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In a small village in Egypt lived two orphan boys, Set and Amenhotep. They always watched out for each other, well past their years of childhood and into their time as young adults.

One day, the two were walking outside the village when they saw a crocodile trapped in a poacher's snare. The two young men, sympathetic to a creature in need, approached the crocodile and released it from the trap.

Once freed, the crocodile transformed into a wispy, glowing fairy! "Thank you, young men" said the fairy "Your hearts are truly selfless, and I will grant each of you one wish. What are your names?"

"This is my friend Set, and you can call me 'Ep'" said Amenhotep. "Very well, Ep" said the fairy "What is the desire of your heart?"

"I wish I was the strongest man in the world!" Amenhotep wished. "Very well" said the fairy "but you must always use your strength to help others". Smoke gathered around Amenhotep, and when the smoke cleared Ep was 7-foot-6 and rippling with muscles.

The fairy turned to Set "And what is your wish, Set?" Set responded "I never want to be poor again! I wish for money!" "Very well" said the fairy. Smoke gathered in front of the two of them, and when the smoke cleared a small elf remained, bowing to the two boys. "Greetings, sirs! My name is Elmon, and I am here to serve!"

"Elmon is an expert in all things money" said the fairy "He will help you make wise decisions and turn any business profitable, but will only help you so long as he is only asked to do good for your fellow man".

Amenhotep and Set were inseparable. True to his word, Amenhotep used his great strength to build many houses for people in need. Set helped, as well, but his comparatively small size next to the now massive Amenhotep earned him the nickname "Imp". With Elmon's financial savvy, the two started a non-profit dedicated to building houses for the less fortunate, and Elmon kept all their paperwork in perfect order.

Years passed, and the two lived very fulfilling lives helping the homeless. Amenhotep met a girl while building houses and the two got married and had a beautiful baby boy, Josep.

Ep and Set's business expanded globally. 15 years passed and Amenhotep grew kinder and more generous, giving to people in need at any of the places he went to build houses. Set built a campus in Cairo for the headquarters of their business, and directed global efforts. Over the years, Set lost touch with the people he was helping, and became more focused on business expansion and money of the business.

As all fathers do, Amenhotep wanted his son to eventually take over the business and help the next generation of needful people find purpose in their lives. He sent Josep to the the HQ in Cairo to learn business from Set. Once there, Josep was surprised to find that much of the financial success was due in large part to the financial savvy of Elmon, the elf.

Josep spent months at HQ learning how to run the business. While there, Set decided that it was time to expand the company into a more profitable venture. Instead of building houses for the needy, he drafted up a plan to buy up land around urban areas and construct rental properties at expensive prices while preventing construction of new, affordable housing. He sent Josep with the proposal to Elmon to determine the financial logistics.

Upon reading the proposal and its ill-nature's effect on Set's fellow man, Elmon keeled over and died, instantly.

Josep was shocked, and ran to alert Set right away, who wailed in dismay at the loss of his financial mastermind. In a rage, he accused Josep of killing Elmon, and sent the teenager to jail.

Amenhotep, hearing of the distress, caught the first flight back to Cairo to find himself neck-deep in a legal battle between him and his old friend.

Without the financial and legal savvy of Elmon, Set's case was a mess. Amenhotep, distraught, tried to reason with his childhood friend. "Come, Imp, release my boy and call off the lawsuit. Let's use our energy to help those in need and not further what we both know is a fruitless path".

Set refused, furiously gathering circumstantial evidence to bring to the court to frame Josep for Elmon's murder.

The case was brought before the court, but Set's claims were weak and unsupported. The judge, thoroughly disgusted with the lack of evidence from the prosecution, dismissed the case outright.

Obviously, Ep's teen didn't kill Imp's elf.
 

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In a small village in Egypt lived two orphan boys, Set and Amenhotep. They always watched out for each other, well past their years of childhood and into their time as young adults.

One day, the two were walking outside the village when they saw a crocodile trapped in a poacher's snare. The two young men, sympathetic to a creature in need, approached the crocodile and released it from the trap.

Once freed, the crocodile transformed into a wispy, glowing fairy! "Thank you, young men" said the fairy "Your hearts are truly selfless, and I will grant each of you one wish. What are your names?"

"This is my friend Set, and you can call me 'Ep'" said Amenhotep. "Very well, Ep" said the fairy "What is the desire of your heart?"

"I wish I was the strongest man in the world!" Amenhotep wished. "Very well" said the fairy "but you must always use your strength to help others". Smoke gathered around Amenhotep, and when the smoke cleared Ep was 7-foot-6 and rippling with muscles.

The fairy turned to Set "And what is your wish, Set?" Set responded "I never want to be poor again! I wish for money!" "Very well" said the fairy. Smoke gathered in front of the two of them, and when the smoke cleared a small elf remained, bowing to the two boys. "Greetings, sirs! My name is Elmon, and I am here to serve!"

"Elmon is an expert in all things money" said the fairy "He will help you make wise decisions and turn any business profitable, but will only help you so long as he is only asked to do good for your fellow man".

Amenhotep and Set were inseparable. True to his word, Amenhotep used his great strength to build many houses for people in need. Set helped, as well, but his comparatively small size next to the now massive Amenhotep earned him the nickname "Imp". With Elmon's financial savvy, the two started a non-profit dedicated to building houses for the less fortunate, and Elmon kept all their paperwork in perfect order.

