Are you ready to rock? Learn the tips and tricks to Welding Steel Rockers – Details for Success, in this short video tutorial by artisan Mitchell Dillman.
So it looks like we’re getting closer to wrapping up all the new step-by-step blueprints and complete Do-It-Yourself furniture kits here at LogFurnitureHowTo[dot]com…and as promised, we’re going to be uploading tons of valuable new information for those of you making your own modern-rustic log on steel furniture for your selves, friends and family.
So without delay, here’s the first of many quick and easy looks at some of the tried and tested methods Mitchell has come up with over the past couple years that will make your job of welding up those steel rockers a breeze.
Watch Welding Steel Rockers – Details from Mitchell Dillman (without music!) and learn the tricks to fabricating your Rock-n-Logs rockers in record time.
It’s An Oval
For starters, use a piece of cut-off from your original rolled 2″ tubing to mark out your notches before welding the legs to the framework. You will quickly see, it’s an oval not an exact round circle. Mark, notch and cut the radius in each leg prior to welding. You will “tune-up” the cut after the frames are welded together. Watch Advanced Angle Grinder Techniques for DIY Welding Projects to learn a down and dirty method for nothing the legs prior to welding on the seat and back frame.
What’s Your Angle?
One of the easiest ways to hold your rockers in place while welding is to have a piece of angle iron, or upright fastened to the edge of your work table. This will allow you to easily fasten the rocker to the table using a basic C-clamp. Now you can take time to remark and make the final cut to your legs.
Closing the Gap
After tack welding your rockers in place, front and rear, you will notice there is still a fairly good size gap between the rocker and outer edge of both the front and rear legs. That’s nothing to be concerned with. Simply notch the leading edge using your angle grinder and an extra thin cut-off disc. Then, using a hammer, bend the tubing downward onto the rocker. This will virtually eliminate any gaps making is a breeze to complete the welds.
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