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    Re: had stroke-need help with tig feeding rod

    Thanks for the good words, guys. I must admit to stuttering and stammering a bit on the video, but that's what I do. I was as fluent and glib, as is ChuckE2009 (and others), until I fell out of a moving vehicle when I was three years old, resulting in a concussion when I stuck my head on a curb on the way down... I could have been seriously injured, if my head hadn't absorbed the fall. :-)

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    Outstanding work. My folks used to own a hobby shop for RC cars planes helcopters etc and I would never of thought of something this inventive.

    I think you need to get yourself a 3d printer and make a real prototype/consider filing a patent.

    You might be surprised to find you solved a problem that many didn't know existed.

    I'm sure as good hearted as you must be to go out of your way to help a stranger with something like this profit isn't your goal. But simply putting it on the market may just do more good for more people than you could do on a one on one basis.

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    Thanks for the good words. I have had a 3d printer for a month, and am, really, having a blast, learning to design in Tinkercad. Can't afford to pursue a patent, and if I got one, the Chinese would just rip it off, anyway.

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    My hat's off to you sir! There is still good in the world you are living proof!

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    Thank you. It's nice to get appreciation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weldordie View Post
    Thanks for the good words, guys. I must admit to stuttering and stammering a bit on the video, but that's what I do. I was as fluent and glib, as is ChuckE2009 (and others), until I fell out of a moving vehicle when I was three years old, resulting in a concussion when I stuck my head on a curb on the way down... I could have been seriously injured, if my head hadn't absorbed the fall. :-)
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    Re: had stroke-need help with tig feeding rod

    Weldordie;
    why don't you manufacture and sell these yourself?
    Or sell detailed plans to go with the amazing video.
    I'm ready to purchase as many others are.

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    Way cool.

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    it feeds 3/32", 1/16" and just used some doubled and twisted .023" stainless and it fed nice. just make sure the twisted .o23" wire is strait. feeder doesn't feed curved filler rod, no problem to straighten out. gotta say again thanks to Weldordie.!!

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    Just curious to learn what has happened to duramax-rob... haven't seen any posts from him, lately. I lost his phone number. Does anyone know anything about the guy?
    Thanks.

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    I am just learning to Tig, I have wondered why an automated feeder and torch holder are not out there, guess they like the juggling act challenge of it LOL. But a feeder with a torch holder with height angle etc seems a better way to more consistent faster results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weldordie View Post
    the Chinese would just rip it off, anyway.
    Ain't that the truth.
    A friend of mine has developed/invented quite a few clever items for the motorcycling community.

    He told me, If you have a great idea... make as many as you can then sell them..... before the Chinese catch wind and start making them/cheaper

    patents are worthless.

    Maybe our President will fix that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadoil View Post
    I am just learning to Tig, I have wondered why an automated feeder and torch holder are not out there, guess they like the juggling act challenge of it LOL. But a feeder with a torch holder with height angle etc seems a better way to more consistent faster results.
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    Lol no but same goes for my industry some guys still hand lance at 40,000 psi one mistake toes or foot are hamburger, vs those using automated robotic systems that are faster that can handle more thrust aka water volume at 40k and more consistent

    Ever hear of John Henry vs Steam Drill song? he almost beat it but was on meds and workers comp the next week after throwing his back out LOL

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    Great idea and great job building it.....really first class act helping another member to continue tig welding
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weldordie View Post
    Just curious to learn what has happened to duramax-rob... haven't seen any posts from him, lately. I lost his phone number. Does anyone know anything about the guy?
    Thanks.
    Just a followup to my inquiry about duramax-rob... he replied to an email, saying he is still alive and well.

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    Re: had stroke-need help with tig feeding rod

    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    Ain't that the truth.
    A friend of mine has developed/invented quite a few clever items for the motorcycling community.

    He told me, If you have a great idea... make as many as you can then sell them..... before the Chinese catch wind and start making them/cheaper

    patents are worthless.

    Maybe our President will fix that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buffalo bill View Post
    Weldordie;
    why don't you manufacture and sell these yourself?
    Or sell detailed plans to go with the amazing video.
    I'm ready to purchase as many others are.
    What would you be willing to pay for a feeder?

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    I will give you credit and thanks for doing that for someone. Shows that you are a person of good character.
    Quote Originally Posted by Weldordie View Post
    I, really, lucked out when I started building the feeder. The servo housing, perfectly, fit the opening in the head of the paint bucket opener, which I, accidentally, stumbled onto at the hardware store. And, the handle was just long enough to house the batteries. From there it just continued to evolve, along with the "arming" switch, which was needed to disable the circuit, until the trigger switch could be added. The no-load current draw on the tiny motor is only 80 mA, and since the motor just moves the filler rod (almost no load), instead of pulling wire off of a spool, as in mig, battery life should be pretty good. (Not bad for an undocumented design engineer, eh? Rhetorical question, only... no need for a reply. )

    My hope is that the feeder will function, as I envisioned, to enable Rob to return to tigging on his projects.
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