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> Newbie DIY question
ludders1
post Jan 13 2021, 10:09 PM
Joined: 13-Jan 21



I am at home with loads of time on my hands and want to make a fireside club fender from steel. This goes in front of a fire and will be about 1.4m long and .4m tall with a seat on top. The joints would be T joints, base to verticals and then verticals to the top which would have a piece of wood mounted and then padded for the seat.

I can source the steel but welding (Mig?) or brazing is my question? If this project works I would do others. My question is which joining method I should use. I last did this sort of thing in Metalwork at school.

My concerns are strength of the unit, cost of the equipment, area to work in and clean up of work prior to painting it.

If Mig should I buy new? If brazing are the kits on the internet good enough to get this size of work hot enough.
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