layering metal

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Re: layering metal

Post by gww25 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:07 pm

For those little tabs I would strongly suggest that you recut them using 3/8" (or 1/2") material to begin with as they probably won't be flat by the time you weld them together and then grind them down. This is one instance where taking a shortcut may not be a good idea even though in theory it will work.

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Re: layering metal

Post by Maxthegardener » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:12 pm

Could you get fancy with some flush head rivets??

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Re: layering metal

Post by buellfun » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:12 am

Ok I will quit being a cheap ass. I guess i will learn how to use that 4th axis on the new mill. I was trying not to use any machine.

hell we will keep the pcs around for some large tab or brackets.

and as to the rivit, i was going to heat a grade 5 bolt then flaten the back side.


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Re: layering metal

Post by joechop » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:29 pm

....glad to hear

I think you'll be happy you went the non-laminated route

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