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Lock box for garage door opener.

11-28-2010, 01:31 PM
I want to be able to get to a pushbutton switch for the garage door opener and yet have it secure. I started making a lockable box to house the switch the other day. Be kind on the welds, I know they aren't very pretty but they will hold.
I also know I can get a combination remote opener for the garage door but making my own security box is more fun and cheaper.


11-28-2010, 01:59 PM
Those don't look bad.

No, I'm kidding, they look terrible!

No, I'm kidding about the kidding, they look better than anything I could do.

Is that SS or aluminum?

11-28-2010, 03:37 PM
Hey, just being able to make it yourself is worth something! Even if it ends up costing more than one you could buy, the satisfaction can't be bought.

11-28-2010, 04:47 PM
I agree. I all ready have list of projects that I want to do. Never mind I'm going to have learn how to run the machine first. I'll learn as I go.

11-28-2010, 06:43 PM
Gadget- the box looks good to me making something is always better that buying it. Wish i had the skill to weld that good

11-28-2010, 06:56 PM
Looks good to me, edge welding on AL can be tough.

11-28-2010, 07:00 PM
The metal is aluminum. I'm expecting Stan to pick it apart and tell me what needs to be done to make it better.

11-28-2010, 08:17 PM
Paint it before he see's it!

11-28-2010, 08:32 PM
Paint it before he see's it!

too late =)) other than a few incomplete fusions here and there and "potholes" it aint bad.... next time we go to an expo dan, you n i gotta have a trainin session....lol.... no, here is what you should have said... "yeah, IF, not when, but IF you get to be as old as I am, you will only wish that you could weld as good as i do" (in the words of an old boss) lol

11-28-2010, 08:38 PM
Thanks Stan. I kept running out of filler. Actually not running out I just couldn't keep feeding it in my hand fast enough. That is where the potholes came from. Too much start and stop. Still, it will hold and I figured out how to get the corners without blowing through so I felt good about that.
Looking forward to the next expo, it should be fun.

12-07-2010, 08:46 AM
That looks pretty decent compared to my Al TIG skills. I know my Al welds are 10x worse than that