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Valerie WeihmanRock - Friday, September 9, 2011 - 10:45pmWelding gas welding | oxy-acetylene | welding | welding torch
Here is a step-by-step guide for setting up oxyacetylene equipment. It is a really handy reference, good refresher and also a confidence-builder for new users.
First check over the condition of the equipment. Are the cylinders chained to the cart? Are the torch valves closed? Are the hoses in good condition?
tduerig - Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 2:31pmoxy-acetylene | stainless | steel | TIG | welding
Howdy ArtMetal folk. I dunno if I'll ever update this blog but I love browsing and will likely continue to update my picasaweb album as I go (see signature).
Figured I'd start with a post of a tiny history with a couple images.
lesliereilly - Monday, December 13, 2010 - 3:54amJewelers Studio in the Woods Acetylene | oxy-acetylene | torches
it's a quarter to two in the morning. i have just found this neat site and i am so glad i stumbled upon it!
right now though i am thinking about future tool purchases for my studio as i slllooooowwwwlllyyyy but surely build/rebuild my studio. Pricing benches, torches, flexshafts... (all that fun stuff!)
Ed Cox - Monday, April 26, 2010 - 7:00pmSculpture Gallery | brazed steel | oxy-acetylene | wall hanging
Freddy - Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 7:14pmSculpture Gallery | bending | oxy-acetylene
metalmonkey - Friday, November 14, 2008 - 3:55pmWelding furniture | oxy-acetylene | rebar
warren - Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 11:00amSculpture Gallery | Horse | oxy-acetylene | steel | welding
QuiQue - Friday, January 19, 2007 - 1:55pmOT: Sandbox YAK | Welding dragon | oxy-acetylene | welding | YAK Gallery
"Destragon - the destroying dragon" was created by applying successive oxy-acetylene weld beads over a steel skeletal armature one bead at a time. Over 70 hours of welding were put into this dragon during my initial schooling. What's interesting is that the learning curve is shown in the final dragon. I started with uncontrolled weld beads at the tail of the dragon, and ended with controlled scales at the head. The wings were made of sheet steel with a "buttering" of bronze weld rods over the sheet metal.