MIG vs ARC, MIG vs Me...

  1. SteScouse

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    Will be grinding welds on top down anyway so wood sits flat

    If its still very ugly then will grind out and re do it
     
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    those magnets are fun to use arnt they lol

    there also fun to get off your metal after use as well

    i got 3 of them when i had the chance a good buy at that

    nice arc welding by the way
     
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    Cheers gaz, but that was the messy one ! Rest better, only a bit, but better. Least thats what i tell myself

    Lidl magnets are the future. Today was the triangle ones. But the two rectangles on a bracket even stronger, much stronger !

    Gonna use them when i can pry them off girder in garage :doh:
     
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    This one a bit better, tho still need to practice wrapping the weld round corners at start and end

    IMG_20190910_173753465.jpg

    Think i did this one a little slow, maybe a bit high as a result which is more grinding.

    But i did take time to ensure it was flowing down into yhe joint, probably just too long
     
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    Didn't even know Lidl did welders magnets; will have to have a look for them.

    I've got 4 little ones from Ebay; only used the one and liked it so much I ordered another 3, so much easier than trying to balance things or clamp with the return clamp which is what I was doing before.
     
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    Lidl seem to have them in every 3 months or so,,about £4 each if i remember. Very strong, reckon excellent value for the price

    But lesson learned today. Uptil now been wondering what folk was on about, now i know lol

    Sort of curious how they will affect a MIG arc. Guessing it maybe even bigger effect
     
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    BTW , Lidl currently selling what they call a crimp tool. Its actually an automatic (self adjusting) wire stripper

    At £8 its about half of what i paid for a CK one, looks identical.

    If anyone never used one of these, its a treat. Makes wire stripping easy, Inc double insulation
     
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  8. Yamhon

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    Use the magnets to tack, then move the magnet to finish welding.
     
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  9. SteScouse

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    Yeah, that's what i akways did....til LIdl magnets. It was the tack that got blown away
     
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  11. SteScouse

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    Next time they have them mate grab one, worth a go at the price
     
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  12. SteScouse

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    Ace gaz, cheers. Them rectangular ones are beasts !!!!
     
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    Frame finished and most of painting done, decent weather this afternoon

    Hopefully this weekend will get the wood to make the top. Will be same type top as little bench the frame is resting on.

    Good excuse to buy a couple more clamps too

    Does anyone know how well PVA wood glue lasts, know I've got some outdoor graded stuff somewhere

    But must be 3 yrs or more IMG_20190913_153610539.jpg since used it
     
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    Don't know how long it lasts, but all of the makers I know use Titebond 3 for outdoor applications. I used some recently, seems to work well, but it's quite runny and takes longer to go tacky than the indoor products, if you're gluing a large area I'd recommend using a sponge or glue brush to spread the glue out.
     
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  16. SteScouse

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    Thanks Yamhon, i appreciate the heads up. Will check Screwfix etc now, need to go there this weekend anyhow

    Cheers mate
     
  17. Yamhon

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    If they don't do it you can get it from Axminster; the glue I mean.
     
  18. SteScouse

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    Nearest Axminster is Warrington, been a couple of times, but it gets expensive

    Seen this slab of Elm there and instantly had at least four projects it could be used for, not decided yet, coffee table favourite IMG_20190618_122207634_HDR.jpg

    Was £50 but is a proper chunk of wood, about 3cm thick
     
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    Don't even know where my nearest branch is, I just order online lol
     
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    First half of top getting glued and clamped. Brushed glue on like ya suggested Yamhon. Using frame its for to glue on as it allows ya to clamp down as well as across, unexpected bonus IMG_20190914_143800853_HDR.jpg
     
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