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by El-Kablooey
Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Arc/Tig to plasma cutter.
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: Arc/Tig to plasma cutter.

Yeah, you can air-arc with a constant current DC welder no problem. You need a big power supply though, at least 250 amps just to run the little 1/8" rods. I've even seen it done with a air-arc rod in a stick welding stinger, with an air hose just stuck on the back end of rod. Air-arc is still used ...
by El-Kablooey
Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Arc/Tig to plasma cutter.
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: Arc/Tig to plasma cutter.

No, it's not possible. The output voltages are way different. Your welder operates around 20-30 volts, my plasma cutter has an output of around 200 volts and 30 amps. Also, the plasma torch and it's consumables are much more complicated than you think. Even if the above problems didn't exist, you wo...
by El-Kablooey
Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Tube bender from scratch. plenty of pics.
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Tube bender from scratch. plenty of pics.

I thought this project was worth sharing. I found some plans for a JD2 type tube bender and decided to go at it. The bender is easy, and the parts are being cut for me on the laser at work. I was originally just going to buy the dies I need, at $250 each. My dad convinced me to try casting them. I'v...
by El-Kablooey
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Rodenator Follies
Replies: 1
Views: 722

:roll:

I suppose it was only a matter of time. I'm suprised someone actually bought one of those things.
by El-Kablooey
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Rocket forum
Topic: Someone has to try this
Replies: 34
Views: 9781

Cap both ends but the top is a screw off, fill with the oil and resin and add top cap. Top cap has a valve for adding the Oxygen. Add enough pressure to get it to diffuse in but not too much to explode the pvc pipe. Unscrew top cap and you have a pre-cast in liner rocket fuel grain. Hey, go for it....
by El-Kablooey
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: Rocket forum
Topic: Someone has to try this
Replies: 34
Views: 9781

Neet, but probably a bad idea for an amatuer. Pressurized oxygen and oil are a bad combination. Most folks with oxy/fuel torches know to keep oil, or any other contaminants away from the oxygen valve or the regulator. Oil in an oxygen regulator can result in the violent destruction of the regulator ...
by El-Kablooey
Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:35 am
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Some knives I've forged
Replies: 9
Views: 2664

Yeah, poo on cable damascus. I was thinking more along the lines of 1095 and 15n20, 100 layers or so. I'm gonna have to build another forge first though. I made a couple of mistakes building mine, and am having trouble getting a good even heat. It's ok for forging, but not welding. Yeah Jim, I'm a p...
by El-Kablooey
Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Some knives I've forged
Replies: 9
Views: 2664

Wow Eric, those are really nice! I am thinking about building a treadle hammer too. I'm sure I've got the materials laying around, I just need to get off my rear and do it. I wish I had more time to play at the anvil. Life gets in the way too much. I need to get some forge welding under my belt. I'm...
by El-Kablooey
Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Some knives I've forged
Replies: 9
Views: 2664

Some knives I've forged

I've taken up blacksmithing as a hobby. It is great fun, almost as much as pulsejets. Lots of fire and glowing steel. :) Here are a few of the knives I've made. Two are railroad spikes, the last used to be a leaf spring. The coloration is from the tempering, I decided not to polish it off. Jusr thou...
by El-Kablooey
Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: I caught this fish and it was this big!
Replies: 30
Views: 11501

Those are VERY nice Mike! I wish I could tie one like that.

Clouser's are one of my favorites. Great for the "big" trout, and just about anything else that swims, too.
by El-Kablooey
Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:24 am
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: BIG aircraft
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Wow!

I'd be tempted to slap a sale on that thing. haha
by El-Kablooey
Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:08 am
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Metal/spring problem?!
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

an easy way to temper after hardening is to use your kitchen oven. You only need to heat it to 400f or so for a good spring temper.
by El-Kablooey
Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: Jet Vehicles, All Types
Topic: Kart & possible heat problems.
Replies: 6
Views: 2494

My only advice is that if you are even the teeny tiniest bit unsure of your braking system, DON'T DRIVE IT, until you have beefed it up to overkill.

Brakes are the #1 most important component on any vehicle, IMO. This is based on the multiple broken bones I have experienced in the past.
by El-Kablooey
Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:40 am
Forum: Jet Vehicles, All Types
Topic: Exploding Kayaks
Replies: 11
Views: 3593

Ahhhhh... Pez, I should've known.


Jim, that's hillarious.
by El-Kablooey
Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: Jet Vehicles, All Types
Topic: Exploding Kayaks
Replies: 11
Views: 3593

Am I the only one with a sense of humor warped enough to see the humor in that?

sub-skirt.....ur-anus....methane atmosphere....