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    Default Still a happy camper

    Over the last half year I’ve been doing mostly MIG … today I spent a couple hours just running practice TIG beads on SS and mild steel … did some filler, lap and T joints … with my 200DX I almost forgot how much control you get with this awesome unit. Still stoked and it’s been a couple years now.
    Powertig 200DX
    Lincoln 180c
    Hobart Handler 125
    Miller Thunderbolt
    and a bunch of other tools

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    Hey, Winky, good to hear from ya. What's all this MIG you've been working on?
    DaveO
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    Hi Dave ... I've been doing some wrought iron gates and fence panels and stuff to sell at motorcycle runs and drag races; The kind of stuff I've been making all along and I've been forging blades out of RR spikes and doing other blacksmith stuff ... I like pounding on cherry red steel with a hammer. I'm starting to work with more exotic metals so I will be using more and more TIG ... holding a tight arc is a little challenging for me since I only have one eye but I enjoy it, it's come in real handy for aluminum and SS.
    Powertig 200DX
    Lincoln 180c
    Hobart Handler 125
    Miller Thunderbolt
    and a bunch of other tools

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    Ain't heard for you in a bit.. Hope all is well. What type forge are you using to heat the spikes. Never had great success the time I tried. Might try again if you share or have some pictures.

    Still racing I see..
    Mike R.
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    I'm using a double burner open hearth forge ... I don't have any pics on this computer but if you go to my winkyenterprises page on face book you can find some ... forging just takes a little practice and a lot of pounding with a really big hammer. I use 2 and 3 lb cross peen and large ball peens.
    Powertig 200DX
    Lincoln 180c
    Hobart Handler 125
    Miller Thunderbolt
    and a bunch of other tools

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    I snapped a shot and loaded it to my computer so I could up load Click image for larger version. 

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    Powertig 200DX
    Lincoln 180c
    Hobart Handler 125
    Miller Thunderbolt
    and a bunch of other tools

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    Nice shivs.

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