Hey guys, I'm starting my second project on stainless my first one was a pretty good success but I used 20g sheet metal and I don't have the ability to weld that yet one of the guys at DME had to go over it again in pulse to fix the damage I caused. Now I'm stating a stainless tool box which I will be doing myself with no help (other then the person who bent the sides I'm not allowed to use the press yet.) He also helped me with picking out the size etc. I'm going to be done of it hopefully early next week and at that point ill post pictures of both results. But could you explain to me how I can weld the 12g to 16g I realized id have to put most of the heat on the 12g (for the sides of the box) when I weld the joint I want to make sure I don't burn through it or warp it. I'm going to be trying welding a little and cooling it down with compressed air, I'm hoping that will solve my problem. any advice will be greatly appreciated I don't get to work on it again until monday which I'm really bummed on so I have the weekend to plan what I will be going through with doing. so thanks in advanced for the advice I will hopefully be getting.
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Thread: Stainless project
05-25-2007, 06:23 AM #1
05-25-2007, 08:06 PM #2
if you want to minimize warping dont rely on compressed air, you will want to clamp it in every way possible
as for the actuall welding, its not so bad, im shure you will figure it outmm210
05-26-2007, 03:04 AM #3
Compressed air will make oxidation occur more rapidly. It won't look as good and will lose some of it's ability to combat corossion.
05-26-2007, 12:53 PM #4
weld a little at a time and weld all the sides evenly so do a little on one side and a little on the other .Millermatic 135
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05-26-2007, 02:02 PM #5
i would do lots of small stich welds moveing around to alow it to cool of inbetween welds. spread the heat out and move it around.
you will be back purging it right???thanks for the help
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05-26-2007, 07:31 PM #6
Thanks everyone for your advice everyone I'm thinking doing little stitches and ill post the pictures as soon as its done. Thanks guys again!