I just finished making my first welding V-block. I need a bunch of these for a project and just couldn't buy them where I live. Frustration leads to invention - and I thought I would share.
The base is 1X2" channel. I welded on some 1" angle and spaced it off the side by the thickness of my square. This left a gap in the middle for the 2" angle. I carefully ground the top of the channel and the base of the angle flat with my 12" disk sander. I put on an inch of weld to hold things in place as I didn't want to warp the angle.
Then I cut out the fillet in the angle and ground the front and back flat.
Here's the finished project. I tested the top of the 2" angle and it was perfectly level with my bench - close enough for welding.
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Thread: Welding V-Blocks
05-04-2010, 07:56 PM #1Member
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05-04-2010, 09:18 PM #2
Great job they look like they will work well...BobBob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
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07-12-2012, 10:14 PM #3Member
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Well thought out, a similar construction could be used to make a centre
08-18-2012, 10:03 AM #4
Coburn you built what I had been thing about. Well thought out as well as well done.