Steampunk Glass and Gear Tables

About: i am an artist and musician. i make things of use out of things that no longer have use. i think the hip term is "upcycling." i post a lot of inspirational and entertainment videos on youtube.com/timsway. oc...

found alloy gears, angle iron and glass discs become cool, little accent tables - with only one major hiccup along the way. thanks for watching - tim

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    so... im sure some one will correct me on this... but those are gears ... so its probably more dense hi carbon tool steel... so you need a good tig or higher power stick welder...

    i wish you could have done this with out making the brackets to bolt on...

    i have heard of people doing this but heating up the tool steel to red hot with a torch first... then put the other piece on and try welding again

    either way... i like it... cool stuff bro

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    carbon steel is a good guess. it was slightly magnetic. i'm not a metal connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination and all i know about welding is what i can glue together with my little mig. it sort of stuck, so maybe more heat would've done the trick. from what i understand (which, again, is little) you can make anything stick with a tig!

    the girl who bought them actually liked the bolts, so everyone wins ;-)

    thanks for watching man! -tim

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    Reply 4 years ago

    well good... as long as everyone is happy.

    im with you I have a gasless flux core mig from sears and I just stick things together and stay away from zinc...

    but yes a tig or going gas and solid core mig could get the job done just enough. but a 220v mig will get it too.

    good luck on this comp. I will be entering soon too.