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  1. Thread: Can Crusher

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    Quick update on the can crusher: I'm having...

    Quick update on the can crusher:

    I'm having issues with my hosting site right about now, so this will look different and be a bit more cumbersome for you guys/gals, but you still see what I see....
  2. Thread: Fire pit

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    Just came across the right conditions at the...

    Just came across the right conditions at the right time, I thought it looked neat so I took a long exposure shot. Early morning/late night smokin some pork/beef/chicken. Not really my fire pit per...
  3. Thread: Fire pit

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    Whoever likes my background now is more than...

    Whoever likes my background now is more than welcome to come on over and help me shovel:





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  4. Thread: Can Crusher

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    That's an awesome can crusher in the vid, I love...

    That's an awesome can crusher in the vid, I love all the moving parts! But I'm trying to make something smaller that is human powered with minimal effort and a lot more simplistic. When I'm done, a...
  5. Thread: Can Crusher

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    What, you don't like my shoes? They're designer...

    What, you don't like my shoes? They're designer ya know.....:-)

    Now picture this crusher in the vertical position and wall/stud mounted about waist high with a long lever extending down towards...
  6. Thread: Can Crusher

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    Thanks for the suggestions, I've been working...

    Thanks for the suggestions, I've been working hard on this project for quite some time now and it's really shaping up to be one of the most difficult projects yet. The options are limitless and that...
  7. Thread: Can Crusher

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    Can Crusher

    Greetings,

    I need some ideas here, I guess I have welders block or something like that. I want/need a can crusher that will crush everything you see below with about 30 lbs max input pressure....
  8. Thread: Fire pit

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    Thanks bud, I have the Everlast PowerTig 250ex in...

    Thanks bud, I have the Everlast PowerTig 250ex in mind but savin my pennies in the meant-time. However, you cannot beat these old-school buzz box welders, A/C or D/C they kick butt! Mine is the old...
  9. Thread: Fire pit

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    This mess pictured below is why I built my own...

    This mess pictured below is why I built my own fire pit:




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    I have the occasional need to do 1/2" aluminum...

    I have the occasional need to do 1/2" aluminum which normally I mig weld. But I want to tig, not mig. So I'm looking to be in the 250 amp range and also, with a tig this size I can arc weld in DC...
  11. Thread: Fire pit

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    Thanks man, yeah the corners were no fun to grind...

    Thanks man, yeah the corners were no fun to grind but worth it in the end. I thought it would look better this way and it only took 2-1/2 grinding wheels to make it happen lol.... I don't usually...
  12. Thread: Fire pit

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    Oh yeah, it's a 185 Lbs of heavy metal. That...

    Oh yeah, it's a 185 Lbs of heavy metal. That should last for a while huh.!? At least nobody will steal it :-).... It's living in my back yard here in the Oley Valley, but I want to be up on that...
  13. Thread: Fire pit

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    End result, and now you can see why I call it the...

    End result, and now you can see why I call it the Franken-Smoker companion, they look like two rusty peas in a pod, ain't they adorable, lol......




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  14. Thread: Fire pit

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    Happy day, happy happy joy joy, I finished up my...

    Happy day, happy happy joy joy, I finished up my fire pit.

    This was a fun project all in all and I both learned and re-learned a thing or two along the way. I got a chance to use my arc welder for...
  15. Thread: Cart Build

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    Nice work my friend. I use a tubing notcher...

    Nice work my friend.

    I use a tubing notcher but of the home-made variety on a drill press. Sometimes I still need a die grinder, belt sander, sanding wheel, just to get close to some of your...
  16. Thread: Fire pit

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    Did some clean up work and wound up with this...

    Did some clean up work and wound up with this below:




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  17. Thread: Fire pit

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    Fire pit

    Greetings all,

    Here is the beginning of my fire pit (aka) Franken-Smoker Companion.




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  18. Sticky: Greetings. Will there be a give-away contest...

    Greetings.

    Will there be a give-away contest for this machine in the near future? I'd love to have this or it's analog equivalent (preferably), but I was just wondering about up-coming contests....
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    Greetings from Pennsylvania

    I'm pretty much a back-yard do-it-myself kind of guy. I live in PA with a handful of tools at the ready, but always looking to increase my arsenal. I have a few projects that I'll show and tell but...
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