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  • Can't afford a welder?

    I did something like this years ago. In fact, I have some pics somewhere.

    http://www.wimp.com/stringguitar/
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Your Old Dog
    I did something like this years ago. In fact, I have some pics somewhere.

    http://www.wimp.com/stringguitar/

    ????????What is this thread about?????????

    Used welders are cheap I bought one $35 on CL.
    Last edited by gary350; 09-02-2011, 09:35 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by gary350
      ????????What is this thread about?????????


      I was wondering exactly the same thing!

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      • #4
        I've got several welders, wish I could make them sound like that! Mine just sound like bacon frying.
        "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
        world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
        country, in easy stages."
        ~ James Madison

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        • #5
          "Man invents 27 string guitar"
          I just need one more tool,just one!

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          • #6
            Forgive me for being cranky, but what does some bugger with pretty fingernails, pecking away at a 27-string guitar for 4 minutes and 38 seconds have to do with not being able to afford a welder????!!!!

            Yep, I'm cranky tonight, especially after wasting 4 minutes and 38 seconds, trying to divine some connection with the title of the thread. Harrumph!!

            4 minutes and 38 seconds, grumble, murmer...
            Weston Bye - Author, The Mechatronist column, Digital Machinist magazine
            ~Practitioner of the Electromechanical Arts~

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            • #7
              I remember back around 1967 that I needed a welder to do some repairs on a 1959 VW I had. Ordered a cheapy from J.C. Whitney. Can't remember how much but it was CHEAP and worked on 110v. When it came in I thought, gosh this thing is light. I took the cover off and all that was in it was two coils of heavy wire. Nichrome I would guess now. Each side of the 110v line-in fed into a coil. The other side of each coil fed the output. That's it!

              That's what I got when I couldn't afford a welder.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Weston Bye
                Forgive me for being cranky, but what does some bugger with pretty fingernails, pecking away at a 27-string guitar for 4 minutes and 38 seconds have to do with not being able to afford a welder????!!!!
                Come on Weston, if ya can't afford a welder.....ya make a fancy guitar

                Steve

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                • #9
                  Alright, in the interest of not looking like a complete idiot here's what happened.

                  Someone posted a link about some RC fish moving around in air. When done watching that I hit the "NEXT" button to view some other stuff on the site. I came across this old but interesting welding techinque I wanted to share with you guys because I've done it by accident with my dead carbide center.

                  Sorry I screwed it up. The link you saw was sent to a picking friend of mine.

                  sorry for all the confusion.
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                  Thank you to our families of soldiers, many of whom have given so much more then the rest of us for the Freedom we enjoy.

                  It is true, there is nothing free about freedom, don't be so quick to give it away.

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                  • #10
                    The group on this forum really kills me some days!
                    This is a Great thread.

                    Please now, YOD, hand over the correct link!

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by Your Old Dog
                      When done watching that I hit the "NEXT" button to view some other stuff on the site. I came across this old but interesting welding techinque I wanted to share with you guys
                      Well, do we get the link?

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                      • #12
                        That sounds a heck of a lot better than my welder- all it does is buzz

                        I am impressed with the guitar and the player.
                        I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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                        • #13
                          Do I have to quit working on my 27 string Lincoln? Dammit it was was sounding so sweet.
                          "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
                          world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
                          country, in easy stages."
                          ~ James Madison

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                          • #14
                            Quite an impressive video....
                            Precision takes time.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Your Old Dog
                              Alright, in the interest of not looking like a complete idiot here's what happened.

                              Someone posted a link about some RC fish moving around in air. When done watching that I hit the "NEXT" button to view some other stuff on the site. I came across this old but interesting welding techinque I wanted to share with you guys because I've done it by accident with my dead carbide center.

                              Sorry I screwed it up. The link you saw was sent to a picking friend of mine.

                              sorry for all the confusion.
                              Here ya go!
                              http://www.wimp.com/frictionpower/

                              Steve

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