DP GF with cut file.

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DP GF with cut file.

Postby Mgraves » April 13th, 2018, 9:43 am

Started this build a month ago. I really just wanted to build a smoker using a cut file and plasma table. The table is JD2 Mad 4x4 water table. Its max cut is 51"x52” pushing the limits of what this table can cut. LIMITS; it would be possible to cut the side of the water table. Some of the sheet metal is 50" long. The cut file was nicely done, everything labeled which work out great.

I am not promoting this plasma table; it is really cool. This seems like the place to share a love of building smokers and how they get built. So I will share some information on the build and the table. Being a forum I welcome question, suggestion. I believe in hands-on learning, learning by doing.

Being in public education has given me access to some cool tools, that not everyone will have access to. Students learn to run CAD, design, program parts and how to cut them out on the table. We still cut parts out like we had a good old farm\home shop, students learn several methods. That being said this is a learning project for students.
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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Postby JKalchik » April 13th, 2018, 9:52 am

:golfclap:

Are you in Industrial Arts education?



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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Postby Mgraves » April 13th, 2018, 10:00 am

JKalchik wrote::golfclap:

Are you in Industrial Arts education?

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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Postby JKalchik » April 13th, 2018, 11:27 am

That explains the farm shop comment. Hope you've got good students. If you don't mind my asking, what part of the country are you in?

Wish we had anything like that when I was growing up. About the best we had was an oxy/acetylene torch and a tombstone welder. Now my brother (he's got the family farm) has a big red MIG and a TIG welder, hasn't sprung for a plasma cutter. He's getting his cherry tanks out of stainless steel now, no painting mild steel.



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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Postby Rodcrafter » April 13th, 2018, 3:18 pm

:LG:


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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Postby Mgraves » April 16th, 2018, 11:48 am

Everyone likes pictures. Here are a few of the table working. I had the table label everything. Then cut out the parts.
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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Postby Mgraves » April 16th, 2018, 11:53 am

JKalchik wrote:That explains the farm shop comment. Hope you've got good students. If you don't mind my asking, what part of the country are you in?

Wish we had anything like that when I was growing up. About the best we had was an oxy/acetylene torch and a tombstone welder. Now my brother (he's got the family farm) has a big red MIG and a TIG welder, hasn't sprung for a plasma cutter. He's getting his cherry tanks out of stainless steel now, no painting mild steel.



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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Postby Big T » April 16th, 2018, 4:32 pm

That's a pretty sweet set up that you have there.


Measure Twice.....Cut Three Times.

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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Postby Pete Mazz » April 17th, 2018, 5:04 am

:yth:


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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Postby Mgraves » April 18th, 2018, 8:37 am

Here are a few more pics.
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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Postby ajfoxy » April 18th, 2018, 9:17 pm

Question... is the lettering not going to show up after it is painted? Or is it light enough to sand out?


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