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How do I attach 2 pieces of metal together without a welder and still be structurally sound? Answered

I want to play around with building a recumbent bike and a rear steer trike type bike but I dont have access to a welder, would gorilla glue or a jbweld like epoxy be strong enough to use?

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Gostomski
Gostomski

1 year ago

For me, all my friends, when they do such alterations, they only weld

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evanengineer99
evanengineer99

1 year ago

Welding is probably the best way to assemble a bike. It could be dangerous to glue a bike together because glue does not penetrate the metal like a weld would. It is far better to weld or braze metal or use bamboo than to try and glue a frame together, its simply not strong. Once you got a welder you wont be as dependent on buying expensive fasteners and hardware, you can make your own

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knuckel
knuckel

10 years ago

one simple word, duck tape

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Kiramacy8
Kiramacy8

Reply 2 years ago

That's 2 words

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lynxspore
lynxspore

Answer 4 years ago

two words mf

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kkralik
kkralik

7 years ago

Hi. How would I attach 2 pieces of metal together without using anything but the pieces themselves and be able to take the pieces apart as well? Can I make finer/box joints or jigs or some sort of joinery method? Any suggestions please. Thanks so much

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james4
james4

10 years ago

get 2 screws and matching nuts , drill 2 holes and pu the nuts on then 4 extra support maybe duct tape orwell idk thats my answer :)

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The Lightning Stalker
The Lightning Stalker

11 years ago

By the time you buy enough epoxy, rivets, and bolts, you could've already bought a cheap stick welder and some rods.

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bellinghammakerspace
bellinghammakerspace

11 years ago

Brazing or soldering... It's like welding but much cheaper. Or just buy a welder... once you start... you will never stop.

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Hansj3
Hansj3

12 years ago

tube and sleeve, if the part you are trying to join is hollow you could put a tube or bar stock into it and secure it with a drilled hole and bolt, or even jb weld. the tube or bar stock would be the structural component.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

12 years ago

Bolts or rivets. Get an engineering manual (Machinery's Guide, for example) in order to do the calculations you will need to be safe.

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TheGasMaskGuy
TheGasMaskGuy

12 years ago

Try some QUIKSTEEL Epoxy. It's like a putty, you cut off what you need, and you kneed it with your hands. it doesn't take long for it to set, but holds just as good as a weld does. You can even use it underwater. It's pretty good stuff. You can most likely find it at a hardware store, or possibly even wal-mart.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. A lot of epoxies will be too brittle for use on a bike. Most glues will not be strong enough (although I have zero experience with Gorilla Glue). . Binary Boy's bolts (or screws) and clamps should work well for proof-of-concept but probably won't hold up to hard use. . klee27x's brazing idea should work best but if you don't have access to a welder, you probably can't get your hands on a good torch.

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DaNerd11
DaNerd11

12 years ago

try the JB weld. works for me ussually.

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klee27x
klee27x

12 years ago

Google "brazing, silver soldering, silver brazing."