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    tips needed...

    I built one of these "liquor bottle cages" as a gift...

    got it all done... painted up today....

    fixin to weld up the 4 legs from the bottom side..... tomorrow morn.

    I'm thinking I would hit it with some silicon bronze and quickly cool it with a wet rag...

    I'm worried about putting too much heat in and cracking the bottle...

    base is 1/8"

    all I have is 1/8" silicon bronze rod.... any tips?

    I figure 50-60 amps??
    or go hotter and fill the hole quick as possible... ?
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    Re: tips needed...

    I would just hit it real quick with some fusion tacks on the bottom.Not like its structural.
    I'd have to be weird,To grow me a beard,Just to see what the rednecks would do

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    Re: tips needed...

    I think if you just welded one leg at a time. Hot and fast. You'll be okay.

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    Re: tips needed...

    yeah...

    actually... now you got me thinkin... maybe I should just mig (plug weld) them fast and quench it.

    I did everything else tig...
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    Re: tips needed...

    The hole near the cap is for Emergency only.
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    Re: tips needed...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggatoo View Post
    I would just hit it real quick with some fusion tacks on the bottom.Not like its structural.
    That's what I'd do. I can put my finger on the tack right after it's made if u do it right.

    Ps. I like the toilet seat hanger

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    Re: tips needed...

    Have a clean bucket, nearby, just in case you do ...... crack the bottle.


    Don't want to let that go to waste.
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    Re: tips needed...

    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post

    Ps. I like the toilet seat hanger
    All stuff I dug up in the yard.....
    Old farm land...
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    Re: tips needed...

    if the label wont come off from getting soaked with water, turn the whole thing upside down in a bucket of water as you weld the bottom...or wrap the bottle with a wet towel to avoid overheating..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbytime View Post
    if the label wont come off from getting soaked with water, turn the whole thing upside down in a bucket of water as you weld the bottom...or wrap the bottle with a wet towel to avoid overheating..
    Yeah,
    I'm not really down with that.

    I think the best thing is to keep the bottle at room temperature, zap it quick and quench it with a rag. it should cool down immediately. I've done that with sheet metal plug welds....

    anyway... we will know in about 30 minutes....
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    Re: tips needed...

    Well
    I got 4 tacks on it and chickened out ...

    Gonna fill the rest with Devcon and grind it flush

    Play it safe.





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    Re: tips needed...

    U must be up to no good in that garage

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    jaunty,

    I'm a little surprised you just didn't box that up and ship it out to Portlandia for welding. You know, just so it would have gotten done right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    U must be up to no good in that garage
    usually.

    but it's my only sanctuary.
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    Re: tips needed...

    I'd have put a rubber pad on above the bottle cap if I ever steal this project

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    Quote Originally Posted by HT2-4956 View Post
    jaunty,

    I'm a little surprised you just didn't box that up and ship it out to Portlandia for welding. You know, just so it would have gotten done right.
    LoL !

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    Re: tips needed...

    if I ever make another one, I will drill and tap the legs for countersunk hex screws.... them shmooge some JB into the heads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    if I ever make another one, I will drill and tap the legs for countersunk hex screws.... them shmooge some JB into the heads.
    You know I don't think that's a bad idea. I don't know if I'd go as far as spooge'n some JB weld on it but I guess you could if the urge was strong enough.

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    Re: tips needed...

    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    usually.

    but it's my only sanctuary.
    Some I'm out in the woods, up to no good, hunting down a sheep to molest.

    Yeah man, I'm on a Red Neck Rampage.


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    Re: tips needed...

    Do decorative standoffs/collar and extend the bar through the standoff. Weld the bar below the standoff. Might need a stop above the plate.

    Nice job.

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    Re: tips needed...

    Should have drilled and tapped the legs and bottom plate and installed some kind of special tool screws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Country Metals View Post
    Should have drilled and tapped the legs and bottom plate and installed some kind of special tool screws.

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    Re: tips needed...

    So, I like the idea / craftsmanship, but am I understanding that the thought behind this is that its a gag gift???

    Such as this?? http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/gener...1942745?page=1

    I haven't have hard liquor in a decade or more, so I'm just wondering why?
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    Re: tips needed...

    Yeah
    Just a gag/conversation piece


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