Anyone Do A Small Aluminium Welding Job In Swindon Area?

  1. Pollys13

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    Cheers.
     
  2. davidjohnperry a different breed

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    What is the job ?
     
  3. MattH

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    This post is a little lite on detail lol.
     
  4. Robert Mullins Member

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    I'm in Salisbury, what do you need to do? Should I bring my own tooling?
     
  5. Pollys13

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    I cut through the tablesaws sliding table fence.
     
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  6. MattH

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    Buy a new one.
     
  7. willie.macleod

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    Make yourself a table saw sled instead.
     
  8. brightspark

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    not the easiest shape to be doing profile wise :(
     
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  9. davidjohnperry a different breed

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    Agree with @MattH or use some flat or unistrut connectors and a couple of rail nuts welding that is possible but looks like it has a coating on it which will prove a little troublesome plus the use of argon and wire and a little beer munz its probably more cost effective to buy a new one or make one
     
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  10. Ashley Burton

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    @Pollys13 Sorry, But that's a brilliant effort! I hope you don't make the same mistake when you replace it
     
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  11. brightspark

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    if you have a milling machine obtain a length of square aluminium mill it to the size of the box in the middle a tight fit and tap it home .3 inch either side should be enough to keep it parallel. Loctite it in as well you could also braze it with technoweld rods and a blowtorch on the outer surfaces and v a bit out
     
  12. hotponyshoes Member

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    That will be anodized.
    You need to grind that off first.
    You will definitely want to drive something inside of it to keep it square.
    You can then clamp it to a couple of lengths of something flat and fill in some of the recesses with weld but the welds would stop anything sliding along the grooves if it needs to. Or you need a small finger sander (or big balls and a router) to get the welds flat.
    Did one for my dad.
    As said above, it would probably be cheaper to buy a new one unless you have something interesting you would swap for doing the job?
     
  13. Pollys13

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    Nah, hard times a comin, I'll just make do with shorter.
     
  14. hotponyshoes Member

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    Just measure up the hole in the middle and see if you can get a bit of bar the right size to stuff in there.
     
  15. brightspark

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    be a cheapskate hold it together accuately and fill it with resin . shot a few welding rods in to stiffen it :laughing:
     
  16. Pollys13

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    Bloody right :) I'll keep it as it is, not going to using it for sheets of ply. Axminster, will probaly charge a small fortune for a replacement, greedy so and so's.
     
  17. brightspark

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    kettle calling the frying pan :laughing::whistle:
     
  18. Pollys13

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    There is an extenstion box section that fits into it, cut through that as well.
     
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  19. brightspark

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    use that then ready made
     
  20. Pollys13

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    Um I have a friend with a mill.
     
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