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hoffman
10-18-2005, 01:24 PM
I was going to strip it down and do some more work on the dents etc. but I decided it may not be a good idea because of the age of the switches/electronics. It is working now and I didn't want to screw it up http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//rolleyes.gif I did work on some of the dents but I didn't want to bang on it.

I punked out and painted it with a brush.
http://images.andale.com/f2/129/111/8188590/1131471752481_link.jpg

It'll look cool all dressed out http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

She really was going to be scrapped for the copper http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif

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3 Phase Lightbulb
10-18-2005, 01:35 PM
Looks like you painted the floor too http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

Looks sharp!

-Adrian

hoffman
10-18-2005, 01:37 PM
It'll clean up with some Photoshop http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Oooo, gotta go paint the pedal...

Your Old Dog
10-18-2005, 01:53 PM
Your Dudeness, looking good! Wish it was in my shop...

While your cleaning up the floor with Photoshop you might want to move the gas can with photoshop too !! I try to keep my gas and welding stuff on opposite ends of the property but then I'm not living out on the edge either http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Junk
10-18-2005, 01:59 PM
Yeah, I always like to weld with a gas can right next to me http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Does look nice - brush on epoxy?

3 Phase Lightbulb
10-18-2005, 02:09 PM
I don't think that's gas.. I think that's his Argon bottle http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif Did you get your real Argon bottle yet?

hoffman
10-18-2005, 02:09 PM
Don't be stupid. That's where I keep my drinking water http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

I usually use Devoe industrial paint. I think it's called Bar-Ox. It's pretty cheap for oil paint and when thinned shoots pretty good if you want to spray something.

I need to spruce up my torch cooler now...

I'm going to get the bottle and some other stuff today. I'm putting it off because I spent a bunch of money on a plasma cutter and the red-headed war department is gonna be pissed!

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Flatline's Up!
10-18-2005, 02:24 PM
nice score/save man... the copper wound ones are supposed to weld smoother IIRC. I've got an older copper crackerbox Lincoln that needs to be tested/painted etc (what are you doing next tuesday? LOL)

looks great man, now cough up some pics of it in use http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

3 Phase Lightbulb
10-18-2005, 02:31 PM
I'd like to try different TIG machines myself. I've only TIG welded on older Squarewave Syncrowave units and my unit. I've never had the oppertunity to try anything else. I'd love to try the same material/filler wire on a bunch of different machines.

hoffman
10-18-2005, 02:52 PM
I had a chance to get one of these in single phase when I got mine:

http://cgi.ebay.com/MILLER-AC-DC-INERT-GAS-WELDER-TIG-weld-welding-machine_W0QQitemZ7554533841QQcategoryZ113743QQrdZ1 QQcmdZViewItem

I got the lincoln because it went down to 2 amps instead of the millers 5. Like I know ANYTHING about welders. I don't think the miller had post flow either.

Junk
10-18-2005, 05:06 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb:

I'd like to try different TIG machines myself. I've only TIG welded on older Squarewave Syncrowave units and my unit. I've never had the oppertunity to try anything else. I'd love to try the same material/filler wire on a bunch of different machines. </font>

If you ever get to NJ you can use my T/A185 any time.

3 Phase Lightbulb
10-18-2005, 05:30 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Junk:
If you ever get to NJ you can use my T/A185 any time.

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Thanks! If you hear a knock on your door at 3am tomorrow morning, it's probably me http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

-Adrian

rockrat
10-18-2005, 08:25 PM
No stickers yet? Looks good. What goes in the hole in the upper left of the control pan?

Doozer
10-18-2005, 10:40 PM
At work I have a Miller Sincrowave 300. At home I have a Thermalarc 185. The TA is much better on aluminum than the SW. Steel thay are the same. I really like my TA. Best shop purchace in a long time. Well, Gorton 9-J for $700 was the best, but it's hard to love a welder like that sweet old mill. --Doozer

uute
10-19-2005, 12:58 AM
Rockrat: Looks like another outlet (see one below it), probably 220v.

hoffman
10-19-2005, 07:09 PM
The hole is where the current control pedal hooks up. I've been going round and round trying to come up with a 3 prong outlet that will fit the hole and not have one prong grounded.

I ended up special ordering one and it doesn't fit the hole... Waited a friggin' week for it. I really don't want to make the hole bigger.

I have a plan.

I finally remembered why I needed a tig welder though, which is good... I kind of forgot in all the excitement.

It seems like everyone's freakin over the gas can. I posted it on the Hobart board and got the same thing.

It's not gas it's naptha...

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Mats24
10-29-2005, 06:48 AM
Nice work Hoffman,
I just saw an identical Lincoln headed for the scrapheap here. My worry is the fuses in my shop, what kind of amps do ├Żou have for running yours?

hoffman
10-29-2005, 04:46 PM
It's rated at 108 amps and I have mine on a 100 amp circuit. I know a guy who has the same unit and only uses it for stick welding and has it on a 50 amp breaker and has never had any problems.

GRAB IT!! I'm having a blast welding aluminum with mine!

Wow, I just noticed that your in Sweden. Don't you guys have weird electricity there http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

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Mats24
10-30-2005, 03:39 PM
108 amps http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif
Old TIG:s is definitely out then. 35 is max i can get whitout getting new cable to my house.
Must admit i know little about US electricity but whats weird about our 230/400 V 3-phase system ?

kap pullen
10-31-2005, 02:35 PM
Hoffman,

It's worth more with the origional paint!

You just cost yourself a bundle.

kap