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Thread: Stick Welding Steel to Cast Iron + Clamp Mini-Project

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    Stick Welding Steel to Cast Iron + Clamp Mini-Project

    Goodmorning everyone!!


    So, this is my latest mini-project:





    Recently, I wished I had a way to tack things to the "inside" of my table... Too far from the edges to conventionally clamp them... And this is what I came up with...


    I bought a BESSEY 8" C clamp from the local lowes, spark tested it to determine it was malleable iron, and then cut if off and simply 7018'd it to a couple scraps of mild steel plate, which I can tack anywhere I need to...


    Anyway, the clamp welded very well... It was my first time welding malleable cast iron, and first time welding dissimilar metals...


    And I got another tool for the shop... I'm pretty happy with how it came out


    Just thought I'd share... I'm probably not the first one to come up with this idea... Hope you guys enjoy the video, and have an awesome weekend everyone



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    I like it! I guess I will be building me a couple of them. Way to go ChuckE
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    Good idea, I'll probably wind up with a couple of them too.
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    Great idea. You've got another person who's going to make one.
    Is it OK to want to break something just so that you can weld it back together?

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    hahaha, cool idea Lanse !! I guess I'll be making too a couple of those clamps,

    Thanks for sharing your cool ideas here man !
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    Haha, glad y'all like this little project!! It was fun to make... Thanks for watching

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckE2009 View Post
    Goodmorning everyone!!


    So, this is my latest mini-project:





    Recently, I wished I had a way to tack things to the "inside" of my table... Too far from the edges to conventionally clamp them... And this is what I came up with...


    I bought a BESSEY 8" C clamp from the local lowes, spark tested it to determine it was malleable iron, and then cut if off and simply 7018'd it to a couple scraps of mild steel plate, which I can tack anywhere I need to...


    Anyway, the clamp welded very well... It was my first time welding malleable cast iron, and first time welding dissimilar metals...


    And I got another tool for the shop... I'm pretty happy with how it came out


    Just thought I'd share... I'm probably not the first one to come up with this idea... Hope you guys enjoy the video, and have an awesome weekend everyone


    i really like this video awesome and helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckE2009 View Post
    Goodmorning everyone!!


    So, this is my latest mini-project:





    Recently, I wished I had a way to tack things to the "inside" of my table... Too far from the edges to conventionally clamp them... And this is what I came up with...


    I bought a BESSEY 8" C clamp from the local lowes, spark tested it to determine it was malleable iron, and then cut if off and simply 7018'd it to a couple scraps of mild steel plate, which I can tack anywhere I need to...


    Anyway, the clamp welded very well... It was my first time welding malleable cast iron, and first time welding dissimilar metals...


    And I got another tool for the shop... I'm pretty happy with how it came out


    Just thought I'd share... I'm probably not the first one to come up with this idea... Hope you guys enjoy the video, and have an awesome weekend everyone


    video is really nice and helpful because it shows the desired steps for welding steel to cast iron

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