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this past week has been hectic since i got my 220v and 110v installed. ive been collecting parts and found my old tool box from when i was about 12 so ive been stuffing it with all my welding and fabrication gear like squares, angle finder a tubing notcher etc. my first project using my tools is fixing the trailer for the electrician to pay him back for his work. now pics
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110v in its own breaker
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along with my 220v
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and heres the trailer im fixing and a few examples of the trailer and welds it came to me with and what it will be leaving with. this trailer used to be a single sea doo trailer but after a few complications he widened it for two so here was a few sollutions i came up with and the cross tubes are all scraps tubes that he added.
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the welds on the tube caps are my friends who was helping me out
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and what its leavin with
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thanks, ill also be building a cargo box for him kind of on the cheap with his metal. we will see how that goes when i start on either sat. or sunday.
 

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guess who just got off the phone with dave from threat motorsports, i just ordered a pro-tools 105HD tubing bender with a 1 3/4in. tube die. looks like ill get to start building a bed cage for my truck soon.
 

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update V2.0 the guy i fixed the trailer called me and asked for a few more jobs he needs done. im giving him a really cheap price. im building a set of rails holders i guess for his jet ski's and a tool box to hold his vest's and trailer gear.

heres what im copying
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and heres what i built
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i really shoulda cleaned the metal but i wasnt thinking at the time. it wasnt even close to as dirty as it looks and thats not slag from the mig. its from the pilot holes i cut out with the plasma cutter
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they are extended 3 inches and non-adjustable per his request.

ive actually had a few people call me to talk about doing some on thier trucks so i hope it works out.
 

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thanks,
its pretty much to hold me over till december because i didnt graduate on time and had to post-pone my leave date for the navy. so its side cash to use on my truck, keeps my mom off my ass and bond with my dad while i teach him how to weld and more. yea its a side business that i actually plan to get going into a full time business when i get done with the navy.
 

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thanks for the compliments. i wish i would got pics of my welds when i installed those pieces i made on his trailer. they were bitch'n. had perfect timing, consistancy and they were burned in just perfect. i just talked to the owner ive been doin all the work for (hes one of Jason Paynes old co-workers) and he said Jason was gonna weld up this trailer for him. so it feel kinda good that the guy was very happy with the welds.
 

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pro-tools 105hd tubing bender showed up today:pepper::pepper:
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sorry for the smudge on the camera
 

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i believe it was $642.70, i got excited and put it together for some reason:think:
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im also gonna go down tomarrow to buy some scrap metal and build a cart for it and modify it to air/hydro setup.
 

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before workin on my new cart im gonna build a welding table because im tired of the wooden table i have i keep catching it either on fire or it chips from heavy parts on it.
heres my first quick sketch of how it was gonna look
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then my dad decided he was to be able to put a chair under it for some reason so i went ahead and went with his idea because he paid for it all and im not about to here him bitch for a year or too. so i redid a sketch to get his aproval. i left out the spot for the chop saw but there will be one like in the first sketch.
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ive been workin on it for 3 days on and off so here is where im at right now
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yea so did i, but my dad wanted to be able to sit down and be able to relax while rebuilding a carb or something and he kind of talked me into it. i think if i would have left the full bottom shelf it would have just ended up as a storage shelf so im kinda glad i did that. and the bottom shelf is gonna be peferated so it can also be used to drain anything.
 
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