I finally got around to have fee time to my self today. I thought I would
teach myself Brazing. I did weld everything I set out to weld on with out
them falling apart, but I could not get the stacked dime affect. I used a
victor #3 with the O@3ish & A@5 at first I think I had the flame turned up
to high then lowered it to about 1/4 to 1/2" flame like in a cutting head
flame. I think it have the hang of it on the most part. I also did some used
horse shoes to make bridle and halter hangers just by cutting one shoe in
almost half and brazing it to another that is flat. I made a couple singles
and a double holder, I then drilled holes for mounting on the wall. I then
took them down out were we board our hay burners and showed them to a couple
other boarder and I think I have some customers @ $5.00 and 10.00. Now I
have other ideas floating around, also make things of their choice for the
boarders using their shoes as they come off their own horses. (kind of a
personal touch to them)
The Q is, does brazing rods come in other colors so the weld braze does
not stick out like a sore thumb? I was thinking of just leaving them
natural, no paint. If not I will have to spray them or dunk them in a 5 gal.
bucket of paint.
Sorry, just a thought...... I could use the mig but I was having fun with
the O/A and practicing at the same time.
On the barrel I turned the (A) just a smig 1/8 - 1/4 turn , and used the
(O) to bring the two flames together. I did them at a low setting and 1/8
turn Giving a 1/4 flame and high setting 1/4 turn giving a 1/2 flame on the
shoes. am I suppose to have a dime stack appearance if done right?
I am left handed so I have the barrel in my right hand, I tried left to
right and right to left and seem to do better left to right. Am I doing it
right from what I described?
I would like to see a video to see if I am doing it right.
18 years ago