Monday, March 10, 2008

Finished the grooving and more!

This weekend I finished the grooves, Had some chattering until I centered the cutter very precisely and then it cut beautifully. Welded some ends on the tube - my first stainless steel welding with mig. It too worked beautifully although the welding seemed pretty hot. Might be due to using regular mig Argon mix (75% AR, 25% CO2) rather than the tri-mix you are supposed to use with stainless. I was too cheap to buy a whole tank for two minutes of welding.

The piece is going to be a chandelier and in a few weeks when I get all the crystals hung on it I'll post a pic.

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