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TIG Brazing Project

  • 22 Sep 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Roswell Firelabs, 1601 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Roswell GA 30076
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02:00PM - 5:00PM: TIG Brazing Project

Are you intimidated by TIG welding? I don't blame you if you are. As a TIG welder, I know that there are many things you have to do simultaneously to make a quality TIG weld.

I designed this class to give you a little experience behind a TIG torch, without having perform a bunch of simultaneous precise actions:

I will set the machine up so that you don't need to worry about knowing any welding settings.

We will be braising with silicon bronze instead of welding. This will make it a lot easier for us to do “Do Overs” if we mess up. We won't be melting the base steel at all.

We will be using a hand switch instead of a foot pedal, so you have one less thing to do while you're holding the torch.

We will be using a “Lay Wire” technique, so you won't have to worry about feeding with one hand while you're holding the torch with the other.

We will let the TIG welder pulse the arc for us, which will give things a nice look.

Braising isn't as strong as welding, but it's plenty strong for the project we will be building: Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer). You will get to take your project home with you as a souvenir.

Students do not need any prior metalworking or welding experience. This class will NOT fully teach you how to weld but it will be a great exercise in how to control the torch, which is a great first step toward quality TIG welding.

Be advised: Students must bring safety glasses, work gloves, closed-toe shoes, long pants, and long sleeves. Cotton and leather clothing only (no polyester). If ALL attendees are not dressed appropriately, the class will be rescheduled. For the best experience, buy yourself a pair of TIG gloves. You can buy a pair at Harbor Freight or your local welding supplier.

The class is taught by Paul Teal, who designs, welds, and sells steel balloon number frames.

Minimum Age: 13

Each class is individual in this series, you are not required to attend previous sessions nor are you missing anything by choosing any individual session.

Roswell Firelabs
1601 Holcomb Bridge Rd

Roswell, GA 30076

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