I was planning on either fishing or boat restoration today but the rain kill both thoughts. Yesterday I made a Home Depot run to get resin and some more clamps.
On the Welding front, also delayed by rain, I have been practicing with E6011 3/32 inch electrodes for the bus frame welding project. The 6011s will have better penetration than the 6013 rods with the 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 3/16 inch angle iron I ordered and had shipped by UPS. Believe it or not, having the metal shipped, 40 foot of angle and flat stock, was about the same price of buying the 20 foot I needed locally. So I reckon I have another welding project to dream up after the bus stuff. For some very odd reason though, Home Depot had the resin at a reasonable price but wants 4 bucks a foot for plain Jane angle iron.
After doing all the modifications to the little welder by the way, I am getting a full 100 amps out of a welder rated for 65 amps and a 15% duty cycle. I burned through a half dozed rods this afternoon and never tripped the thermal overload. If I add a cooling fan and a 25 amp breaker I may be able to do some TIG welding. Then the V-20 might get some fancy stainless top of some type or another. Who knows?
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