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Old 11-29-2011, 08:16 PM
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New Welder.

A couple of weekends ago I finally purchased the welder I had been wanting for a long time. It is a Hobart 187 mig it was originally like 650ish (729 msrp for what its worth) when I first started looking at them and the look big R store up here was having a sale where I got it for 480. I thought it was pretty awesome and if you brought in an old broken powertool they would give you 50 bucks. So I bought a brand DeWalt chop saw for $100 where it was normally 200.

All in all it was a great day and I can't wait to get started on some of my projects like my front and rear bumpers and headache rack.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:39 PM
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Here are a couple of things that I have made just to do a little practice on. I don't think they are too bad for just messing around.




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Nice! put those on ebay, that welder will have paid for itself by the end of the year!
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Thanks and that's not a bad idea. I know I have lots of old horseshoes laying around.


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Old 11-30-2011, 05:57 AM
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as do we, ive thought about welding some up like youve done, but as soon as i get em cleaned up the wife makes dreamcatchers out of them... lol
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Nice work. Search the web, there are many welding trade publication you can subscribe to for free if your in the trade. I get "practical welding" every month and there is a lot of art work like this inside. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK !! Post more pics.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:04 AM
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Thanks and I'll have to look into that. My goal is over winter break is to start on my bumpers or headache rack, but since my truck doesn't fit in my garage and the garage isn't heated we'll have to see how cold it gets. But I already drew up my bumpers and got a pretty good design going.

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Old 12-04-2011, 11:17 AM
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Nice start, what did you use to draw that up? You may also want to consider an internal winch mount or a 2in receiver.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:46 AM
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It's google sketchup. You can download it for free, it's a pretty cool program but can be very frustrating sometimes. I was planning on put a 2" receiver on there it's always seemed like a useful thing to have.
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Nice score. I love a good sale.
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