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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-17-2003, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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O/T new toy for the shop

Just had to get one, and man does it make some nice cuts.
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[img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]We call that the butter cutter at the race shop. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] They sure are fun to play with. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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When can I borrow it? I promise I'll get it back! [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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Thats a great Plaz. We have that one, a bigger one and a MUCH bigger one on a guided template cutter at my friends shop. They are great to have around. ....Things sure have changed since the days of working on my back in dirt fields.
You are gonna get spoiled, they make fabricating so much easier.
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Re: O/T new toy for the shop

How do you keep your shop floor so nice? [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Now that you have a plasma cutter, get a sheet of 3/16" Masonite. Cut a few 2" wide strips to use as straight edges. Make a couple of T squares with glue and pop rivets. Cut a couple of triangles of different sizes and angles. Then save the rest to make one-off patterns.

I used to mark my squares with ruler graduations, allowing for the offset of the tip, but soon decided that it wasn't worth the effort - they get trashed after a while, so I just toss them and make some new ones.
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Easy, I don't do anything with all the neat tools I have, they are just for show [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Thanks for the tip on the patterns.
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Paul,,

Looks like you are getting pretty serious.

How's the website coming?

What are you thinking of building?

Nice choice on the plasma cutter.
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I got a few pages done on the website, but for right now I just have the intro page, and an under construction page running. I need to get the crappy logo I made to be smoother looking, looks like it looses it's sharpness when on the web.

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A whole bunch. Actually I am finishing up on a full cage for a Samurai today, and wanted to make some radius cuts on the floor plates so I figured the plasma would be quicker than grinding. When this cage is done I have three more lined up as well as finishing my wifes 62 Chevy II convertible, trying to get shop space to get our shop going, working on my axle swap and a few complete wiring jobs on street rods as well as work.
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Let me know if you need anything you live about 5 minutes from me and I have plent of room in the shop..

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You'll like the hypotherm unit. They are real quality. I've got a 600 about a year ago and does a great job. They also won't burn out the computer on your car like some other units will.
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