Ken Kelley Posted July 24, 2008 Share Posted July 24, 2008 OK guys, I've got the parts for the base and the upright cleaned up so my next task is to weld up the base. I've been pondering on this chore and thought I would bounce my ideas off you and see if you agree with my procedure. When laid side by side the gap between the rounded corners of the heavy wall 2" tubing looks vaguely similar to the V formed by the edges of two plates when I was practicing my closed root plate welding technique. What I thought I would do is do a root pass with 3/32" 7018 and follow that up with a couple of passes using 1/8" 7018 rod. I think I'll chain weld it and alternate sides to keep from warping the base. I'm worried that running continuous beads might cause some warping problems and that doesn't seem like it would be good. Whadda ya think? I'm open to any suggestions. K Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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