It's finished. A lamp base that was made for a vintage marine light I picked up at a garage sale a few years back. Made of 124 individual pieces of aluminum, it was very tedious work, but I'm pleased with the result and it was good welding practice. The "diving board" is meant to hold a phone or any other USB chargeable device since, right below it, is an integrated 4 port USB. Also the lamp is dimmer controlled. And if you're wondering- Yes, it does resemble an oil derrick.
#sundayfunday w/ @miller_welders. What am I making? It's a secret. #tigwelding #aluminumwelding #aluminum
Finished and installed a think oak mantle. Scribed and cut to match the curved wall almost perfectly. I experimented with a hidden support design that I definitely would use in the future (swipe). The support system consists of 5/8" threaded rod welded to 1/4" x 3 1/2" plate that was lag bolted to the wall studs. Pockets in the bottom of the mantle allow you to thread on and tighten the bolts. #woodworking #mantle #oak #liveedge #welding #fabrication #steel #tigwelding #madeinusa
TIG rod organizer complete. It detaches from the welding table with ease in the event it gets in the way. #millerwelds #tigwelding #sundayfunday #organization #shoplife #welding #weldtables #pvc @weldtables
Finishing up 2017 - not the best of years - still being thankful for my shop and what I pushed myself to learn this year, even though I've been traveling more than not. That being said, I wouldn't have been able to tell you what this object was used for less than 8 months ago. It is, in fact, a welder's third hand; able to prop and hold parts in place while tack welds are made. Me being me, I had to make one to my standards- way over the top. It has adjustable legs and a pivoting head with a two sided copper beak. I'm sharing it because, maybe, it will inspire someone to try a new skill in 2018. HNY.
It's Verrking (mad scientist voice). Testing the 12.5' x 5' vacuum membrane press that I designed and fabricated! Ultimately it will get a dedicated table, but today it starts its life veneering in the shop of @805woodworks . This process works by evacuating the air out of the inside of the frame, thereby exerting the pressure of the atmosphere onto the part inside. This force is about 1500 pounds per square foot! #welding #steel #veneering #vacuum #woodworking #madeinusa #fabricationlife #weldlife
Working late to weld up a 5' X 12.5' vacuum membrane frame for @805woodworks. They have some veneering projects coming up. Using the pulser setting on my Miller Dynasty to quickly freeze the weld puddle while welding upwards. #millerwelds #welding #tigwelding #woodworking #venturacounty #steel
Just finished fabbing up this foldable infeed/outfeed table and mobile base for my newly acquired Dake 315 Coldsaw. I needed something that would not take up a lot of space when not used but could also handle 12'+ pieces. Considering this was my first real fabrication work, I'm pleased with the result. #welding #tigwelding #metalwork #metalworking #dake #mcmaster #mcmastercarr
*PSA - GRAPHIC CONTENT* Things happen when you least expect it. I was deburring a 1/2" hole in some square steel tubing with a Noga deburring tool when the tip suddenly and unexpectedly broke off. When it did, my left hand was holding the part and my right hand was holding the tool. The sudden break caused my right hand to come toward my left, and the sharp broken tip of the tool lacerated my wrist... Very luckily my artery wasn't cut and no tendons were damaged. It's just a reminder that things happen and in this world of "zero incidents" in the industrial setting, not every conceivable scenario can be accounted for. So, be careful out there. You can see what the tips are supposed to look like along with the broken one. #welding #noga #machinist #venturacounty #stitches #fabrication #machining
This symbolizes a lot of hard work ahead... 🔧⚒📐🔩🗜➡️➡️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸#woodworking #lumber #venturacounty
A link to my Instagram account. I post pictures and videos almost daily of my current activities and finished products. @grainworkswoodart