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Oh right yeah I'm using a gas lens kit with it mate

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Decided my TIG needed some practice, so built myself a frame...

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Learned a lot, especially about cup sizes and how to cope with tight areas.

 

Best with sound on so you can hear how lovely and quiet it is B)

 

Loving singlespeed - it's so... freeing. It's just 'a bike', like being a kid again - "Mum, I'm going out on my bike!" - no shock settings to think about, gears to think about, saddle height to think about. Definitely recommend it :D

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Seriously cool stuff adz! 

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Kinda one-upped me there, didn't you! In every aspect.

I don't "get" hardtails, but damn it looks nice enough to make me want it anyway!

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Thanks guys!

I don't reckon I 1-upped you Flipp, your custom frame was the inspiration to give it a go!

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I only use these gas lense kits now. 900% cheaper than the fupa ones and give really awesome coverage of gas. 

 

Downside is I smashed two in one day as I was being clumsy. Really are worth it though, especially as you can have your stick out a ridiculous length for tight places. Helped with thr exhaust massively. 

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Cheers Dan, that's handy info! I guess the glass helps with vision too?

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Just finished my first lobster/pie welding. Went well 

 

 

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Dann6638599165_9, fancy a bit on the side?

The whole instigation of this thread was me making a link pipe for my supermoto to suit a new exhaust can. Due to various reasons I never got it finished (ran out of gas, shed got filled with crap so lost access to the welder buried at the back, no on the fly amperage or arc control, babies, life, delete as appropriate).  As such I have a bike with no exhaust because of a 12" link pipe. Two into one collector is nominally done, just some lobster cuts to wind it through the subframe.

Fancy a play with it? Can drop the bike off at yours as you're only up the road :)

Payment in digestive biscuits or mars bars.

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Got any pictures mate? Do you have the metal too? 

Incredibly happy to help but would like gas covered 

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I have some tube, not sure if it's enough though, off the top of my head it's 2.5" 16swg 304.

I can get a bottle of argon for about 25 quid from our work supplier with no rental. I'll touch base with you (fnaaar) in the new year :)

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More from me from tonight. Strengthening some v band clamps because f**k a few spot welds

 

 

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I'll laugh if you've just welded a crack in there :D

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Taking the welding a little further and after speaking to an acquaintance of mine, he's designed and ordered me a fab table. Pretty decent size for what I need too. 

Weighing in at 450kg too haha

 

Can't wait to do some more fab work now! 

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Started building bits of the table up today. Today was the adjustable feet

 

Everyone loves close ups :D properly love welding it's hard to put into words haha

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Looking good,Improving all the time! I'd love to have a TIG welder to give this all a go. Found it properly therapeutic when I did a course a few years back. How much did your plant set you back out of curiosity?

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6 hours ago, craigjames said:

Looking good,Improving all the time! I'd love to have a TIG welder to give this all a go. Found it properly therapeutic when I did a course a few years back. How much did your plant set you back out of curiosity?

Thanks mate. 

 

That's why I like it too, it's so quiet in comparison! Been mig welding today and it's safe to say I am sick of it for the day. I could never do it as a job thts for sure. 

 

The first tig welder I got was £350, that just did steel but then I upgraded to an acdc unit which can do alu too, that was £1600 ish. 

It's nearly ready to flip over

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Today I've tig welded the captive nutted end caps to the legs and then nearrrrrly finished it until my mig wire ran out haha (half way through a section lol

 

It's a f**king beast! 

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Beast is in :D f**king in love. Struggled massively with 4 of us to flip it as its actually a smidge over 500kg

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Not a bad effort that. Not much throat on any of those welds though 

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23 minutes ago, Eldertroll said:

Not a bad effort that. Not much throat on any of those welds though 

Just had it resting on both legs as it was being flipped over and it didn't move at all. For a hobbyist it'll be absolutely fine... 

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If it’s stayed all square you’ll be fine then 

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