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    Coulda used a cnc plasma, but...

    ...I ain't got one. Had to lop off 3 feet from a full sheet (4' X 8') of 1/4" plate. Coulda used the hand held plasma, but, didn't leave meself the time. Awwwhhh!! Just get the torch. Had to dowse the smoldering bucket of trash, but nothing else got too badly burnt, as if it mattered...
    Anyway, I got a new top for my zero cost- shipping crate/ weld table. I had enough to overlay my wooden table at work as well, which is what the 3' was for. I figured it would be easier to handle at home without that 3 extra feet. I'll probably have to make another cut on top of my '73 cutting table. Yeah, coulda used that cnc plasma cutter.
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    Re: Coulda used a cnc plasma, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by tanglediver View Post
    Yeah, coulda used that cnc plasma cutter.
    Or a 'good buddy' just down the street who has one!
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    Re: Coulda used a cnc plasma, but...

    Why would you need a plasma, let alone a cnc one? Just learn to cut with a torch and clamp something down to the plate and drag it along. It would look as good as if a plasma did it.

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    Re: Coulda used a cnc plasma, but...

    You're right, a straight edge should have been used. I crammed this into my schedule at the last minute of the day yesterday. Now I get to pay the piper (in grinding).

    I should be ashamed for not grabbing a chunk of straight edge. It takes all of 2 minutes.

    ....or I can just dress up the edge with that straight edge and a pair of clamps!
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    Re: Coulda used a cnc plasma, but...

    Can't you just cut another sliver off the piece, this time with a straightedge?

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    Re: Coulda used a cnc plasma, but...

    Why CNC? I think a track torch with a provision to hold your plasma torch would do just fine...

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    Re: Coulda used a cnc plasma, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by IrishBrewer View Post
    Can't you just cut another sliver off the piece, this time with a straightedge?
    Sure. That's what I meant in reply to Bob's post. Given the time, I can clean off the edge with another cut, using a straight edge as a guide.

    Quote Originally Posted by greenbuggy
    Why CNC? I think a track torch with a provision to hold your plasma torch would do just fine...
    Track torch, same deal there, I ain't got one.

    No big deal, I just got into a rush and made the rough cut with the little time I afforded myself. What I need now is to clean the surface. I got one DIRTY plate! The rough edge will be easy compared to cleaning the surface.
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