Ya sure that knife is big enough?Finished this up just in time. My Son's 16th bday party is this weekend. Hopefully the case gets here in time. Only sliced myself once on this one!
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Beautiful work, how's it progressing?Gonna try and get this one done before the hammer-in this weekend...need something to show off!ha it's a Lanny clip in cpm154 w some crosscut zebra wood covers...think I'm gonna file work the liners, pinch and flute the bolsters
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Just got it hammered together at 3am last night and put 2nd coat of oil on it this morning! I'll post a finished pic in my thread in the knife pictures section this afternoon! Check it out!!Beautiful work, how's it progressing?
If you need any guidance as far as stick welding goes, just ask! I've been stick welding for a lil bit.Got my forge done! Also picked up a YesWelder TIG 205DS and have been trying to learn stick welding with it until I get an argon tank to go to TIG. I got to try my buddies MIG welder and did pretty well once I got an idea of how it worked. I am doing OK with stick, but having trouble starting the weld without sticking the electrode to the metal.
Gotcha. If you're running on 120V, I suggest bumping the amperage up a bit higher and see if that works (maybe 110A?). If that doesn't work, forget about 7018 on 120V altogether. 110A is a LOT for a 120V circuit. Get some 3/32 6013 and try that.I used Forber 3/32" 7018, tried 80-100 amps, sticks bad every time and its hard to lift away to start the arc. I am going to try it on 220v tonight and see how it goes.
The porosity could be caused by a few different things. Make sure you're tungsten is clean, check your CFH on the flow meter, and it can't hurt to give your parts and the filler rod a wipe down with acetone and a clean rag. No matter what welding process, it's always best practice to remove any mill scale. TIG is more picky than stick when it comes to cleanliness.240v made a huge difference! 7018 3/32 on 1/4" steel. Not perfect, but I had a much easier time starting the bead. The rod burned down quicker, so I had to get used to that. Tried the Forney and another brand electrode.
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Tig beads on 1/4" plate with no filler rod:
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More tig with some 3/32 filler rod
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With the filler rod, I had more porosity at the start, but the plate was heating up quick, and the arc was atarting further away. I tried to flood the area with gas first and then get the arc started. Went up to 150amp with the Tig. Not every weld was perfect, but I am better at reading the puddle and arc length