAC indoor unit. Now I have a guard and a place to keep pointed-up tungstens for the inevitable crashes.

    Bummed about the coater, but tomorrow is another day.
  8. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    ooops, sorry - missed that - I'm using .080" 5052.
  9. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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  10. NoVa Rider

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    Very nice, very nice. :thumb
  11. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    Thanks!

    Incoming!!!!
  12. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    One down, one to go!
  13. NoVa Rider

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    That is slick. Good work. :clap

    FYI, I'll be by to pick them up for JVB tomorrow. No need to tell him, it'll be a surprise. . .. :lol3
  14. cug

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    That looks really cool! Nice work!
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  16. mrfixit54016

    mrfixit54016 Wisconsin Dual Sporter

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    Now you are talking! I have 20mm ammo cans on my bike with the lids secured virtually identical to these. The tradtional loose lids with padlocks always seemed like a hassle. I don't want to worry about dropping a padlock or my pannier lid while I am scrambling to get my raingear on along side the highway...

    Nice job.

    Totally jealous of your shop and your level of talent. :clap
  17. JimVonBaden

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    Woohoo!

    I'll be there tomorrow afternoon! I can hardly wait to see them!:clap

    Jim :brow

    PS Mr. NoVa Rider, I thought you were my friend! :cry
  18. kirkster70

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    Footman loops or no?

    If yes, on top or on bevel?
  19. JimVonBaden

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    I think no for now. I want to see how the bags line up, and if there are alternate mounting points on the mounting frame. I can always add them later!

    Looking very nice Kirk, you should be proud of your work!:clap

    Jim :brow
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    Thanks, Jim! If the customer is happy, so am I! :D