No matter how monumental any task may seem, if broken into small, bite-sized pieces, you will devour it in no time…
Watch as he shows how to box metal tubing by welding caps to the 1″x 2″ seat supports and 2″x 2″ legs.
Today, we are set up out in the shop working on the steel legs for our log furniture. We are boxing out, or capping the ends to all our square tubing. If you want to learn how to box metal tubing, now would be a good time to take a look over my shoulder.
The first step in the process is to cut the pieces that you will need. Here we are using a piece of 1″ x 2″, 18 gauge, American forged, steel tubing and another piece of 2″x 1/8″ strap for the cap. The strap has been cut smaller than the over-all width of the 1″x2″. (cut the strap approximately 1/4″ smaller than the outside width of tubing)
Cutting the strap smaller than the tubing will allow you plenty of room to weld.
Here’s one we’ve gotten started, let’s go ahead and finish this weld.
Now, let’s do one of the legs.
Here we are using 2″ x 2″ tubing and the same 2″ strap for the cap. The strap has now been cut on an angle to match the compound miter cut of the leg. Again, we’ve made sure to cut the strap considerably smaller that our tubing. You will see this leaves plenty of room to fill with weld.
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