Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Step 1 ... after drilling & countersinking

I had a piece of 5/8" rod left over that I clamped in the vise ... the important thing was to check it from all sides with the square ... just to make sure it is vertical to the vise top.

Then I slid one of the washers down the rod to the top of the vise ... followed by a 3-1/2" length of the black pipe (note pilot hole already drilled through the pipe).

I then clamp my welder ground to the top of the exposed rod ... and weld the washer to the pipe ... starting on this side ... then going to the direct opposite side ... and then alternately welding the ones in between ... until I have at least 8 welds connecting the pipe and the washer.

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