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Old 04-29-2012, 02:51 AM   #181
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My jig for cutting tops off.
Like slicing butter. Takes about a minute to do a top.
I'd love a plasma cutter. Some day. Welder too. Some day. Nice jig.

How do you clean up slag in the keg? Do you have water in there when you cut?
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:10 AM   #182
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I'd love a plasma cutter. Some day. Welder too. Some day. Nice jig.

How do you clean up slag in the keg? Do you have water in there when you cut?
It's a plasma Tig combo. Very handy.
The top is very clean with No real slag unless I raise the torch shifting my weight.
Bottom is not too bad. I use a dyna file or flap sander on my angle grinder.
Next time I will rinse the kegs real good first. Vaporized beer is the hardest part to cleanup.
Stainless scrubby and bar keepers friend is about the only thing to get it clean.
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:24 AM   #183
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I ended up doing a modified version as my cheapo Harbor Freight grinder didn't have the required handle attachment.



You will also notice that the switch is in a crappy spot and the operation of the entire setup hinges on the stick I jammed between the grinder and pipe to keep the switch accessible.
I have the same grinder from HF. I made the wooden jig I saw on a Bobby_M video. But just like the pic above I ended up with the switch on the wrong side. The blade can be re-positioned to enable the switch to be accessible from the the front. Just remove the head (the gray part) which is secured with four screws turn 180 degrees and re-install, of course in the pic above that means the body, red part would have to be turned 180 after the head was re-positioned. .

And to Passedpawn, Thanks Pappy! Awesome thread you started! Glad to see it surface again. Great info here from many creative people!
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:06 AM   #184
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I have the same grinder from HB. I made the wooden jig I saw on a Bobby_M video. But just like the pic above I ended up with the switch on the wrong side. The blade can be re-positioned to enable the switch to be accessible from the the front. Just remove the head (the gray part) which is secured with four screws turn 180 degrees and re-install, of course in the pic above that means the body, red part would have to be turned 180 after the head was re-positioned. .

And to Passedpawn, Thanks Pappy! Awesome thread you started! Glad to see it surface again. Great info here from many creative people!
That's great Dan. I'll bet when MMB sees that he's gonna be sorry he didn't think of that. Thanks.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:23 PM   #185
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I ended up doing a modified version as my cheapo Harbor Freight grinder didn't have the required handle attachment.



You will also notice that the switch is in a crappy spot and the operation of the entire setup hinges on the stick I jammed between the grinder and pipe to keep the switch accessible.
Awesome idea! It's one of those "why didnt I think of that" moments. I will be using this or a slightyly modified version(to make the hole a bit bigger) this weekend, thanks!
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:20 PM   #186
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Here's my rig and my hole! Thanks everyone.



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Not pretty but it worked.

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Not pretty but it worked.
What went wrong? This has made perfect circles for me.
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Here's my rig and my hole!
Sounds like something you see in the Boneyard
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What went wrong? This has made perfect circles for me.
My guess is operator error. This was my first time using an angle grinder.
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