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Thread: Project # 2 By CBMKR Decorative metal Art, Branding Iron

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    Default Project # 2 By CBMKR Decorative metal Art, Branding Iron

    Thought this would be a good project for the contest.
    These are getting popular i made one and took it to my Daughter In Laws father in Germany and now his brother wants one.
    The letters are U for Udo ,M for Martina and C for Chenoa . The are all big in Country Western and Cowboy Stuff. Used some 3/8" x 1 1/4" cold rolled bar to bend up all the letters on the anvil or my home made pin roll. The U and the C were easy but the M always takes some time if you make it in one piece. Used some 3/8" x 1 1/4 and 3/8" x 3/4" bar for the backer plate ,I added a nut on the back to have a temporary handle to use it here, i doubt if it will ever be heated up red again but you never know. Setup the 200DX on 160 amps 8 CF 7 cup with a gas lens and welded it all up. Did a test burn to make sure all the letters were close to even and then added there sign to our sign post.

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    Last edited by cbmkr; 12-13-2012 at 09:46 PM.
    PowerTig 200DX
    Supercut 50P
    PowerTig Micro 185 SOLD GREAT MACHINE
    Millermatic 200
    Miller Thunderbolt
    Jet 1340 Lathe
    Jet 20" Drill Press
    Jet 12" Wet Band Saw
    Kalamazoo H7 Bandsaw
    Forward 12,000 lb 4 Post Lift

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    Had to break this up the pic loader and the inter web we not getting along.
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    PowerTig 200DX
    Supercut 50P
    PowerTig Micro 185 SOLD GREAT MACHINE
    Millermatic 200
    Miller Thunderbolt
    Jet 1340 Lathe
    Jet 20" Drill Press
    Jet 12" Wet Band Saw
    Kalamazoo H7 Bandsaw
    Forward 12,000 lb 4 Post Lift

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    that's pretty neat. Can't beat custom crafted gifts for the holidays.
    Everlast 200DX
    Everlast PT185
    Shoptask 3-in-1 (not currently in my garage, but I own it...)

    Any day on a motorcycle like this that ends just needing parts and labor is a good day.
    4.82, 158.67mph 1/8th mile 7.350, 200.35mph 1/4 mile

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    Nice project, I would hate to be on the other end of that iron. Moooooooo! If cows can only talk.


    I wonder how your older 185 would have faired tigging those part compared to your new 200DX?

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    That is a neat project! I love custom/homemade art. Definitely gives a home a more unique touch!

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    The 185 did fine on 1/2" cold rolled to 3/4" cold rolled round , had no problem with heat and i never turned it all the way up.
    PowerTig 200DX
    Supercut 50P
    PowerTig Micro 185 SOLD GREAT MACHINE
    Millermatic 200
    Miller Thunderbolt
    Jet 1340 Lathe
    Jet 20" Drill Press
    Jet 12" Wet Band Saw
    Kalamazoo H7 Bandsaw
    Forward 12,000 lb 4 Post Lift

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    What kind of wood is that? Does a certain work better than others?
    I am new to welding art but I hope to share my metal art sculptures with everyone soon.

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    The wood is Cypress it will weather outside forever, Used it for years in the wood shop making sash jamb and trim parts for older home restoration.
    PowerTig 200DX
    Supercut 50P
    PowerTig Micro 185 SOLD GREAT MACHINE
    Millermatic 200
    Miller Thunderbolt
    Jet 1340 Lathe
    Jet 20" Drill Press
    Jet 12" Wet Band Saw
    Kalamazoo H7 Bandsaw
    Forward 12,000 lb 4 Post Lift

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    That's pretty cool, gonna have to try my hand at that.

    Glenn

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