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    Time to hang this Cannon. First round attempt with super light tube steel. One by something. Went to an old haunt for some inspiration and perspiration, kinda. Picked on one of the bestest private junk piles. Saving the commercial piles till last cause they ain't free. Should measure and take pics of da pickings....ya think?
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    And that was in the pile.

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    My two requirements are an extra wide sled with rigid posts. It may crack but mild steel is easy to fix. It may work great or end up back in that pile of pickings.

    If you good people will post up pics of your home made and bought bar clamps, post clamps and side shoe that might help a lot of others and myself. Not set hard and fast on any one design or clamping mechanism. Fifty something cutting face with the ability to shrink it down without sliding rails or tube in tube designs. Starting with a bed frame or desk type furniture should save me a ton of time. Anything free is best for prototypes. Wheel chairs are in "the pile" as it will be called from here forward. This mill gets wheels. This is the pile that keeps on giving. He also has tons and literally hundreds of pounds of sorted and unsorted hardware of all kinds. Mostly OEM back to the fiddys.

    Note to self, order 0.020 mig tips or fight with the 0.032 tips in stock when I swap out the wire :facepalm:
     
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    The bar and saw 60 660 HO pump. Have not drilled the bar yet but considering a hole that can be closed with an aluminum slotted plug. The Echo is for the beam cutter. It looks like my best saw option to try on the short bar tool.
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    I almost forgot....also found lamp tubing for the pipe. Flat front cover is going back on another saw to get the tall exhaust pipe.
     
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    20190702_135156.jpg 20190702_135205.jpg 20190702_135210.jpg 20190702_135216.jpg Materials with paint. Fully expect it to break at the under-ground mitered corners. The extra 1x1 with pins is for the end cap and gussets. It is thicker. The two angle irons, even thicker, will be halved and boxed for the posts. They have the corner profile I wanted. Welding will make them rigid. They are bent steel likely done in an industrial break while still hot. Very springy steel, good stuffs.
     
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    Hobart mig wire ten pound spools for 30 on prime. Hunting 0.020 or 0.022 Tweco mini standard nozzle tip.
     
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    Write off today....Rain and fun yard work
    Just remembered we are going somewhere tonight. Tomorrow is welding day. Need one more piece of heavy box tubing for the bar clamps.
     
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    Go Kenny Go !!!
     
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    Back to the grind....welding day and steamy hot again.
     
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    maybe some pics ?
    shirtless...
    welding in the sunset ...
    grinding away at dusk ...
    maybe some dancing...

    anybody else hearing "maniac" in the background ? "flashdance" Jennifer "lightning performance" beals.. ...
     
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