Hi all - just ordered a basic model Crossfire and am anxiously waiting for it to arrive!
My background - I have been a hobbyist welder/fabricator for about 15 years. I took a bunch of welding shop class in high school and shortly after purchased a Craftsman (rebranded Clarke) 110v MIG welder and a small oxy/MAPP torch set that got me by for a while and allowed me to stick metal together in my trailer park yard.
Since then I have moved, built a 30x40 shop and upgraded to a Miller 211 welder, plus several AC/DC/inverter stick welders, large oxy/acetylene torch set, Hobart Airforce 500ci plasma cutter, and a Hypertherm PowerMax 380 plasma cutter. Plenty of air at my disposal, I have a 60 gallon Rolair compressor.
My fabrication jobs are usually projects like bumpers, rock sliders, axle/engine swaps, etc. I am constantly in need of shock tabs, mounts, little pieces, etc that I have traditionally made on my Swag table or with a sawzall, grinder, etc. Most of these are easy and cheap to just order but I’d like to be able to make them myself as well as more complex projects like signs, artwork, tools, and a thousand other things I’m sure I will come up with.
I have some experience with CAD software but will have to brush up on it a bit. I took a couple semesters of that in high school and have only used it a handful of times since - fingers crossed I remember how to use it.
Anyway…looking forward to being a member of the group.