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Tig Brazing with Silicon Bronze for light duty fixtures


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Silicon Bronze tig brazing rod has lots of uses.

like build up of worn areas on thin wall tubing, or joining copper alloys to themselves or steels.

But one use is for light duty fixtures.
Silicon Bronze has a much lower melting point than carbon steel and that allows for less heat input and less distortion. read more

TIG Welding CArbon Steel parts and Black Oxide Coating Process

TIG Welding CArbon Steel

Parts used for tooling often require a black oxide finish.
After these parts were tig welded, they were bead blasted, and then coated with black oxide.
That begins with a boiling degreaser, then rinse water, then black oxide coating, then rinse again, and then a penetrating oil followed by an oven bake. read more

Dual Shield Flux Core Welding Basics

see part 2 here

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BAsics of Dual Shield Flux Core Welding.
In this video, I discuss the importance of using the right drive rollers, the right size contact tip and stickout, the right polarity for E71t-1 wire, Resources for the right settings, and more…

the technique for flat and horizontal tee joints is pretty simple….just drag it in there.
But for vertical uphill welding with dual shield flux core, a slight manipulation of the arc using a series of triangles worked best for me. read more

More Tips for Scratch Start Tig, Some Stick Welding, and a Tiny welder


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A few more tips for scratch start tig welding along with walking the cup, stick welding, and welding with a tiny welder.

Scratch start tig can be done using almost any old DC stick welder.
But there are also some very affordable inverter welders that also work very well and are much more portable. read more

Scratch Start TIG

Going over the basics of hooking up a scratch start TIG to a DC stick welder.

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