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    Whatever you want to call it, I am an absolute fool for it. 3D printing is an introduction to CNC. And I love it because it teaches me all the fundamentals of working with CNC but without the mess. Sadly I have fallen short of achieving any type of a facility to house a mill or lathe of any kind. So I feel as though this can never grow past plastic. And with the realization that there is no real money to be made with my 3d printers I am gonna just focus on honing other skills, now. Like welding. I have a few decades now under my belt playing with the MIG welder and have made some cool stuff: https://www.superchargerforums.com/t...ring-gto.3135/ . And that paid me dearly, BTW. So it is with this knowledge of the ratio of what I have made working with the metals vs. what I haven't made working with the plastics that is driving me from playing with the printers to learning to TIG weld. And so Off the deep end I go, right? What do you guys think of my first TIG welder? https://primeweld.com/products/tig-2...-dc-tig-welder

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    And here is my new TIG welder perched atop my toolbox, the PrimeWeld Tig225x..

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    I still have to get one of the MIG welder's tanks switched out with pure argon. But this right here makes money hand over fist..

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    And here is my new Plasma cutter. Because what good is being able to attach the stainless and aluminum and other metals if we cant cut it into pieces, right?

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    This portable welding station is just missing consumables. Pure argon and filler rods..

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    I feel that I now need to build the MPCNC for some CNC plasma cutting.

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    lol - you're like a kid in a candy shop !

    cnc plasma cutter could be much fun :-)

    Everytime they have the little rod welders in lidl I think about it.
    But the toys I have aren't paying their way, and I've got nowhere to weld and dogs.
    :-)

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    Looks impressive. And interesting!

    I have been seriously wanting to learn to weld for almost 10 years, but never got to enrolling in a course.
    Then if I would be welding for customers, it would need to be quality work.
    How much time do you think you need to get good at this?

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    Well, I personally have 20 years of welding experience on a near daily basis as I started my career at a muffler shop. The brunt of my experience is with MIG but I have some experience with stick welding and a plethora of experience with a soldering iron. I expect to spend a few hours while I get the feel for it.

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    Speaking of welding, Have you guys seen this 525hp 6-speed Flyin' Miata i have been building on? I am done building and have it on the dyno right now: https://www.superchargerforums.com/t...da-miata.9454/
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