layering metal

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Post by buellfun » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:23 pm

So if you need a piece 1/2 thick is it ok to weld 2 pcs 1/4 thick together

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Re: layering metal

Post by concrete guy » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:11 am

In most applications I would say yes and you might also want to throw in some rosette welds.

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Re: layering metal

Post by buellfun » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:30 am

Well i will put up drawings of what i am doing, thanks for your input Scott.

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Re: layering metal

Post by BIGJIM » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:19 am

Whatca makin'?
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Post by buellfun » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:54 pm

Some springer parts. I have started on a few will get my son to post a pic.

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Re: layering metal

Post by joechop » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:04 pm

hmmm... springer parts? not trying to be a wise ass but why not just get 1/2" material? what will the laminated plates be used for?

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Post by buellfun » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:35 am

well i guess i am a cheap ass.....i will be make a front leg support and flat spuds for the legs.

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Re: layering metal

Post by buellfun » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:29 pm

here are the parts so far...
springer part's2.JPG
show the rear welded and the front part beveled
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Front prepped on left and cut pcs on the righ below that a rear ready to be fitted right of that a rear on welder
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Re: layering metal

Post by gww25 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:56 pm

The problem I see on what you're doing is that most of the weld will be ground away in the dressing process leaving little if any real metal joining the two plates. Maybe I'm missing something but that's what it appears like to me.

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Re: layering metal

Post by concrete guy » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:11 pm

Plenty of rosette welds is what I would be doing. If you think about roof truss girders, all they are is trusses stacked together will a specifiec nail pattern. Bevel your edges well, rosettes and I think it would work.

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Re: layering metal

Post by gearhead1951 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:38 pm

if yer gonna grind 'em smooth , first cut all facing edges to a 45 degree angle so that when you put them together you have a 90 degree slot to fill with weld THEN drill a few strategic holes thru it to fill up (rosettes) !

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Re: layering metal

Post by buellfun » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:41 pm

all parts were v'ed the welded. will also plug weld.the weld in the pic is the second pass.

thanks for all the input.

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Re: layering metal

Post by Maxthegardener » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:40 pm

Laminated Plate mmmm..theres food for thought? :popcorn:

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Re: layering metal

Post by joechop » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:13 pm

Gary said where I was headed...

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Re: layering metal

Post by buellfun » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:40 am

so when I checked the v'ed part the v turns out to a 1/4 " wide and 3/16 deep. so would it be better to weld them and round the edges instead of grinding flat.

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