I am in the throws of building out my printshop. Today was my day in the metal shop. Along with a pal, we welded a steal chassis for my wayward sink legs. I still have to prime and paint it to avoid rust, but this was a very productive and successful day of work.
Beyond my undying gratitude for the skills, patience and pedagogy of Andrew O I was bowled over by the magic of arc welding. I might not be satisfied with just dragging a squeege over a screen now that I have used electrodes and gas shields.
Here are a few shots of our endeavors.
my new favorite blue object:
Upside down sink.
AO's best move. Steel is no match for it.
What could be more beautiful than a circle of sparks?
I think we need more drills:
Arc Welder my new best friend:
This is AO's nice looking weld:
This is my first weld:
After a little more angle grinding, and drilling-we have a finished product.
I am impressed with physics once again.
the welding itself was impossible to photograph:
so here is an image from wikipedia, enjoy.