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    Soooooooo ..... yeah. Dunno fellas, 'just seems...

    Soooooooo ..... yeah. Dunno fellas, 'just seems like a lot of math for a plasma table. There's bound to be an easier way that folk proceed with designing one of these. I merely used old school...
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    Table for new plasma cutter

    Alright so I've all but decided to give Everlast more of my $$$ by purchasing a plasma cutter. This will be my first foray into that endeavor, as I have not used one previously. Looking forward to...
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    Interesting. Well spray MIG is something that...

    Interesting. Well spray MIG is something that I'd like to try someday, for certain. I like the penetration that it appears to yield. That said, if penetration is my primary concern, as it was with...
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    Zoama: I did a little (emphasis on little)...

    Zoama: I did a little (emphasis on little) research regarding spray MIG. One of the first things I learned about it is that it can only be done in the flat or horizontal position. If you do...
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    And that is where locking pins come in. The...

    And that is where locking pins come in. The idea here is to drill one hole in the upper suspension plate and two holes through the top mounting plate. With this design, you would have locking...
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    Well I finished up the gantry work today. Whew! ...

    Well I finished up the gantry work today. Whew! A project like this can be physically demanding, even when doing something relatively small such as locking pins. I digress.

    Since the suspension...
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    There is still some cleanup that I'll need to do,...

    There is still some cleanup that I'll need to do, so a couple of those will need to be removed again to address that. However the bones are there as the saying goes; thus I can say that I have...
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    Well I picked up the wheels and tires today. ...

    Well I picked up the wheels and tires today. Here are the components ready for installation:
    https://i.imgur.com/xQHlBjy.jpg

    And I can report that I managed to somehow get that done tonight:...
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    I went to a local Discount Tire today to see if I...

    I went to a local Discount Tire today to see if I couldn't secure wheels and tires for the gantry. I decided to go with 15", the thought being "why not take a little extra height?" and they will run...
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    Yeah well I'll give ya that having two separate...

    Yeah well I'll give ya that having two separate MIG configurations could become a hassle to change between. So there is that. We'll see how it goes. I have another project in the works, so this...
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    I don't like getting underneath heavy things, so...

    I don't like getting underneath heavy things, so I double checked the stability of the crane in that position and it was satisfactory. Still I laid on the outside as a precaution and wasted no time...
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    Almost finished the work portion of the project...

    Almost finished the work portion of the project today. I began by painting the hub supports burnt orange, like the remainder of the crane:
    https://i.imgur.com/qdmj4Cp.jpg

    I then elevated the...
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    Hmmmmm....interesting. In listening to that I...

    Hmmmmm....interesting. In listening to that I might follow suit, but more to have two available configurations. I'd use the config that came with the welder for short circuit MIG and the new one...
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    Continued work today after doing family stuff in...

    Continued work today after doing family stuff in the early afternoon. It was more of the same: welding the bottom hub support mounts to the legs of the gantry. I took my time with the fitup...
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    Yeah I must admit that I am looking forward to...

    Yeah I must admit that I am looking forward to learning that process. I know what it is, but have never done it. Only short circuit MIG. I might pose a few questions for you when the time comes....
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    All too soon though it was time to head inside...

    All too soon though it was time to head inside and help the wife, as per normal. Things are kinda interesting these days, what with COVID 'n all. Trying to figure out what to do about school, etc. ...
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    Well I pushed my code yesterday and no news from...

    Well I pushed my code yesterday and no news from testing, which is a good thing. So I decided to revisit the gantry-on-wheels project tonight in the hope that the craziness at work of the past...
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    Daylight would only allow enough time to complete...

    Daylight would only allow enough time to complete the install of two of these mounts, both on the upper side (which will be much easier than welding the ones to the bottom ... not looking forward to...
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    Took this picture to give you a rough idea of how...

    Took this picture to give you a rough idea of how the king pin will be installed, though the hub support unit isn't included in this view:
    https://i.imgur.com/fkmo26L.jpg

    I ended up laying down 4...
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    Then I ground the surface back to bare metal and...

    Then I ground the surface back to bare metal and applied weld-thru primer:
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    I left plenty of room to lay-in at least three beads on the top:...
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    Penetration is my primary concern, so I used the...

    Penetration is my primary concern, so I used the flap disc on the angle grinder to create a large bevel on both the front:
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    And sides of these mounts:...
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    I've made progress the past couple of nights,...

    I've made progress the past couple of nights, despite the work thing. Somehow. :D

    Anyway I finished the end units last night:
    https://i.imgur.com/g2MnJyt.jpg

    And so it was time tonight to...
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