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by jim8014
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?
Replies: 61
Views: 76823

Re: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?

I am sure my welding supply house, Northwest Gas and Welding can get me access to both machines. Even though I am a little guy, they treat me like a big customer.
by jim8014
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?
Replies: 61
Views: 76823

Re: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?

Kevin,
Thank you so much. I think I will sell the 211 and get a Lincoln 350P with a spool gun. I really need a bigger welder anyway.

Jim
by jim8014
Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?
Replies: 61
Views: 76823

Re: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?

I need to weld with some 5356 filler wire, with a Miller 211. Since the wire is stiffer than 4043 and the length of the gun cable is 12 ft, will that wire work with the standard Mig gun?
Thanks

Jim Collins
by jim8014
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Metal Marine Tanks (mainly welded aluminum)
Replies: 79
Views: 74515

Re: Metal Marine Tanks (mainly welded aluminum)

Kevin,
I have followed as many of your posts in various Forums, that I can find. Thank you so much for what your giving back. You have a PHD In not only welding, but in just being a great guy and superb teacher.

Jim Collins
by jim8014
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum cost ..$$$
Replies: 15
Views: 16211

Re: Aluminum cost ..$$$

Kevin,
Thanks so much. A buddy and I have built 3 Pygmy Kayaks with stitch and glue and want to build an aluminum driftboat. I am a general manager of a Steel fabrication shop and we want to do the driftboat as a learning experience.
Again, thanks for your help!

Jim
by jim8014
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum cost ..$$$
Replies: 15
Views: 16211

Re: Aluminum cost ..$$$

I see some drift boats built with 6061 and I know you lose strength around the weld on 6061, but I like the analogy between Craftsman and Snapon...how much is enough. Is there any merit to using 6061? Also a lot of the shapes used don't come in 5000 series.

Thanks Guys
by jim8014
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum cost ..$$$
Replies: 15
Views: 16211

Re: Aluminum cost ..$$$

I just got a price yesterday for a drift boat, 5086 is $3.57 a lb and 6061 is $2.52 a lb.
by jim8014
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Aluminum Drift Boat Plans
Replies: 4
Views: 2865

Aluminum Drift Boat Plans

Does anyone know if "cut files" are available from Glen L for the aluminum boat plans. I would prefer to have them as opposed to cutting by hand, much more accurate and very economical to have done. My shop has a 6 x 12 foot CNC plasma torch for any of you interested in getting parts cut out. Our lo...
by jim8014
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 0
Views: 1111

New Member

I am a new member. I have helped a friend build two Pygmy stitch and glue kayaks. We want to graduate to an aluminum driftboat. I live in Maple Valley Washington. I would love to meet with other more experienced boat builders near South Seattle.
Thanks

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