The earlier version involved cutting the nails and brazing the pieces back in place. I wanted to try an all-welded construction. The welds are all done from behind the finished surfaces, except for the weld in the center that is covered with brazing rod for decorative effect.
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Step 1: What you will need
I am using a flux-core wire feed welder, some holding jigs I made, some brazing rod with a MAPP gas torch, a wire wheel, and some spray shellac. I will also add a loop made from a small nut welded behind the nails and some bent wire for hanging on the wall.