[AMRadio] Anyone Want To Do Some Welding?


Mark Foltarz Foltarz at rocketmail.com
Wed Jul 28 11:11:32 EDT 2004


Don,

   Hop over from Pittsburgh to Cleveland and I'll put the torch to work.  I'll
make another one for this ht9 getting the workover this winter.

   de KA4JVY

   Mark


--- David Knepper <cra at floodcity.net> wrote:

> Looks like a great project for these heavy boatanchors.  The dolly should
> come with a hoist to pull these heavy units up in the air for attachment to
> the dolly!
> 
> Just kidding.
> 
> Dave, W3ST
> Publisher of the Collins Journal
> Secretary to the Collins Radio Association
> www.collinsra.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Merz Donald S" <merz.ds at mellon.com>
> To: "'Amradio (E-mail)" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>; "'Glowbugs (E-mail)"
> <glowbugs at piobaire.mines.uidaho.edu>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 11:43 AM
> Subject: [AMRadio] Anyone Want To Do Some Welding?
> 
> 
> During my long-awaited and far too short vacation this month, I dropped in
> on Morry, K3DPJ. He's been fighting through a lot of health problems but
> seems to be in good spirits. Morry is a mechanical and electronic wizard who
> has done precision work for a glowing list of clients. For fun, he built
> steam engines and boilers from scratch. His workmanship is incredible.
> 
> Morry is also an active ham, boatanchor restorer and quite knowledgeable
> about hollow state and solid state repair. Like many of us, he's got a lot
> of projects going on at once. One of these is a rebuild of a Gonset HF amp
> using 4 811As in a grounded grid configuration. But I wasn't so much
> interested in the Gonset as I was in the rig holding the amp's chassis.
> 
> Morry built himself a thing to hold almost any chassis and allow it to be
> rotated into several different, convenient positions. The thing is
> simplicity itself. It starts with a $29.95 engine dolly from Wal Mart.
> Bolted onto that is Morry's chassis jig which is welded together out of
> ordinary steel angle iron and square tubes. The chassis is held on by some
> sort of machinists clamps that he showed me--I forget the brand name but 3
> of them held that Gonset chassis like glue. The width of chassis that can be
> accommodated is adjustable.
> 
> If a person could weld, and has a way to cut and drill the steel, I am
> guessing it would take maybe an hour to build one of these and something
> less to turn out copies. Morry said that he would be willing to produce some
> drawings in AutoCAD if anyone was interested. But he doesn't have time to
> devote to building them himself.
> 
> Well, boo hoo--I can't weld and have none of the tools necessary to do this.
> But I want one of these. So I thought I would throw the idea out to the
> list: If I get these drawings from Morry, is there anyone on the list who
> might also want one and who could take on the welding and cutting work?
> 
> 73, Don Merz, N3RHT
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