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Good Youtubes for learning metal fabrication & repair skills

 
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All these guys are expert…


Very practical stuff about homestead-oriented metal fabrication processes. What’s good is that the guy is going to add more vids in this series:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/130534089176778078/

This guy, too, is a trained and experienced welder. For very far-ranging and detailed how-to on welding, per se, this is a very good series:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/user/ChuckE2009[/youtube]

Sometimes you need to join metal of different sorts - two different kinds of steel, steel to brass, etc. Or maybe just brass to brass. Sometimes you might need to repair cast iron. And gas-torch brazing is the way to go. This vid shows and explains good stuff (first part of the vid the sound is slightly substandard, but be patient):




Please add your own favourite audio-visual sources for learning these sorts of skills.
 
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A lot of stuff can be learned from a site called “WeldFever”.


WeldFever Youtube channel

These are the videos the guy’s put up so far:

https://www.youtube.com/user/WeldFever/videos?spfreload=10


Here's another good channel, Welding Tips & Tricks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/weldingtipsandtricks


I think I should mention that companies that manufacture welding equipment (such as Hobart, Lincoln, etc) have made instructive videos available online. Use Google or whatever search engine you like to locate these.


Note: Always learn the basic cautions and safety procedures first if you're exploring welding techniques on your own.
 
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For you homesteaders who, like me, may have a basic sort of shop with basic equipment for practical metal work, this video could be interesting.  I know it was for me.

This guy shows how to build a simple shop stool, with metal legs & structure and a wooden seat.  (Besides a bandsaw, he uses a fancy CNC setup to finish the seat — but that’s a mere frill… you can make a simple, straighforward seat that would function just as well.)

What I like is hiw he shows all the little techniques and set-ups he uses to put the stool frame together.  These amount to visually conveyed tips that can help in many fabrication projects.  You can see how he’s improvised certain things, and this conveys the principles that can be adapted in many situations.

 
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Here’s a little device that you can make for yourself.

It’s an easy-to-make gadget that converts your angle grinder into a versatile stationary grinder.   The construction concept is simple, and the result is the grinder is then easy to mount securely in a bench vise.  There’s often an advantage in the horizontal grinding surface, as compared with an ordinary “bench grinder”, and the mounted angle grinder’s other advantage is that it uses disk “heads”, which are much more quickly changeable than bench-grinder wheels.

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