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#1 Szymon Bielesz

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 09:53 AM

Looking to purchase a c-stand cart.

Can anyone recommend a durable & sturdy c-stand cart?

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#2 timHealy

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:59 PM

http://www.backstage...alog99.htm#Grip
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#3 Daniel Wallens

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 09:49 PM

http://www.filmtools...tcarts.html#top
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Posted 01 June 2008 - 04:13 PM

http://www.modernstudio.com/

I got mine from Modern Studio Equip in L.A.

Their website is awful, but I like thier gear. Download the pricelist spreadsheet at the bottom of the home page. Actual prices are 10% less than published I think.
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#5 Szymon Bielesz

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 11:10 PM

Thanks a bunch!

Tim, how many stands does the modern studio cart hold?

Edited by Szymon Bielesz, 01 June 2008 - 11:10 PM.

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#6 Tim Tyler

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:31 AM

Tim, how many stands does the modern studio cart hold?


12.
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#7 Paul Bruening

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 12:05 AM

It doesn't take long to learn how to weld gasless with a mig welder. I taught my wife how to do it for her sculpture class in one afternoon. You can rent them (mig welders, not wives) at many tool rental places along with the circular saw and grinder. You can pop together carts that sell for $1,700.00 for about $200.00, wheels, shelves and all. I know that's the long away around the mountain. But, you can save some real cheese on equipment acquisition if you learn to weld.
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#8 Hal Smith

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 05:26 PM

You can rent them (mig welders, not wives) at many..............

Obviously you haven't checked out "Exotic Services" in your local Craigslist listings.

Back on topic: It's well worth using gas with a MIG, no slag and much prettier welds. I've got a 140 amp 120V Hobart that does a real pretty job. Once or twice I've wished I bought the slightly stouter 210 amp 240V version of my welder but it's real convenient to be able to run a welder off just about any AC outlet available.
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#9 Paul Bruening

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:30 AM

Hey Hal,

Are you an argon or CO2 man?

That's why I recommended gasless and the grinder: wire brush for slag and stone for spatter. My welds are sloppy-ass ugly to look at but none have EVER broken. I'm like you, I stayed with 120V so I could plug-in anywhere. I learned on a Lincoln, cracker box, stick welder but really prefer the convenience of wire feed. I never pop anything thicker than 3/8" anyway. Mostly it's 14-16 gauge square tube stock. Lately, I did some 1/4" angle stock for a makeshift dolly and the fluxcore .035 did just fine. I also popped together the stage-rail system for the telecine/scan rig. I should be able to post some pics of it soon.
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#10 Hal Smith

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 09:30 AM

Hey Hal,
Are you an argon or CO2 man?

C25 (75% Argon/25%CO2) for steel, Argon for AL. I've got a tank of CO2 in case I have to weld some thick steel but haven't used it very often. I learned gas welding and brazing back in my boy racer days, a neighbor of mine does some fabrication work and he taught me basic MIG welding when I bought my gear. I picked up MIG pretty quick since running a puddle along a weld with a MIG isn't a lot different than gas welding.

I bought my tanks from Airgas. I don't use enough gas to make renting the tanks a practical deal, demurrage would eat me alive if I didn't own the tanks.
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#11 Szymon Bielesz

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:22 AM

Thanks for the suggestions!
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