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About turnemd

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  • Birthday 03/17/1965

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Going to look at the lights with my grandparents every yr. Picking up the habit and passing it onto my child. We have been doing a display of some kind for well over 18 yrs now and it just keeps getting bigger!
  • Location
    Ponca City, Oklahoma
  • Biography
    Love Christmas
  • Interests
    Working on Display all yr long
  • Occupation
    IT Manager
  • About my display
    We do about 10,000 lights and keep adding new stuff each yr

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  1. The first picture is a welded part using MIG weld wire and the second weld is a Flux Core.
  2. Thanks everyone. If you think it, you can do it....lol These you types of things can be welded with the inexpensive 110 flux core welders because you are just doing small welds and not long beads. If you can hit the trigger and make spot welds, you can do these. Only draw back to flux core is the clean up after. It does leave a film on the work and some splatter. But a good wire brush will clean them right up! I keep a drawing app on my phone so when something pops into my head, I have a way to put it into something I can make into a project. I even just draw stuff up into paint on my PC....lo
  3. You can adjust the height to fit your display, I did put a a cross piece at ground level to stabilize the upright.
  4. These are the candy cane holders I made for my display this year. They are made from 1/2" round rod. The pictures show how they are put together.
  5. turnemd

    Cowboy Tree

    This is my idea for a "Cowboy tree". It is made from a "T-post", The base ring is welded to a piece of pipe, the top is also made from a piece of pipe with a half ring welded into it to hold the light strings as they pass over the top of the post.
  6. This is my idea for putting items on the roof. It uses angle iron and is bolted together. the center folds over the peak of the roof. You put a cinder block on each side to hold it down without having to put screws or nails into your roof. You can add uprights to the center bolts to mount items to or weld the uprights in place. It is just an idea, you take it and make it your own!
  7. Here is my idea. It is made from angle iron, bolted in the center, held down with cinder block. You can weld an upright to the frame or use the center bolts to hold an upright.
  8. This is my idea for putting items on the roof. It uses angle iron and is bolted together. the center folds over the peak of the roof. You put a cinder block on each side to hold it down without having to put screws or nails into your roof. You can add uprights to the center bolts to mount items to or weld the uprights in place. It is just an idea, you take it and make it your own!
  9. This is the site I used http://www.department56.com/products/StoreLocator.aspx
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  11. Jan's Interiors 5300 Crossfield Rd Virginia Beach , VA 23464-2415 757-424-5821 Southside Harley-Davidson 385 N Witchduck Rd Virginia Beach , VA 23462-1934 757-499-8964 Shore Gallery & Designs 737 First Colonial Rd Ste 216 Virginia Beach , VA 23451-6133 757-422-1285 These were the ones I could find in Va hope these help
  12. I use both Flux Core and MIG with my welder(Lincoln 185/220VAC) and yes the cleanup with Flux Core is much greater, but as long as you don't do long welds(run full trigger for a long time) that welder should do everything that you want to do. If you do long welds, it will do a shut-down from over temp....down fall of the 115VAC welders. If you added another $100 or so to that, you could have a MIg/Flux Core combo and go up to the 220VAC welder and I think you will be much happier with it then the 115VAC. But if money is tight and you don't do much welding, it would be fine.
  13. These are what I made for mine. I made them out of 1/2" round stock. I use a controller to make them chase each other. Picture #10 Picture #12 Picture #16
  14. Stuff I have been making to go into our display this year, from ground stakes, tree toppers, Candy cane holders, Base ring holders for our 20 ft tree. Ran out of MIG wire, so having to use Fluxcore, Does the job, but hate the cleanup!
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