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  Topic: Welding Design Help
upmm019

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Welding   Posted: Fri Mar 30 18 7:07 pm   Subject: Welding Design Help
kmm - Using the last photo I posted the front is the front right corner if you are standing with your back to the doors and the snowblower is to your right.
  Topic: Welding Design Help
upmm019

Replies: 12
Views: 5771

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Fri Mar 30 18 3:54 am   Subject: Welding Design Help
KMM - thanks for you help ... this is what I accomplished. It's off by about 1/8 " but so far has not impacted how the cnc works.

https://s7.postimg.org/wliz4yp2j/20180323_131435.jpg

Thank ...
  Topic: Welding Design Help
upmm019

Replies: 12
Views: 5771

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Wed Mar 21 18 7:39 am   Subject: Welding Design Help
KMM - I've decided against making this into removable bolt on sections. I am going to build a smaller CNC for my work shed because after checking the space the current one is going to be too large... ...
  Topic: Welding Design Help
upmm019

Replies: 12
Views: 5771

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Mon Mar 19 18 10:44 am   Subject: Welding Design Help
KMM - thanks for the detailed response. I know I am overstepping using this forum for non smoker questions.

Couple of questions.... I had planned on using bolts to secure it all together. I ord ...
  Topic: Welding Design Help
upmm019

Replies: 12
Views: 5771

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Mon Mar 19 18 7:38 am   Subject: Welding Design Help
So I have chopped the table down, ground down the old weld spots and have mocked it up.

Given I want to take it apart with some ease I am not sure the best approach.

Here are some photos that ...
  Topic: Welding Design Help
upmm019

Replies: 12
Views: 5771

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Fri Mar 16 18 9:29 am   Subject: Welding Design Help
The 60" is a functional requirement as the DIY CNC I am building can only span 60"

Also, the other reason I need to have it break down is that my work shed is in my fenced back yard and t ...
  Topic: Welding Design Help
upmm019

Replies: 12
Views: 5771

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Thu Mar 15 18 2:10 am   Subject: Welding Design Help
Hello Fellow Smoke Ringer’s..... been a longtime since I was on this forum but when I was I got tremendous amount of support when building my clone cabinet smoker and last year you guys helped with ...
  Topic: Non-Smoker Weld Question 2017
upmm019

Replies: 9
Views: 4520

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Fri Nov 03 17 11:56 pm   Subject: Non-Smoker Weld Question 2017
Yes you are correct on the diameter the top portion from the skirt is 12' and then the 2.5' star. the only issue is that there is a 1" pipe inside the larger pipe and when lowered it bottoms ou ...
  Topic: Non-Smoker Weld Question 2017
upmm019

Replies: 9
Views: 4520

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Fri Nov 03 17 11:34 pm   Subject: Non-Smoker Weld Question 2017
OK. Googled slip pipe.. I think I understand now... however, just cleaned up what threads there are left and there are none that are not damaged.

So I am going to need to find an alternative soluti ...
  Topic: Non-Smoker Weld Question 2017
upmm019

Replies: 9
Views: 4520

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Fri Nov 03 17 11:22 pm   Subject: Non-Smoker Weld Question 2017
KAM - having a hard time visualizing that... can you direct me to a photo or something similar?
  Topic: Non-Smoker Weld Question 2017
upmm019

Replies: 9
Views: 4520

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Fri Nov 03 17 6:06 pm   Subject: Non-Smoker Weld Question 2017
Hello Fellow SmokeRingers..... been a longtime since I was on this forum but when I was I got tremendous amount of support when building my clone cabinet smoker.

Given I am not a metal worker and ...
  Topic: Non-Smoker Weld Question
upmm019

Replies: 25
Views: 10147

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Sat Aug 27 16 7:50 am   Subject: Non-Smoker Weld Question
So I ended up trying out two muffler clamps..... they work but the bad thing is that the 3/8 rebar has too much give. I should have made the straight sections out of 1/2".

Although its mount ...
  Topic: Non-Smoker Weld Question
upmm019

Replies: 25
Views: 10147

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Fri Aug 26 16 9:50 am   Subject: Non-Smoker Weld Question
Here is where I could use you guys help as I am struggling with the next step.

I have made the base out of 3/8" rebar. It seems pretty durable but if I have to double it up I can surely do th ...
  Topic: Non-Smoker Weld Question
upmm019

Replies: 25
Views: 10147

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Tue Aug 23 16 10:55 pm   Subject: Non-Smoker Weld Question
Well I thought I had a guy lined up to bend some square tube for me but he flaked out......

I want to stay away from the PVC or Plywood options.

A quick and dirty that I am now thinking of is so ...
  Topic: Non-Smoker Weld Question
upmm019

Replies: 25
Views: 10147

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Thu Aug 18 16 4:30 am   Subject: Non-Smoker Weld Question
The bottom part does not have to be round tube or square tube... so that had me thinking about just some light angle that i could notch with an angle grinder to bend into the half circle and then I co ...
  Topic: Non-Smoker Weld Question
upmm019

Replies: 25
Views: 10147

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Thu Aug 18 16 4:25 am   Subject: Non-Smoker Weld Question
I am looking for a 3ft radius/6ft diameter but I don't necessarily need a full circle. Just the 180 will do.....

I am checking with a few shops but my experience is that they are first in first ou ...
  Topic: Non-Smoker Weld Question
upmm019

Replies: 25
Views: 10147

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Wed Aug 17 16 10:47 pm   Subject: Non-Smoker Weld Question
Thanks for the info... I am not sure how much aluminum stock costs. I am thinking it would be maybe 1" or 1 1/2" square.

I am thinking if I got a 10' pc and built the jig like you say I s ...
  Topic: Non-Smoker Weld Question
upmm019

Replies: 25
Views: 10147

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Wed Aug 17 16 9:34 pm   Subject: Non-Smoker Weld Question
Not sure I can even afford or do what I am going to ask here but what about Aluminum stock?

should be easier to bend and is it possible to braze it with a torch and an aluminum stick?

I am not s ...
  Topic: Non-Smoker Weld Question
upmm019

Replies: 25
Views: 10147

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Wed Aug 17 16 8:47 pm   Subject: Non-Smoker Weld Question
Sorry guys I should have included a photo.
This is an aluminum example ... the only difference with mine is I need the half circle bottom to be raised about a foot or two off the ground to accommodat ...
  Topic: Non-Smoker Weld Question
upmm019

Replies: 25
Views: 10147

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Wed Aug 17 16 12:47 pm   Subject: Non-Smoker Weld Question
Hello Fellow SmokeRingers..... been a longtime since I was on this forum but when I was I got tremendous amount of support when building my clone cabinet smoker.

Given I am not a metal worker and r ...
 
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