callum Posted October 5, 2006 Share Posted October 5, 2006 slightly off topic, but there lots of people iwth lots of welding experience here and something i dont understand. was welding some threaded rod this evening, two bits of m4 side by side, for a model at uni. i thought i'd do it at home rather than filling out 16 health and safety forms and waiting ages to do it at uni. was just going to tack it together and wound the current down (arc welder) from what i had been using for welding 2mm steel... blob, blob, drop i'd managed to cut it in half by mistake and had barely touched it. i managed to weld them together buy being ultra delicate and not without chopping two little end bits off though. it also looks really carp. is there something odd about threaded rod? really carp heat distributor or something, or made of poor steel? was using the 1.6 sticks i had been using on the 2mm sheet steel, i thought i would have been able to turn it up a bit, not have to turn it down and still be able to do lightsabre impressions. i'm just kind of learning to weld so anot at all experienced, but have welded up plenty bolts and captive nuts before without fuss. i think i'll stick to the uhu for this stuff though. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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