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Old 04-18-2010, 07:51 PM
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Welding Screen Track

Fixing up the High School Welding area, I made a track today for a welding screen.

Some would do it this way with threaded rod



I took a different approach - cause I have to be different (Some say difficult)

SO I take a 10foot 2x2 and slice a 5/16 cut down one side of it on the Mill






Test fit the track


Weld 3' of 2" DOM to one end.


Finished. One end mounts to the wall, the 3 feet of DOM is bolted to a beam.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:29 AM
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Nah, not difficult, youre being smart. Otherwise the kids would have the rod down and bent up in a pretzel in no time and you would be back fixing it for free. How much travel did the mill have? Seems like a lot of work, when a plasma cutter or torch would have been a little faster. But a great looking rpoject either way.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:40 AM
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Nah, not difficult, youre being smart. Otherwise the kids would have the rod down and bent up in a pretzel in no time and you would be back fixing it for free. How much travel did the mill have? Seems like a lot of work, when a plasma cutter or torch would have been a little faster. But a great looking rpoject either way.
prob around a 40-42" table (guessing) and with the right setup (like shown) it's faster than a plaz and cleaner
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:23 AM
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Beefy! Nice clean job.

Kudos to the Canuck's for keeping shop classes in their schools.

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Old 06-01-2010, 10:30 AM
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Nice work!

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Kudos to the Canuck's for keeping shop classes in their schools.
No kiddin'! I wish I'd had welding in high school - maybe I wouldn't suck so much at it now.
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:08 PM
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Very nice work, but you could have bought a 10 foot length of Uni-Strut and had the tube with channel shape ready made.
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:35 PM
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Very nice work, but you could have bought a 10 foot length of Uni-Strut and had the tube with channel shape ready made.
yeah, but then he wouldn't have got to hog out that track and say: "I made that."


Ditto on keeping the kids in shop...
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:19 PM
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Very nice work, but you could have bought a 10 foot length of Uni-Strut and had the tube with channel shape ready made.
I agree for a quick & dirty, Uni-Strut gets the job done. But for all it's versatility, Uni-strut is ugly as sin. Plus you really need to have a small stockpile of connectors and lengths on hand for it to be useful as a quick solution. Otherwise by the time you open the catalog, drive, or call someone to get the pieces you need, you could have built something from scratch the way bossind did.
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:39 AM
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Same idea as "traveler track" that is used in theaters and such for the main curtains and such. Looks like this....



Shoulda just stole a piece from the theater department

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