Archive for March, 2010

TIG Welding – First Results

TIG Welding - First Results

Well to be honest these are not my first results but the first ones that I was not too ashamed to publish. Here’s the welder and the thermalite and slab of steel I’ve been using as a mini welding table.

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TIG Welding thoughts on grinding tungstens

TIG Welding thoughts on grinding tungstens

I’ve been reading a little on preparing the tungstens for TIG welding (GTAW). The tungsten in your TIG welder is a critical component and the correct grinding will affect the ease of use and the quality of your weld. Most

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April Events at Kew Bridge Steam Museum

April Events at Kew Bridge Steam Museum

The Kew Bridge Steam Museum has regular steam events when their large pumping engines are brought into action. In April there are a couple of special events. On Sunday 4th April 2010 there is the Stirling and Hot Air Engine

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Gatergrotto MetalWorks – Sculpture from reclaimed materials

Gatergrotto MetalWorks - Sculpture from reclaimed materials

This week, I got a chance to quiz Tim Adams from Gatergrotto Metal Works. Tim is a self motivated artist working with metal, rock and salvaged parts. He uses a mixture of tools and techniques from his “redneck forge” for

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Welded Flea Sculpture

Welded Flea Sculpture

The welded flea sculpture made as part of my Artist Welding course at Chelsea is now finished. The slate base has been drilled and filled with epoxy and the mounting plates screwed down to it. The backlegs were also tied

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