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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.

Oxyfuel Setup

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?


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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.

i should know the answer to this! But...

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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!)


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This is my first sculpt with the O/A set up.


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This is my first anything and its just lots and lots of 1/4" rods bent with the heat from a torch and layed next to eachother and then welded together very simple but very time consuming. Its just one big weld.

welding rebar w/ oxy-acetylene

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Hello everybody-
I have found answers to my questions (thanks) but have one I can't seem to find. I have been making chairs out of rebar using a wire-feed welder but want to start using oxy-acetylene - just because I like fire... I have done some cutting and brazing but mostly just stuff I hang in the trees in the back yard, nothing I want to sit on. So, my question is what size tip should I use w/ my (medium-duty) outfit? And are there any tricks to welding rebar?

Steel Horse

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Steel Horse

Horse is 11" X 13" from puddle welded steel.

Destragon - the destroying dragon

OT: Sandbox YAK | Welding | | |
Destragon - the destroying dragon

"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.