Years passed, and the two lived very fulfilling lives helping the homeless. Amenhotep met a girl while building houses and the two got married and had a beautiful baby boy, Josep.

Ep and Set's business expanded globally. 15 years passed and Amenhotep grew kinder and more generous, giving to people in need at any of the places he went to build houses. Set built a campus in Cairo for the headquarters of their business, and directed global efforts. Over the years, Set lost touch with the people he was helping, and became more focused on business expansion and money of the business.

As all fathers do, Amenhotep wanted his son to eventually take over the business and help the next generation of needful people find purpose in their lives. He sent Josep to the the HQ in Cairo to learn business from Set. Once there, Josep was surprised to find that much of the financial success was due in large part to the financial savvy of Elmon, the elf.

Josep spent months at HQ learning how to run the business. While there, Set decided that it was time to expand the company into a more profitable venture. Instead of building houses for the needy, he drafted up a plan to buy up land around urban areas and construct rental properties at expensive prices while preventing construction of new, affordable housing. He sent Josep with the proposal to Elmon to determine the financial logistics.

Upon reading the proposal and its ill-nature's effect on Set's fellow man, Elmon keeled over and died, instantly.

Josep was shocked, and ran to alert Set right away, who wailed in dismay at the loss of his financial mastermind. In a rage, he accused Josep of killing Elmon, and sent the teenager to jail.

Amenhotep, hearing of the distress, caught the first flight back to Cairo to find himself neck-deep in a legal battle between him and his old friend.

Without the financial and legal savvy of Elmon, Set's case was a mess. Amenhotep, distraught, tried to reason with his childhood friend. "Come, Imp, release my boy and call off the lawsuit. Let's use our energy to help those in need and not further what we both know is a fruitless path".

Set refused, furiously gathering circumstantial evidence to bring to the court to frame Josep for Elmon's murder.

The case was brought before the court, but Set's claims were weak and unsupported. The judge, thoroughly disgusted with the lack of evidence from the prosecution, dismissed the case outright.

Obviously, Ep's teen didn't kill Imp's elf.

Holy...


Fucking...


Shit...


Dude...


That was pure genius right there.
 

LeftyJason

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Kind of drunk right now, so here is a pic of a BIG welding electrode...

The BIIG stick... 3/4 size. 1000 amps. 39" cellulose based flux. 60-something...



I want to borrow one just to lug in to the shop on April Fools day.
You should put that in the Welding metal working thread.

Did a little searching. There is a cor-met f25 electrode that size. Forge die repair.
 
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Kind of drunk right now, so here is a pic of a BIG welding electrode...

The BIIG stick... 3/4 size. 1000 amps. 39" cellulose based flux. 60-something...



I want to borrow one just to lug in to the shop on April Fools day.
Welding supply store that used to be on one of my routes had one of those on the wall. Always wondered if it was real and if so how big of a welder was needed to pull it.
 
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Can you imagine dragging the cables around for that? What gauge would it be?
 

Blue Sky Country

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Welding supply store that used to be on one of my routes had one of those on the wall. Always wondered if it was real and if so how big of a welder was needed to pull it.

I was amazed when I saw it too. Ordered a pack of 3/32" e6013s earlier and that image just popped up when I was looking to see if a sale on Lincoln Electric Fleetwelds are still going on at a local supplier. We learn something new every day.


F-25's appear to be the Solothurn S18-1000's of the arc welding world.
 

Blue Sky Country

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Can you imagine dragging the cables around for that? What gauge would it be?

From the video it did not seem to be a really formidable cable feeding that bazooka... At the same time though, welding power supply is usually low voltage, despite high current. Inverters take the raw input from the source and dump voltage to increase amperage. My Amico and Lincoln Electric buzz boxes give off around 25 volts DC at 100 amps. Input is 230 volts AC at 30 amps or 115 vAC at 18-20 amps. The power cords for the units are pretty impressive and if you want to use extension cords, they must be 12 gauge or lower. The stinger and ground clamp cables though, are less impressive, despite up to 5 times as much current going out to the workpiece...
 

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Safety Warning

We have been advised that the bubble wrap we use is manufactured in Wuhan, China

Your are advised not to 'pop' the bubbles for fear of releasing the air that was trapped
during manufacture which may contain the corona virus

Do not dispose of the bubble wrap in waste bins send it to The Minister for Health at your Countries Government offices who will arrange safe disposal


In a joint statement, the federal Minister for Agriculture, Drought, and Emergency Management David Littleproud, the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham and Minister for Health Greg Hunt have warned about Chinese imports.
"Until the coronavirus is contained, imports from China and any country that uses Chinese part will be required to be decontaminated. Large warehouses are being appropriated," the press release said.
"Emergency Management Australia will be coordinating actions. Supply delays of 2-6 weeks are to be expected. We will decide what comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come."

This country is going mad.....
 

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I am sure there's space for you. But you are going to have to bring your own cigars.
When you get to Hell if you can't find us. We will be in the front room smoking cigars. Listen for the laughter and pull up a seat.
Will do homie. If I end up there first, I'll post it. As many members as we have going to hell around here, I'm sure hell has wifi