Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – no matter if I have said it! – except it agree with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Siddhartha Gautama, a.k.a. the Buddha

Its been a week plus?!?!

Yeah, I’m slackin’ on the blog, sorry y’all.  

Talkin’ ’round the hollar and on job sites, hunting is far worse than I predicted.  Local game warden swears to 75% die-off of white tails this year.  Locals are saying 50% or so.  

Bad either way.  Not an annihilation, but pretty daggum devastating to the herds.  I figure another 2-3 lean years before they are recovered, so long as we have normal weather and no more blue tongue outbreaks.

Been three weeks since the Vegas debacle. What do we know? Jack.  Shit.  Someone(s) is(are) covering something up; reason(s) unknown. The local PD is playing in tune, the site where it took place is as well, and by this time next year, it will be just another incident with a body count.  Good work Fibbies, ya make Comey proud.  Until further info, reliable info, is available, I am sticking to my “weapons sale to ISIS gone bad” theory.  It answers more questions than it raises, and Occums Razor still works.

Work work work, not complaining mind you, just afraid it could dry up fast as the weather cools.

Oh yeah.  Question for some of my more electrically inclined readers. (RDP, Spud, Snake,,,hint hint) Gasoline powered welder(lincoln 200SL with a 1950’s ford flat head 4 banger), older style, 200A cap.  Is it possible to adapt a MIG welder to it?  I’ve been reasearching and the only thing I am finding is silly bugger games using microwave transformers. (Cool, but not the same thing)

Anywhos, when I find something more interesting’ or fall into some other crazy redneck engineering game😎 I will post more.  Seems things are winding down, (and that makes me a little nervous too. ) and ain’t much to say right now.


3 responses

  1. Snake

    Wow…that welder may be older than me. Have you got a readable data plate that I could do some research from? If it’s wired as single phase generator, it should be easy. But it may be 3-phase.

    October 21, 2017 at 10:36 am

    • Data plate: check. But all info (and observation) make this oit as a dynamo, not alternator style power generator. Thats the part tripping me up. If it were alternating, I could figure the rectifier. But to keep constant voltage with a dynamo while varying the amperage by load,,, Thats where I get lost.
      And it likely is older than you. It has been in storage at a water treatment plant for ages, isn’t even listed on their inventory anymore. Made ’em a pittance of an offer and will, likely, have it home on monday. Dont even know it it runs, but, if its an engine and has compression, I can and will get it runnin’. Figure the electric side might only need cleaned of corrosion.

      October 21, 2017 at 6:22 pm

  2. wonderdawg

    Way back yonder, close to 30-35 years I ran all miller equipment. Had a couple remote wire feeders with just spool and wand to drag around. Had cables and CO2 hose feeding back to actual welder…had 25′ one and a 50′ one…had to adjust wire feed and amperage at the welder, was a pain, but once tuned in no problem.
    Never used, but they’ve had small spool remotes on market for years…maybe spend some time at welding supplier can give ideas.

    October 23, 2017 at 12:08 pm

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