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    General Tech Opportunity to learn/experience welding... Episode 1

    Kinda funny... My wife does a lot of quilting and I give her a hard time for cutting fabric into a bunch of pieces only to sew it back together again. lol, look at me now :rofl:
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    General Tech Opportunity to learn/experience welding... Episode 1

    thanks for the tips and encouragement. I also think the bead is laying a little flat on the bottom piece, as in almost 3x wider than it is tall.
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    General Tech Opportunity to learn/experience welding... Episode 1

    acknowledging that I can't run, I decided to practice walking first. Here are some TIG attempts at lap joints on 1/8" mild steel. Like the coped tubing above, these started out gray, but after wire brushing look like this: Bottom was first, top next.
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    Potluck dinner

    Maybe categories, What you cooked and brung vs what you cooked on site.
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    Potluck dinner

    I was just thinking (as I'm firing up the grill again), since the food porn thread sees so much traffic we should have pot luck dinner where people could show their stuff. Maybe a monthly with optional camping somewhere that is weather appropriate(or not). We could even roll it into the...
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    Epic food porn

    I probably have 100+ pounds of meat in the freezer sealed by this thing, most recently 15lb of sausage. I've thawed stuff after 2 years that was perfect. Have a partial onion stinking up the fridge? seal it up and no smell. honestly, I use it daily. When I bought it I paid quite a bit...
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    Epic food porn

    I think it helps quite a bit but a typical sealer like FoodSaver can't seal liquids in a bag. Mine is a chamber type sealer which can. Mines a VacMaster VP215 It's a chunk of change, but after killing my 4th FoodSaver I shelled out the bux. This one is oil lubricated and I can buy 8x10 bags...
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    Epic food porn

    I typically brine small stuff (pork chops, chicken breast, etc) in a vacuum bag and use 1Tb Kosher salt to a cup of water + any other herbs I want in there. This is the typical ratio of 1c to a gal of water. Powder the dry in a spice grinder then add to the water. I just checked and 1 Tb of...
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    Epic food porn

    Pizza tonight
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    Epic food porn

    cool, now I have my new signature :D
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    Epic food porn

    Had to try out the new meat grinder. 5lb Kielbasa and 5lb brats (kielbasa was over-stuffed and I couldn't twist the links without popping them) and 5lb of breakfast fatties I did exactly one batch of sausage stuffing with the meat grinder before I went out to buy a stuffer. Well worth...
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    LX470 misfires, died

    Be aware that torque will not always give you all of the codes. when I was chasing the "throttle stuck open and closed at the same time" issue the shop that fixed it found other codes that torque did not reveal.
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    Tricks to get a Job Done Easier

    I hope I learn some day..
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    General Tech Opportunity to learn/experience welding... Episode 1

    that was straight DC with a foot pedal. I've gone back and looked at the welds again and I don't think they are as bad as they appear in the pictures, but still not pretty. Trying to work out a time with YROC FAB to get some drops.
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    General Tech Opportunity to learn/experience welding... Episode 1

    I'd be up for a road trip to collect some drops and to meet ya! I just started a new job and work four tens so I have a 3 day weekend every week. Thanks for the tips on heat input. I'm not sure if this qualifies as "thin" tube since it's common Sch40 black pipe (.11wall or so) and I was...
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    For Sale Lincoln Precision 185 Tig welder

    get the dual regulator in case you want to do back purging for stainless
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    Tell me about your shop

    I have an airless sprayer so I get to cheat. :)
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    Tell me about your shop

    Paint every inch of wall and ceiling bright white, far cheaper than 2x the light fixtures and almost as bright. 12'+ ceilings will keep you cooler in the summer. Most important: computer and Internet access for streaming audio and how-to vids on YouTube. HF TIG does not always play well...
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    Mattress shopping thread

    purchased mine 16 yrs ago with the base but any rigid platform would work.
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    Epic food porn

    I've never tried beef short ribs, but they're on my "short" list.
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