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    Welding Fixture/Mini Positioner

    I built this fixture late last year after seeing the tip illustrated in the first pic. somewhere on the web.When I find large enough wing nuts I will change out the nuts that require the wrenches seen on the hooks. This will make set-up even faster than it already is. The fixture can rotate 360* in two planes to allow me to make flat welds when a position weld would challenge my welding abilities. The fixture is all built from pipe and pipe fittings except for the table which is a motor mount from a discarded motor stand. The last 3 pictures is an example of the quick set-up of a small angle frame for welding.

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    Carlos,

    Great job and so well thought out. I definitely need to make one.

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    Thank you Tony

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    Good one Carlos. This is one of those "now why didn't I think of that?" things. I don't use my tons of C-clamps that often because they can be a hassle to maneuver and this solves that.

    It kinda kills me I had an old home made engine stand I left when we moved because I don't do that kind of work anymore and didn't want to haul it over to the new place. But looking at your setup, it's the same head, just with a double pivot so it head could go 90deg from the original mount. Now I wish I'd not dumped it

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    Thanks C-Bag, isn't that the way it goes . Cleaned out my shop a number of times and discarded stuff I didn't think I would ever use, only to find I could have used it in a project later.

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    Carlos,

    since you have a welder, the quickest way to get large diameter wingnuts is to simply weld a couple of short rod sections to the nut. I do it at home for nuts as small as 6mm, and as large as 24mm. The tips of the rods is the only part you need to watch the finish on - a radiussed end (grinder or sander) is sufficient to prevent damage to your fingers in use. - Don't leave the tips "as cut by bolt cutters" - ouch.

    HTH,
    Des

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos B View Post
    .When I find large enough wing nuts I will change out the nuts that require the wrenches seen on the hooks.

    Carlos


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