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Re: [norcalwinch] Project status...

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  • Marc Ramsey
    Thanks, Ken! I ve taken some recent courses in MIG welding, but I am also a beginner. There are lots of little things to weld that are within our skill
    Message 1 of 6 , Sep 8, 2009
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      Thanks, Ken! I've taken some recent courses in MIG welding, but I am
      also a beginner. There are lots of little things to weld that are
      within our skill levels, but the critical jobs will likely go to
      someone like the shop you suggested...

      Marc

      On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 10:16 AM, Ken Ward<kenward1000@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > I have a nice MIG welder to loan for the project.  My own welding skills are
      > beginner-level.
      >
      > There is a metal fabrication shop that I've used for various construction
      > projects, in Santa Clara.  It's called The Barnaby Company.  The owner, Tom
      > Keeble, is certainly capable of fabricating and constructing structures out
      > of square tubing and sheet metal.  The shop is located near Central
      > Expressway and Lafayette Street, just West of the SJC airport.
      >
      > Ken
      >
      >
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      > To: norcalwinch@yahoogroups.com
      > From: marc@...
      > Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2009 18:32:14 +0000
      > Subject: [norcalwinch] Project status...
      >
      >
      > Friends,
      >
      > While there hasn't been much discussion of the winch project lately, it is
      > still quite active. I've put together a web page that summarizes the current
      > state of the design at:
      >
      > http://www.ranlog.com/winch/
      >
      > The design is getting close to the point where it is time to start buying
      > the major components and cut metal. Additional expertise and resources will
      > be very helpful:
      >
      > 1. Machining, MIG welding, and/or general fabrication skills
      > 2. Engine/transmission knowledge
      > 3. Tips on suitable donor vehicles and drive train components
      > 4. Recommended local suppliers, fabrication shops, engine builders, etc.
      > 5. Legal and organizational help
      > 6. Suggestions, comments, brickbats, etc.
      >
      > Thanks,
      > Marc
      >
      >
      >
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