April 22, 2011

What’s on the bench today…


Actually, this is stuff scattered on my welding table, which doubles as a workbench a lot of the time. Hassan’s main triangle (mostly mitered, but not quite done), a seat tube for Anthony, some seatstays – and a bunch of random tools. Yes, I use cotton gardening gloves to weld. Yes, I regularly catch them on fire. And finally, yes, my old welding teacher would probably have a heart attack if he saw me TIG welding in a t-shirt and shorts, with gardening gloves. C’est la vie. Believe it or not, you can use the argon from the welding torch to put your hand back out really nicely – you just have to be careful about the arc…