View Full Version : Shed, did you get the welder?

G.A. Ewen
08-13-2003, 12:49 PM
Hi, just curious if you got it and, if so, how you are making out with it.

08-13-2003, 01:06 PM
Yeah, I'd like to look around my shop and send a few items to ya. I'd of course need some indication from your mom, (guardian) that is okay thou.


G.A. Ewen
08-13-2003, 09:39 PM
My question was in referance to Shed's third posting in the "critics" thread. Sorry if there was any misunderstanding. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//redface.gif

Shed Machinist
08-13-2003, 10:55 PM
Yes, I did get that welder. 110 arc welder from wal-mart. It suits my needs. I could do with a little larger but i am fine for now.

Ibew, I hate to take anything from anybody, but I think we could work something out with a little bit of money. I am cheap so I don't know if it will be more thean 5-10 dollars but i will try.

Shed Machinist
08-13-2003, 10:56 PM
Thrud yours is coming too.

G.A. Ewen
08-13-2003, 11:16 PM
Shed, I was given one of those machines two years ago. If you can get some 1/16" "Stoody 13" you will find that you can weld some really thin stuff. I did some improvements on mine (kind of a science project) by adding a bridge rectifier and a capacitor. It makes a smoother weld and it is easier to start the arc than it was before.

www.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/f91d4e6f.jpg (http://www.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/f91d4e6f.jpg)

www.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/ff86dfdd.jpg (http://www.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/ff86dfdd.jpg)

www.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/3978e1bb.jpg (http://www.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/3978e1bb.jpg)

08-14-2003, 12:58 AM
John (Shed)

I never asked for, nor expected anything - that was not the deal.

I have not had the chance to mail your care package to Bill as I have been unable to leave the house due to CPD.

Shed Machinist
08-14-2003, 01:02 AM

08-14-2003, 01:16 AM
Maybe you misunderstood my intentions.

You see, I was really not a nice person when I was younger, Now I try and do good things to make up for it. Lemme look around the shop.

If it was not for the people being nice to me a few years ago, I would not be here now. Pass it around is what I was taught.

Shed Machinist
08-14-2003, 01:22 AM
I agree. I can't be mean to people. I have tryed but i always have to give a second chance, or maybe a dozen.

Hmmmm... Farts, Matches. Got any ideas?

08-14-2003, 01:31 AM
It makes green flames (methane). First ideal, don't prove it thou or you will be sorry. I have saw first hand the flame.

Shed Machinist
08-14-2003, 01:38 AM
Don't worry i won't ever go there again. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Shed Machinist
08-14-2003, 01:46 AM
G.A. Ewen, I would like to know a little more about the adjustments you made on yours.

G.A. Ewen
08-14-2003, 08:32 AM
Shed,I will get back to you later today, got to run now.

G.A. Ewen
08-14-2003, 10:54 AM
Doctors appointment canceled, drove to town for nothing http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//mad.gif. Ok here is the deal, after I tell you what I did to my welder PLEASE check with someone who is QUALFIED BEFORE you in any way modify yours. Electrical things are NOT my strong point. The first two capacitors that I used exploded because I didn't have them wired right. ( I wasn't kidding when I said "science project" ) When I did figure out how wire the capacitor so that it wouldn't explode the welder worked fine but one day when I was wrapping up the power cord I touched the plug and nearly got knocked on my arse. My final solution was to have the cooling fan wired so that it comes on when you plug the machine in. This way when you finish welding and you shut off the switch the fan continues running to cool the transformer. When you unplug it the fan drains the capacitor. I got the diodes for the rectifier from a alternator repair shop. I think that they are for a large truck alternator but i'm not sure. Two POS. diodes ( CYWA 26-7749 ) and two NEG. diodes ( CYMA 26-7740 ) I have the wiring diagram for the rectifier but PHOTOBUCKET won't accept it so if you want it you will have to give me your e-mail address. You may be able to figure it out yourself from this photo.
www.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/f2b5e34a.jpg (http://www.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/f2b5e34a.jpg)
One POS. and one NEG. diode is fastened to a conductive heat sink. ( in this case a piece of aluminum flat bar ) These are then insulated from one another. ( teflon blocks ) The leads from the welder are connected one to each heat sink and then the diodes are hooked together POS. to POS. and NEG. to NEG.

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08-14-2003, 11:28 AM
Thrud, is that a Chronic Pain Disorder?
Or a CardioPulmonary Disease?

Or if it's none of my damned business, I understand that also.
My elbows have been in constant, sharp pain for the last 2 years. Went through the drugs, braces, and therapy, all for naught.
Finally had 2 surgeries on left elbow. Now it's much worse. Right one has gradually gotten to the point of being nearly as bad as the left.
The painkillers and antiinflammitories no longer work, not that they ever worked that well.
Indeed it sucks. Though I'm not complaining.
It sure would be nice to get the correct diagnosis, and stop this diagnosis of the month BS.

08-14-2003, 11:58 AM

i have tried to teach them to kind of pay their own way and carry their own load. of course, that doesn't always apply with dad.

how are you doing? weather here has been hard on me. getting old is such fun. you spend all those years taking your body for granted and then you have a chance to examine it closely because it hurts all over.

damn. wish i hadn't started thinking about this. as long as i don't think too much, it don't hurt so bad.


08-15-2003, 12:05 AM
CDP is Cardio Pulmonary Disorder. I have Heart damage (Valve & enlarge heart) from Phen-Fenn and Cardiomyopathy caused by massive clotting from the UHMW Heparin that did not work on me (they said I was an anomoly) while in a coma - causes breathing problems from time to time as my lungs fill with fluid. I improved from when I was released in 1999 - I walked out of the hospital with 15% heart function and last year I was at 40%.

I tell you one thing - when you are in pain you know you are still alive - because being dead is great fun by comparison and well worth the wait - IMHO. (ex-dead guy talking) http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

I ain't dead yet. The A/C is just fine here - still. Bored silly, can't seem to get anything accomplished. Still have not filed my taxes for last year - bastards owe me money for a change. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

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08-15-2003, 03:40 PM

Sorry to hear it. Glad to hear you have improved some.


How much did that Campbell Hausfeld welder cost??

Shed Machinist
08-15-2003, 03:46 PM

08-17-2003, 06:04 PM
Hey Shed . That Big Gypsie won,t take anything for free ether belive me I know . But he can be the best frind you ever had and whith his help you can repay him a 100 times over the years . If thers any I can help you out whith let me know Iv, have alot of old stuff around here. Later Moses