[python] Re: welding

  • From: Tom <zzed28@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: python@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:44:20 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Brian,   

  I have built a couple of recums, and the best thing I ever did as far as 
welding was concerned, was tack it together since I had a buzz box, then take 
it to a pro welder.   I can recommend something even better though, also, learn 
to build the necessary jigs out of wood and take the works to a prowelder.  

Even though a pro does the work, without a good jig, youre likely to have 
things welded slightly off location and then either cut apart to reweld or 
straighten the parts manually.  The pieces for a python are likely to be 
difficult to tweak manually without a lot of help.

--- On Thu, 3/26/09, BRIAN N SMITH <briannsmith@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: BRIAN N SMITH <briannsmith@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [python] welding
To: python@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009, 12:13 PM

Dear Pythonauts,
After 70+ years of cycling I bought a rear-drive under-steer Actionbent 
recumbent  <www.actionbent.com> and now have more than 32,000 km virtually 
trouble free. It is a delight to ride - so why should I pine for a python? But 
I do. Even now in my 81st year.
I have a garage load of scrap bikes and parts but no welding experience and a 
budget that will not stretch to TIG nor MIG.
I can buy a "buzz-box" new for $79 or an AC/DC welder for $104.
Is DC a real advantage?
I have some confidence that by sufficient trial and error on scrap tubing I can 
teach myself to weld - classes at a distant technical college are not practical 
for me.
If any have the time to advise on how "to get my feet wet" I will be most 
Regards to all
Brian in SC


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