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#31 KennyP OFFLINE  

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 05:45 PM

Looks real good, Don. That's going to be pretty big.

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 09:12 PM

Your work is incredible! I love the machines and wish I could have operated some of the real ones as you have. Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing!

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 08:39 AM

Thanks for the kind words, I enjoy keeping busy in the winter months and this is perfect. This picture shows the boom now connected to the roughed in stick. Today I am working on the bucket. It really was great driving all those big machines and playing in the dirt with them. cat390stick.jpg

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 09:22 AM

All I can say is Wow! Looking good!!!!!

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 12:40 PM

You sure don't waist much time do you. Looks great. Do you do most of your welding with wire and gas or flux core? The welder in the back ground looks like a Lincoln weld'n pack.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 05:14 PM

I just use a little Lincoln WeldPak 100 with flux core .030 wire. I burnt one motherboard up in 14 years so the little Hobby sized Lincoln has almost paid for itself, ha,ha. I still have my first Lincoln 225 buzzbox I bought in 1972 and I used it to build over 100 projects over the years and just used it building the new bucket on my mini loader last fall.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 07:45 PM

Don I have the same WeldPak 100. Purchase the wire on the 10lb. rolls. Years ago when they first came out I thought they were a bit of a joke. My Son talked me into buying one and now my Stick welder hardly get's used. I have put a lot of wire through it and only replaced one liner. Crushed it with something. About went nuts till I got it going again.

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 07:06 AM

Here's one for you even at 1/8" it's still going to be big.

Big Brutus, Inc.

From the ground to the very top is over 16 stories.

This is the second largest shovel in the world, and the biggest one still standing.

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 07:13 AM

I've been inside that one. It is huge.

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 07:17 AM

You don't relieze how big it is until you see it.

The tracks alone are over 10 feet tall, and they are small compared to the rest of it. I used to work for a man that was crew member on the shovel.

It's quite a legend in SE Kansas.

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 07:42 AM

Thats looking great! You do a lot fast!

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 08:19 AM

Wow,looking great.

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 05:44 PM

I built a model of the Silver Spade mining shovel in 1/32 scale and it stood 13 feet tall. donspade7done.jpg

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 05:47 PM

I was invited to Ohio to climb on the Silver Spade before it was cut up for scrap.

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 05:48 PM

Todays progress on the Cat excavator shows me getting the bucket welded together and the dump linkage built and attached. Cat390dlbucketprogress.jpg




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