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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted October 14, 2015 - 06:59 PM

I made these for my lgt165 ford tractor. Box blade was made first , then the teeth were added. Teeth come off quickly , by removing three bolts and nuts. It works great, all thou I have not used it in a few years. So I draged them out to find a new location for them, as I wanted to build a wall to stack wood against, so they have to find a new resting place. The sleeve hitch was used to attach a plow to and sod cutter. Sod cutter did not work as I wanted, but was ok. These were all home made with the use of aceteline and oxygen torches. Welding was all done by the torches. I have since gotten electric welders, but can weld better with the torchs. Noel.

It's amazing what a person can make, good or bad.

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Posted October 14, 2015 - 07:19 PM

Cool implements! Best thing is they worked!


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 07:38 PM

"Welding was all done by the torches. I have since gotten electric welders, but can weld better with the torchs. Noel."

 

I know what you mean.  I can do an acceptable job with the torch and arc welder.  But they can keep all the wire welders in the box they come in.  I cannot get anything done except a bunch of splatters wire pieces sticking up all over the place.  I had one for a week and went through 1/4 spool of wire and got nothing welded that would hold.  Gave it to the boy just to get it out of my sight.

 

Very good looking implements for a do it yourself home brew.  Half is the fun of building them.  Then if they work, it is a bonus.


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 08:52 PM

very Nice!  

I love taking stuff I have and making it into something else. :thumbs:

 

Don't forget to add them to the attachment thread


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 09:11 PM

I really love the home made things, ingenuity like that is what made this country so great! If more of these youngsters would put down their controllers and pick up some tools we may just restore this nation to what it should have always been. Good work and hope you keep building, thanks for sharing, I am looking to build some implements of my own so seeing yours gives me some insight.
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Posted October 14, 2015 - 10:21 PM

  Nice looking!! It says something for your torch welding skill to make the box blade hold together. A lot of guys w/ 110v migs couldn't make it last that long. I think heavy torch welding is becoming a lost art/skill. A lot of the younger set isn't even interested in learning it.

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Posted October 15, 2015 - 01:12 AM

Nice looking beads on those implements. You got a good skill. Gas welding is going to be a long lost art one of these days. Guys spend a lot of money on those fancy tig machines that aren't necessary in your home shop.

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Posted October 15, 2015 - 05:19 AM

For all you guys ( gals too ) that can gas weld :worshippy1:  :worshippy1: :worshippy1:  :worshippy1:  


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Posted October 15, 2015 - 05:46 AM

I have gas welded some. Don't have the set up any more.


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Posted October 15, 2015 - 02:15 PM

Kenny, how do you bend heavier metals when you make some thing or need to repair something, if you don't have torches ? Noel.

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Posted October 15, 2015 - 02:43 PM

nothing wrong with gas welding---some years back I wanted to weld some thin tubing and stick welding just made a mess of it then my dad said to gas weld it so I bought a welding torch and some filler rod and went at it and it didn't take long to learn it ,I wasn't great at it but did get better------------But the old masters were great at it-----------As said it is becoming a lost art sad to say. 


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Posted October 15, 2015 - 04:57 PM

I know when I weld with torchs, either bronze or steel, it's not coming apart. I am not very good with mig welding, some times it works, no guarantee that it will stay together. Stick welding is better for me, I would say most things will stay together, and can weld good, most of the time. I have never had any training in any welding methods. All learned on my own, and my father showed me gas torch welding 40 years ago. I had an old car that needed welding almost weekly back then. So learned gas welding from that. My son is just as good at gas welding, but is better at mig welding than I, but I am better at stick welding than he is. Noel.
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Posted October 15, 2015 - 07:46 PM

Kenny, how do you bend heavier metals when you make some thing or need to repair something, if you don't have torches ? Noel.

I have a turkey fryer! In fact, 2 of them. Takes a little bit to heat things up, but it works!


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Posted October 15, 2015 - 07:58 PM

One other thing I would like to say is , no matter how old you are or how long it's been since you welded or drove a bicycle, you never forget how to. Noel
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