Elevator Idler

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The part that drove the immediate need to learn to weld now or find someone to do it for me was the Elevator Idler, a Key item that must be up and running before the Turtle Deck that can go on. Here is a Rhino 3D screen Capture of the Idler, the real thing takes a tad longer to make.

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cooking up the full chill plate and clamping setup on a test sample

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4 tack welds going in and finding the perfect settings on the 200 SW

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15 Pulses per Second works out to be a good setting for these thin wall setups.

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because of the 15 PPS, the Amps had to be brought up to 55, with out pulse the .035 – .040 would have used 40 amps

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fixture of the real deal

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showing the inside section

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using the 2 aluminum weld plates the long section of the idler can go in between

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I got a Gas Lens setup with some long / needle type cup setup for my machine, this reduces the Argon Consumption and allows the Tungsten to get into tighter places. The full Gas Lens kit can be bought on Amazon ASIN: B0156U07CO , this comes with gas lens’s / collects for .040, 1/16, 3/32 & 1/8 along with short and long ceramic cups.

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A close up view

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Setting up for the 2nd arm

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Some aluminum foil “tents” used to hold in the Argon on this area (learned this one from welding tips & tricks)

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Finished welded part

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Another view

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Next to its installed scissor cousin

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SAE 841 oilite bushings getting turned down

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3 hole axle support bracket

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Cleco alignment of the Rod End Anti rotor detail

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A close up of the finished weld

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Finished painted assembly

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A close up view

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