I thought there was a post on this recently but I can't find it, so here goes.
I'm mounting two 10" wheels to the rear of my engine hoist, using 3/4" crs for the axles. My design requires welding the end of a L-shaped rod to the bottom of the 3/4" axle. I made the "L" rod parts, and when I bent them using O/A they cracked (very upsetting) at the bend, so I just filled in the weld with steel filler. When I tried to position the rod I had trouble so I tried a magnet. The bar was not magnetic! It turns out it is SS. So much for pulling something out of the scrap bin!
Any recommendations on welding the SS rod ends to the CRS axles? I will be using TIG, and have both plain steel and copper coated, not sure what alloy. I was planning on trying the uncoated.