A welders journey


What a little rippa!

— 5 days ago with 3 notes
#pygmy rattlesnake  #rattlesnake  #utah  #life elevated  #mtb  #mtblife 

Animation of Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking)

Please watch this video with an open mind.
90% of the media reports I have seen on this subject are total bullshit. I work with and around all this technology daily. I have no agenda because ultimately I am a welder and my skills can be used anywhere. I do have tons of respect for roughnecks and drillers because it truly is a thankless job. I do not want to get political at all I just want people to see the truth.

You can see by my posts I am a tree hugger and most of the people I work with (they would never admit it) are too. We live in the country because we love nature and wildlife. Hunting and fishing are part of that love. Another thing at least where I live, a good number of the “oilfield trash” people I work with, own farms and ranches and work in the oilfield to keep their farms and ranches.

So next time a 20 something college punk tries to tell you the “truth about fracking” go tell him to fuck off and sing coom by ya in a circle with his over privileged friends. Maybe they can do it in a city park and pick up their dogs shit in a baggy. I will be in the mountains with my dogs off leash and enjoying the mountain air.

Rant over.

(Source: youtube.com)

— 1 week ago with 10 notes
#fracing  #fracking  #oil  #gas  #natural gas  #welder  #pipeline  #pipeliner  #oilfield  #oilfield trash  #real work 
Thanks to the 603 people who have similar interests.  Will be posting more work pics and weld tests soon. Let me know if you have any specific requests, I will see what I can do.

Thanks to the 603 people who have similar interests. Will be posting more work pics and weld tests soon. Let me know if you have any specific requests, I will see what I can do.

— 1 week ago with 8 notes
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Guy on a Buffalo Full clip: I know everyone has seen this but it makes me laugh.

— 1 week ago with 1 note

Riding with my nephew 4th of July weekend. Got to 11,500’.

— 1 week ago with 13 notes
#klx650r  #wr426  #thumper  #enduro  #motorcycle  #moto  #uintas  #mountains  #4th of july  #above treeline  #let the good times roll 

Latest little project for Publik coffee roasters and their Park City, Utah location in the Kimball art center.
Its a vending cart and will hold espresso machine and related coffee equipment.
We used reclaimed snow drift fence from wydot and used aluminium for countertops and galvanized for bar top.
They roast their own coffee and its amazing. If your in Park City or slc check them out you won’t regret it.

— 3 weeks ago with 9 notes
#coffee  #vending cart  #vending business  #publik coffee  #publik coffee slc  #publik coffee park city  #utah  #fabrication  #welding  #part silly 

How its made.- I should say how I made it.
First I make a scaled drawing and make sure the customer likes and signs off on design.
Second I layout a side profile of hood. If I cut it like this it will end up short so I measure the outside edge. I add the extra to to the curved part of the hood which was around two inches. I never add to the straight parts of the hood as they are constant.
Third I cut out the the side profile. This will be used for the two sides and front.
Fourth I layout pattern on the zinc sheet and give a 1/2” extra on the sides to allow a proper soldering seam. I notch every couple of inches to allow an easier bend.
Fifth I roll it on the slip roll.
Sixth I bend the 1/2” flanges over and dolly it out with a 16oz. planishing hammer. The front does not have the 1/2” flange.
Seventh I carefully clamp the front and sides together and spot solder everything together. Then I use a soldering iron (150watt black beauty) to finish out all the seams.
Eighth sand out seams.
Ninth finish it out with 320 grit da Sanders then go over with fine scotch brite per customers specs.

Obviously there’s a lot more to it but it gives you a general idea.
Only allowed ten pictures so I left out the trim. It was cut to size, polished then hammered. After that I taped it all up and bent it up on my hand brake.

Total construction time was 50 hours.

I keep trying to post video of the soldering process but it doesn’t seem to work.

Thanks for looking.

— 1 month ago with 49 notes
Pure zinc hood I made for a client in Chicago. 42” x 42” x 23” deep.Polished then hammered trim then formed trim. All zinc was 16 gage.

Pure zinc hood I made for a client in Chicago. 42” x 42” x 23” deep.

Polished then hammered trim then formed trim. All zinc was 16 gage.
— 1 month ago with 17 notes
#interiors  #interior  #kitchen  #kitchen design  #kitchen decor  #architecture  #babcock metal works  #range hood  #zinc  #zinc hood  #weld porn  #handmade  #blacksmith 
Love working for myself again but sure do miss my old job at Uintah machine and manufacturing. 
This is a portable turbine lathe we built for onsite power plant work. The owners had that can do attitude that has kept them in business for 40+years.
It can’t be done was simply a challenge to them.

Love working for myself again but sure do miss my old job at Uintah machine and manufacturing.
This is a portable turbine lathe we built for onsite power plant work. The owners had that can do attitude that has kept them in business for 40+years.
It can’t be done was simply a challenge to them.

— 1 month ago with 10 notes

3D Sheet Metal Forming Shinkansen 打ち出し板金 新幹線E4系MAX やまびこ (by Yamashita Kogyosho)

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Publik coffee roasters slc. My most recent project. Started last August while working my 50 a hour week full time job. One month ago I quit and now work full time for myself again after leaving Georgia 3 years ago and heading west to Utah. My company Babcock metal works has been on hiatus for that time and now we are back!

This was a fun project and the people at Publik coffee roasters are great. Their coffee is amazing and what a cool vibe. The building is large and houses the roastery in the east end and a 5000 sq. ft. special events facility on the west end. If your in SLC check them out. Will post more pictures soon.

We designed and built all 160’ of interior railing. Railing was made of old oilfield pipe. We built main entrance facade and weathered new corrugated tin. We built point of sale bar and also built 3/8” plate bar tops upstairs that attach to wall and railing. We also built various tables and built ins with more to come.

Also thank you to my 500+ followers. I hope to give little insights into the world of metal.

— 2 months ago with 25 notes
#fabrication  #metal work  #railing  #coffee  #coffee shop  #coffee roasters  #accent tables  #tables  #custom metalwork  #babcock metal works  #babcockmetalworks.com  #public coffee  #bar top  #recycled  #reduce reuse recycle  #interiors  #design  #architecture 

How to bend stainless steel or other metals when you need a good sharp bend and don’t have access to a press brake.

I should add I used a cutoff wheel on a 4 1/2” grinder to score the metal which was 16ga 304 ss about halfway through. My bending bar is 1 1/2” square 6061.
— 2 months ago with 42 notes
#how its made  #welder  #tig welding  #stainless  #stainless steel  #fabricated  #fabricator  #econo  #finishing  #interiors  #interior designer  #interior design  #architectural  #architecture  #kitchens  #kitchen  #remodeling