[python] Re: welding

  • From: George Durbridge <gdurbrid@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: python@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 16:37:00 +1100

Using MIG is a good idea.  Arc is cheap, simple and works fine on heavy
metal, but you need to be good at it to get satisfactory results on
anything 1/16" thick or less, which is the range you mainly want for

On Thu, 2009-03-26 at 20:17 -0400, Chris Collins wrote:
> Brian,
> Hello.  I live in North Carolina.  If SC is South Carolina then hello
> neighbor. 
> I have been building a steel house and became a pretty good welder.  I
> would be glad to help, I have the bug to build a python too but need
> to first finish my house and organize my shop.
> I recommend going to a local Harbor Freight (or on line
> www.harborfreight.com ) buying their mig welder and helment.  
> This is a link to their items.  Sign up and get a 15% coupon before
> you make the purchase.
> Reconditioned NEW welder
> http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=55525
> Helment
> http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=91214
> Chris 
> 336-686-0930
> ______________________________________________________________________
> Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 09:13:56 -0700
> From: briannsmith@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [python] welding
> To: python@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Dear Pythonauts,
> After 70+ years of cycling I bought a rear-drive under-steer
> Actionbent recumbent  <www.actionbent.com> and now have more than
> 32,000 km virtually trouble free. It is a delight to ride - so why
> should I pine for a python? But I do. Even now in my 81st year.
> I have a garage load of scrap bikes and parts but no welding
> experience and a budget that will not stretch to TIG nor MIG.
> I can buy a "buzz-box" new for $79 or an AC/DC welder for $104.
> Is DC a real advantage?
> I have some confidence that by sufficient trial and error on scrap
> tubing I can teach myself to weld - classes at a distant technical
> college are not practical for me.
> If any have the time to advise on how "to get my feet wet" I will be
> most grateful
> Regards to all
> Brian in SC USA
> ______________________________________________________________________
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