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Steelwill
10-26-2011, 08:06 PM
Well was excited to get my welder running again and remembered the pain in the a$$ it was to move it around so I decided to make a cart for it. I grabed some scrap pieces from aroud the shop and this is what I came up with
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm48/Willforbes1/IMG-20111026-00668.jpg
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm48/Willforbes1/IMG-20111026-00670.jpg
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm48/Willforbes1/IMG-20111026-00669.jpg

Steelwill
10-26-2011, 08:07 PM
Need to find some material for some handles and maybe some cable holders.

Bistineau
10-26-2011, 10:14 PM
Some handles and cable wraps will come in handy. I'd think about rerouting that exhaust so it's not blowing in your face when you adjust the machine. Looks like it will fit well between the engine and generator unit. Either that or point it straight up(if it's not left in the rain) or straight out the back. Those options will give you more room on the sides for the leads to go.

Steelwill
10-26-2011, 10:33 PM
Some handles and cable wraps will come in handy. I'd think about rerouting that exhaust so it's not blowing in your face when you adjust the machine. Looks like it will fit well between the engine and generator unit. Either that or point it straight up(if it's not left in the rain) or straight out the back. Those options will give you more room on the sides for the leads to go.

Yeah that exhaust has been like that since picked it up. I was thinking about changing it .

mb_welder
10-26-2011, 10:39 PM
If you want to save even more headache, you might consider replacing that front leg with a free wheeling wheel (technical terms have never been my forte, but a wheel that can spin a free 360 degrees!)

Greyhorse
10-27-2011, 08:52 PM
Is that a 16 hp Kohler on that?

Steelwill
10-27-2011, 10:31 PM
Is that a 16 hp Kohler on that?

Its a 12 hp kohler.

Steelwill
10-27-2011, 10:36 PM
If you want to save even more headache, you might consider replacing that front leg with a free wheeling wheel (technical terms have never been my forte, but a wheel that can spin a free 360 degrees!)
I was looking at that today and found a smashed shopping cart with some casters that may work,

duaneb55
10-27-2011, 11:54 PM
Looking good Will. :drinkup:

You may want to consider moving the axle/tires a little closer to the center to take some weight off the panel end. That'll make it easier on the casters you're thinking of using off the grocery cart (buggy down here :D). Especially if you plan on hanging the leads on there end as would be typical.

Keep the photos coming.

Steelwill
10-28-2011, 12:02 AM
Looking good Will. :drinkup:

You may want to consider moving the axle/tires a little closer to the center to take some weight off the panel end. That'll make it easier on the casters you're thinking of using off the grocery cart (buggy down here :D). Especially if you plan on hanging the leads on there end as would be typical.

Keep the photos coming.

Hey duane you are so right about that. I put some make sift handles on it and that baby is heavy, was considering on moving the wheels forward a little.

Steelwill
10-28-2011, 12:26 AM
Here it is with some handles I made for it.
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm48/Willforbes1/IMG-20111027-00672.jpg

dumb as a stump
10-28-2011, 07:52 AM
Some handles and cable wraps will come in handy. I'd think about rerouting that exhaust so it's not blowing in your face when you adjust the machine. Looks like it will fit well between the engine and generator unit. Either that or point it straight up(if it's not left in the rain) or straight out the back. Those options will give you more room on the sides for the leads to go.

and perhaps some support for that muffler

Steelwill
10-28-2011, 08:11 AM
and perhaps some support for that muffler

It has a bracket on the end by the tip. You can't see it in the picture but its there.

Steelwill
10-28-2011, 08:14 AM
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm48/Willforbes1/IMG-20111026-00669.jpg
If you look close you can see the bracket toward the end. Sorry the picture was a little blury.

Steelwill
11-07-2011, 08:37 AM
Well been doing a little practicing here's some 7018 flat.
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm48/Willforbes1/IMG-20111105-00721.jpg
And here is some vertical up that my friend told me I should try to master.
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm48/Willforbes1/IMG-20111107-00009.jpg
OK fellas what am I doing wrong 7018 rod 1/8" welder settings rough 100-140 fine adjustment 50%.