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Elfmaze 04-26-2013 05:50 PM

Aluminum UDS cart done! Lotsa Pics :)
OK guys here she is! Ready to light up! Only thing i'm still waiting on is the paper towel holder and the aluminum foil shelf.

Build thread here:

bluetang 04-26-2013 05:51 PM

Wow, now that is seriously nice!:clap2:

Mark Warren 04-26-2013 05:52 PM

Nice! Aluminum is hard to weld. You did a really nice job.

cholloway 04-26-2013 06:23 PM

Heck yeah! You done good.

Teamfour 04-26-2013 06:45 PM


HookedOnQ 04-26-2013 07:59 PM

Very nice cart! Great job on those welds too

BobM 04-26-2013 07:59 PM

That's great, nice job! :clap:

Gilstarr 04-26-2013 08:08 PM

That's nice, you will use that a lot.. well thought out!! :thumb:

mbshop 04-26-2013 08:31 PM

very nice indeed ! i want a bigger version as a work bench.

colonel00 04-26-2013 08:50 PM

Came out great :thumb: Now you have me looking at getting gear to weld aluminum :tsk:

Elfmaze 04-26-2013 08:52 PM


Originally Posted by Mark Warren (Post 2461554)
Nice! Aluminum is hard to weld. You did a really nice job.

By the end maby, Lol. This was really the first thing I have done in aluminum besides playing with some scrap pieces. I learned all about wind, grinding many, many tungsten clean, blowing holes in hard to reach places, and running out of shielding gas.

I can't honestly say I would feel comfortable trying it again. But another day, another project! :grin:

criffaaa1 04-26-2013 08:54 PM

looks great. When can you start on mine.

Oldbob 04-26-2013 09:07 PM

Great Work !! :thumb:

Elfmaze 04-26-2013 09:22 PM


Originally Posted by colonel00 (Post 2461714)
Came out great :thumb: Now you have me looking at getting gear to weld aluminum :tsk:

Don't forget the plasma cutter, Cutting that diamond plate would have been a PITA, the plasma cut it in two mins flat for all five cuts I made.

The Eastwood TIG200 has worked great for me so far. I am a bit jealous of the speed the MIG and stick welders can move though. I was originally worried about duty cycle, But apparently the torch pushing the 140 amps I needed for the Diamond plate weld got quite hot for thin TIG gloves and forced a break before I hit the duty cycle. Took me three runs of ~3-5 mins each with 6 -10 min breaks to weld up that top diamond piece on both sides.

The rest of the welds were only an inch or so long so not a factor

I had originally got the TIG because I was doing stainless work for a brewery I am building. Needed the versatility and precision that TIG offered. Aluminum capability was just a bonus, But after this project I'm starting to rethink the brewery. The steel frame with steel diamond plate weighs almost 200 lbs.

RustyPup 04-26-2013 09:30 PM

Sweet looking cart! There are some great ideas there...

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