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My welding projects

One of the classes I'm taking this semester is Welding Fabrication and we get to make whatever we want. These are the two projects I have completed so far.

The first is a mobile welding table with a cast-iron grate that is fully adjustable.
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The arm has a clamp on it to hold just about anything in any position.
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The second is an Oxy-Propane torch cart.
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nice, and sweet fox
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that cart is sweet.
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nice. what is it you are taking at school exactly??. our welding program is crap.

like the color theme.
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I love the paint on the cart!
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nice! your stang and truck are sick too!
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nice. what is it you are taking at school exactly??. our welding program is crap.

like the color theme.
This semester I'm taking Welding Fabrication, TIG welding, Welding Processes, and Advanced Electronics at Ivy Tech. I actually was an automotive student, but I got my associates degree last semester so now I'm just taking more welding classes to stay full time.
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Thats awesome man. I need to take welding classes this summer. I have thought about it.
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I learned to weld in my sculpture class this semester, and actually just did a ton of welding for a sculpture project for my architecture studio. Its a lot of fun, and makes me want a welder of my own. So many fun projects to do.

Thos look great. The bends and symmetry of that cart, and the ability to had wheels and stuff are tricky things, and look great.
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Wait... Is that a Oxy Propane setup cause i have never seen that... Ive only used oxy Acetylene for burning
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^^ i was thinking the same thing explain plz
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Yes, it's an oxy-propane torch. I use it because it's a lot cheaper and it cuts thicker metal (with the right tip).
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Is that also a TSC tank? That is the greatest thing ever, no more stupid lease/rental fees!

I've been pondering switching to propane myself, already have the tips just never tried it.
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Yup, it's a Rural King tank. It's so much cheaper exchanging them there. I think it was only like $55 for both propane and oxygen.
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Yes, it's an oxy-propane torch. I use it because it's a lot cheaper and it cuts thicker metal (with the right tip).
Are you comparing it to Acetylene? Just curious on why you think oxy-propane cuts thicker metal? Acetylene flame is Approx 5589F and propane is Approx 4579F. Acetylene burns the hotter than all the other oxyfuels that why it's used the most.
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Nice cart, love the paint.
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although it is sloppy compared to oxy Acetylene
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Thats alot of red and white bro....... dont git me wrong ur rides are cool as hell. Any reason for the red and white or is it just something you have a big stock of?
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we use propane and oxy at work for heating up alum profile to bend it..gets it much hotter quicker
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Are you comparing it to Acetylene? Just curious on why you think oxy-propane cuts thicker metal? Acetylene flame is Approx 5589F and propane is Approx 4579F. Acetylene burns the hotter than all the other oxyfuels that why it's used the most.
Acetylene burns hotter which makes it better for welding, Propane puts out more BTU's which allows it to heat ticker metal faster, makes it better for cutting.
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