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    I agree with you Gilly. I have made my apologies...

    I agree with you Gilly. I have made my apologies to everyone involved, lets put all the judgmental stuff aside. I'm man enough to admit it.
    Anyone else like to comment?
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    You're right atcig, I apologize. I'm off to build...

    You're right atcig, I apologize. I'm off to build my new welding cart and table with my new welder.
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    I apologize for making you mad Charley, and I'm...

    I apologize for making you mad Charley, and I'm sorry for spelling your name wrong. I have successfully posted condescending remarks to you as you did to us and like you, my excuse is, that it was...
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    I'm sure I can speak for atcig. We are both...

    I'm sure I can speak for atcig. We are both professionals and both weld because we want to not because we have to and we make our choices the same way.
    I try to give advice on this forum and don't...
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    I have just purchased some Anchor Chem-Sharp....

    I have just purchased some Anchor Chem-Sharp. Just heat up the tungsten by grounding out and dip in the powder to sharpen.
    ORS Nasco - Wholesale Distribution for Welding, Industrial, Oilfield,...
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    If we had both said we had bought Longevity...

    If we had both said we had bought Longevity welding carts, we would have copped a whole lot less flak over it, even though they are both the same thing except for the color. Aren't opinions great?
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    It costs more to build one, in materials than it...

    It costs more to build one, in materials than it does to buy one. I don't have the time and have other things I want to build. If I was going to build anything to house my welders, I would set up a...
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    HF Welding Trolley.

    I bought on of these a year or so ago to set my Lincoln Mig welder on, but have since bought a Tig, which I mounted on the bottom tray after using the hole saw to cut access to the Argon hose.
    This...
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    Thanks mate, I was looking to do something...

    Thanks mate, I was looking to do something similar in the shop. You have given me a few ideas.
    Good work.
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    Spotter!

    I'm already his Crew Chief, Strategist, Hauler Driver, Tire Man, Gas Can Carrier, Trainer, Jack Man, Trophy Holder, Manager and Engineer.
    I guess being his spotter would be a good job.
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    Rear Axle Set Up.

    The rear axle is a 40mm tube with keyways cut in it for the brake hub, wheel hubs and axle sprocket. You can buy different axles for different tracks and set ups.
    To turn the kart at speed, it needs...
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    No, it isn't staying silver. We have a graphics...

    No, it isn't staying silver. We have a graphics kit coming for it, more like a wrap kit. You will see some of the silver but it will mostly be blue, white and some red. We have to buy a $600 exhaust...
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    I bought about 4 sets of plans online and on...

    I bought about 4 sets of plans online and on Ebay, sorted out the good stuff from the bad and came up with my own design, a mixture of 2 sets of plans.
    So far it is coming together okay, but I need...
  14. Thread: Howdy

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    Welcome to the forum, you'll like it here. The...

    Welcome to the forum, you'll like it here. The beer is cold and the water warm.
    Feel free to ask questions on the forum as there is a truckload of experience just waiting to answer you.
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    The Boys' Shifter Kart

    As promised again, some photos of the toys taking up room in the shop. This project is nearly finished.
    A Honda CR 250cc powered shifter kart, 5 speed transmission, Italian CRG Road Rebel frame and...
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    Barstool Racer Project Update.

    As promised here are some photos showing the mock up of the frame during fabrication.
    I used 1"x1"x1/8" box section for the main sections of the frame and 1"x1"x16g box section for some of the...
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    Submerged Arc.

    I did a lot of hard facing for a track rebuilding shop when I was younger. Eric is right the carbide sand is usually poured directly on top of the weld. You can submerge arc with out a welding helmet...
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    Welcome.

    Welcome to the forum. It sounds like you are about to embark on an exciting enterprise.
    I have heard nothing but good things about Longevity equipment, the price and the warranty says it all, and...
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    Plate Welding.

    Hamstn is right, bevel your plates to more of an angle.
    Weld a root run on both sides after cleaning each run well.
    I would use low hydrogen rods without preheating and use as many runs as it...
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    Arc Welding Advice.

    When you set your plates up, leave about a 1/8" gap between them, tack weld them about every 6", then turn the amps up and make sure your root run has plenty of penetration and you will see this by...
  21. Extra Points.

    Hey Bluesman, sorry for the confusion. I just added the 3 threads part hoping to gain some extra bonus brownie points. I'm not sure it worked. You caught me out.
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    Yeah, my mind is still 16 years old, but the body...

    Yeah, my mind is still 16 years old, but the body is nearly 50 and well abused. I'm one of those guys that does everything right to the limit and always gets bad hurt.
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    New Welding Helmet.

    I can't wait, I'm going to pitch my tent right beside the mailbox and camp out until arrives.
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    I just ordered the latest and greatest helmet...

    I just ordered the latest and greatest helmet Longevity sell. I'm looking forward to seeing stuff I've never seen before. There is no substitute for great vision.
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    Barstool Theme.

    I haven't decided on a theme for the Barstool Racer yet. I was thinking about a Redbull theme, maybe a Longevity theme.
    Have you guys got any Longevity Barstools I can buy?
    Don't worry my young...
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