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    sandblaster redo red redo project.

    The blaster leg issue was driving me crazy so I had to fix them, the blaster looks better with the legs straight after all. I think the straight legs are far enough back they will provide albiet a smaller foot print but still a stable one.


    I forgot to get a front shot, I'll take one tomorrow...


    Now onto building the handle bars and plumbing up the regulator. I know, I know but things always don't work out.

    The one photo I was trying to shoot both legs to show how they look as one.
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    It looks better to me Jim, it's coming along nicely. Sometimes it's what we think are the simple things going into a project that takes the most time and aggravates us the most!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    It looks better to me Jim, it's coming along nicely. Sometimes it's what we think are the simple things going into a project that takes the most time and aggravates us the most!
    I feel much better now Kenny, thanks. :empathy3:

    What screwed me up was the new magnetic protractor i used to figure out the angle of the legs .. it's sides are only 5" long, had I used the 12" blade from my combination square with it I might have seen the angle I chose was to low. Live and learn as the saying goes..

    We changed welders too, the 251 won't feed wire properly, it stops and starts, I think it's time to replace the MiG guns liner. We had to deal with feed problems on both welders this time. I put two washers under the wire drives adjusting knob on the MM 180 to get it to feed properly. I need to clean the groves in both welder's wire drive wheels when I'm done with the blaster. The MM180 isn't that old so it's MiG gun's liner shouldn't be a problem.

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    Got the handle bars built today they came out nice..

    The photo of the back of the blaster the 3/4 pipe handle bars were still long, I hadn't cut them off yet with the pipe cutter.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails side 1.jpg   Back 2.jpg   front 3.jpg   Tacks 4.jpg   handle bars 5.jpg  

    Handle 6.jpg   bars 7.jpg  

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    You're getting there. Have you considered an electronic protractor?

    I have the first generation one of these, and I see he's come out with one with a HOLD button and if the picture is any indication, it will work on horizontal surfaces too. The first generation only works on angles in a vertical plane. There are a number of knockoffs on the market too and some have a third HOLD button.

    http://www.wixey.com/anglegauge/index.html

    I also have one of these with the 8" blades. I like it except it needs a HOLD button too, and the lock mechanism could be more secure without disturbing the reading.

    http://www.wixey.com/digitalprotractor/index.html

    The neat thing about these gadgets is that they read down to 1/10 of a degree.
    I have more ideas than ambition.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mjncad View Post
    You're getting there. Have you considered an electronic protractor?

    I have the first generation one of these, and I see he's come out with one with a HOLD button and if the picture is any indication, it will work on horizontal surfaces too. The first generation only works on angles in a vertical plane. There are a number of knockoffs on the market too and some have a third HOLD button.

    http://www.wixey.com/anglegauge/index.html

    I also have one of these with the 8" blades. I like it except it needs a HOLD button too, and the lock mechanism could be more secure without disturbing the reading.

    http://www.wixey.com/digitalprotractor/index.html

    The neat thing about these gadgets is that they read down to 1/10 of a degree.
    MJ I switched back to my mechanical protractor with it's 12" blade when I'm figuring out what angle I want to build to, it's longer blade helps see the angle better. I have a 16" combination square whose blade I can switch with the 12" blade to really gain prospective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjncad View Post
    You're getting there. Have you considered an electronic protractor?

    I have the first generation one of these, and I see he's come out with one with a HOLD button and if the picture is any indication, it will work on horizontal surfaces too. The first generation only works on angles in a vertical plane. There are a number of knockoffs on the market too and some have a third HOLD button.

    http://www.wixey.com/anglegauge/index.html

    I also have one of these with the 8" blades. I like it except it needs a HOLD button too, and the lock mechanism could be more secure without disturbing the reading.

    http://www.wixey.com/digitalprotractor/index.html

    The neat thing about these gadgets is that they read down to 1/10 of a degree.
    I have his angle gauge, as well as the DRO for my table saw fence-good stuff!
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    Got the regulator installed, now I only have to make something like a 3" X 1/1/2" triangle out of some 3/16 plate and weld it to the bottom of the tank and front leg for a support and paint it.
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    Lookin' Good Jim

    You really have to be happy with the way things are working out for you on this? Are you anxious to use on the next project? Do you have a project lined up and waiting?
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    Randy I re-did the blaster because I can't find a place with a tank big enough to boil my Montgomery Wards GT project's frame and fenders.

    The blaster is almost done and for that I am truly glad...but I did learn something about prospective and using a small/short protractor when estimating angles... so the extra work wasn't a waste of time.

    I'll be testing the blaster out on some old rims I have and the rims on trailer in the picture next week. I hope to blast the GT before winter.
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