Congratulations Charst - your TIG Pedal is the Homemade Tool of the Week!
We had a lot of high-rated tools this week, but this one stood out for being a heavy-duty, comprehensive, and low-buck solution.
Some more nice builds from this week:
T-Nuts by ttmrj
Hammer Head Inserts by Philip Davies
Machinist's Level by Claudio HG
Tubing Bender by big o
Adjustable Vise Hold Downs by jjr2001
Workshop Crane by Kwandotechnic
Mill Vise by machining 4 all
Mini Table Saw by morsa
Audible Continuity Tester by mklotz
Tire Lift by big o
Belt Grinder by bouboulas
Folding Table by fawabros
Filler Rod Storage Tubes by Charst
Magnetic Indicator Holder by olderdan
Portable Light by RCTURKA
Hose Clamp Tool by Mr.DK DIY
Planing Stop by natie123
Sheetmetal Alignment Clamp by Tuomas
Camera Slider by Es Welding
Jar Opener by orioncons36
Depth Gauge by Christofix
Charst - you'll be receiving a $25 online gift card, in your choice of Amazon, PayPal, or bitcoin. Please PM me your current email address and gift card choice and I'll get it sent over right away.
This is your 2nd Homemade Tool of the Week win. Here are both of your Homemade Tool of the Week winning tools. Congrats again
So is that a multiturn potentiometer? Looking at the path of the cable/string, it looks like you'd get at least 1 - 1/5 turn easily, or is it a trick of the camera angle?
for the benefit of someone who does not own a TIG yet, it the pedal just for current control? or an "on/off" (gas) as well?
with the pedal you have both functions: When pressing it slightly down the microswitch releases the arc start, gas, etc. By pushing it further down you increase the amperage up to the value that you have preset on your welder.
And no, the potentiometers can only be turned abt. 270°. I just wrapped the string several times around the shaft to have as much friction as possible. The friction is even increased by the spring loaded lever on the other end. The string actually moves 50mm when the pedal is pushed down which gives abt. 3/4 rotation on the 20mm shaft.
Last edited by Charst; Aug 15, 2020 at 09:10 PM.
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