Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Beginners Fab Episode 7: Full Handrail Project
In this full version of Episode 7 for Beginners Fab, I have taken the time to show how the process came about from conception to completion. You'll see how and why, I designed like I did, and also learn some principles needed for any fabrication work that you may do in the future.
I also take you through all the fabrication process, giving you general tips on tacking up pieces, starting your weld with a used rod/electrode, tips on how to draw/cut your lines with an angle grinder, and a simple way to get the angle needed for weld something flush on a piece of tube.
Since this tutorial is a bit long, I'm not only leaving you with the episode embedded below, but I'm also giving you links to the different sections of the video. This way you can come back at any time and finish the video from where you left off, or re-watch just one portion of the tutorial.
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Designing the Handrail
Starting the fabrication
Cutting the tube and wedge
Marking and centering the base plate
Tacking up the base plate
Refining the top angle of the vertical tube
Tacking the vertical tube to the spine