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Nice, I figured you'd have the professional plasma cutter. I used to use the hypertherm 65 back when I was welding 5th wheel chassis. My razorweld 45 uses the same consumables as yours, best price I can find so far on those is 5 tips and 5 electrodes for around $20 on Amazon.

Nice to see you weld with blue too, looks like a multimatic 200
I've used a Hypertherm Powermax 800 and a 900 in the past. They were twice the size and weight, but this seems to work just as well, and is easier to use. The welder is a Millermatic 211.
 

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Just got done looking at a picture of one. Man they made the control panel completely user friendly, don't even have to look at your charts to set the machine up.
 

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I'd love to switch my hand torch for a machine torch, but I'd have to make the cash first with the machine in order for me to justify buying it. I did however opt for the torch height control, sets the z-axis all on it's own
 

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Hey man I just wanted to tell you I really appreciate you helping me with my project, not only do I have a cool ass gift my dad will love, but also that you gave me the tools I need to make my own signs and whatnot now. I have the primer on it I'll finish the rest of the painting this week. Cheers 🍻
Tire Wheel Bicycle tire Vehicle Automotive tire
Tire Wheel Land vehicle Fuel tank Vehicle
 

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you're a few pieces of round-stock short of a cool weather-vane....
 
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Hey man I just wanted to tell you I really appreciate you helping me with my project, not only do I have a cool ass gift my dad will love, but also that you gave me the tools I need to make my own signs and whatnot now. I have the primer on it I'll finish the rest of the painting this week. Cheers 🍻
You are very welcome. Your bike looks good!

As you obviously realize, there is no need for spokes. They disappear when the bike is moving anyway.
 

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Thanks man, I owe it all to you honestly. Not gonna lie, I used all of your designs as a reference. I can see why you said you were only doing these for yourself, it takes a long time to get everything drawn out and ready. But you could definitely make money on the side doing these
 

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Thanks man, I owe it all to you honestly. Not gonna lie, I used all of your designs as a reference. I can see why you said you were only doing these for yourself, it takes a long time to get everything drawn out and ready. But you could definitely make money on the side doing these
Everyone wants you to do one of their particular bike, and there are a jillion of them. It probably takes a full day from concept to cut piece. For what - maybe $25 profit?
 

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That is a solid point. It all depends on what you spend on the raw materials. I spent $3 on the 1' x 2' piece of 11 ga that I used, but that's only because I work for a steel distributor. I would totally hook you up with a killer deal if you were close. I can see people spending $100 on these easy
 

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If its a custom one of their bike, easily more... HD riders especially
 
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That is a solid point. It all depends on what you spend on the raw materials. I spent $3 on the 1' x 2' piece of 11 ga that I used, but that's only because I work for a steel distributor. I would totally hook you up with a killer deal if you were close. I can see people spending $100 on these easy
I don't think $100 (less cost of steel, consumables, etc.) is enough for a day's work. It costs that much or more to go out to dinner, or for a tank of gas. The only way to do it is out-sourcing it and having a reasonably large quantity of each shape produced. Look closely at this photo.

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No joke it's a lot of work. It took me the better part of a week to complete one, you of course have much more experience working with the software and such, I can only hope I become good enough to complete one in a day 🤣
 
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