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  • How's this for a yoke repair . . .

    this is the standard of repair i can do on an X-Yoke should anyone in the UK need one repairing

    the yoke is 0.020 off being perfectly flat after a weld with a Zero-3000 tigtronic.

    this was a fatigue crack i found that hadnt broken


    this was the main break that made me change the yoke



    the bearing fitted straight back into the recess with no fettling of the hole.
    Want your old pins collecting anywhere in the UK? email me on jezsmith@aol.com

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    Re: How's this for a yoke repair . . .

    hey good job kust becareful though i have done this before and fout it to be a new weak spot for the yole an idea would be to weld a sister piece in the recess to add a little more strngth

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    • #3
      Re: How's this for a yoke repair . . .

      Nice job.

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        Re: How's this for a yoke repair . . .

        that was done with a welder that you can dial in the waveform you want and program it to the exact material grade and thickness, i have never had one fail yet (welder was in the region of $20,000 at current exchange UK-US rate)
        Want your old pins collecting anywhere in the UK? email me on jezsmith@aol.com

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        • #5
          Re: How's this for a yoke repair . . .

          Very nice work indeed.
          "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

          --Kat

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            Re: How's this for a yoke repair . . .

            Just a note my other trade is a certified welder. With aluminun the more heat you put into it the softer it becomes. Sure would like to borrow your welder it's a sweet machine. My exfather inlaw had a welding shop and I used a nice aluminum wire welder. It let you get in and out quicker than tig. But now all I got is an oxy act, and a old A/C welder. Oh by the way NICE JOB WELDING don't think you have any worries. Later chief

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            • #7
              Re: How's this for a yoke repair . . .

              Nice! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
              All I want in life is to turn wrenches and climb around pinsetters/pinspotters again :/

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              • #8
                Re: How's this for a yoke repair . . .

                Wow, you've got a lot to be proud of! Bet it will be there for many generations to use.

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                • #9
                  Re: How's this for a yoke repair . . .

                  Originally posted by jez:
                  that was done with a welder that you can dial in the waveform you want and program it to the exact material grade and thickness, i have never had one fail yet (welder was in the region of $20,000 at current exchange UK-US rate)
                  <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">So you're saying the equipment was the reason the weld is so nice, huh? I knew having expensive tools was more important than knowing how to use them... [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

                  Just bustin' on ya, bud... hell of a nice job. My dad was an A welder (he built steam boilers for power plants), I learned it from him... I can appreciate the skill it takes to run a clean bead like that on aluminum. Great work!
                  <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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                  • #10
                    Re: How's this for a yoke repair . . .

                    Beautiful work Jez. Welding aluminum is very tricky so I leave it up to the pro’s. To bad you’re located so far or I’d send my work to you.

                    Triac

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                    • #11
                      Re: How's this for a yoke repair . . .

                      All I have to work with is a 30 year old 100 amp buzz box that's seen 4-5 different centers.

                      If I could have.... I would have stolen the huge Miller TIG machine out of the Hilton a few years ago. I fell in love with that thing so much I fried my chest many times from the radiation [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
                      -- Larry

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                        Re: How's this for a yoke repair . . .

                        nice job dude!

                        you got idols you know [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

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                        • #13
                          Re: How's this for a yoke repair . . .

                          Very good!!!

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