Oxy Acetylene heat treatment
In this picture I’m helping a student that didn’t adequately clamp down their work and the plate warped. So we broke out a “Rosebud” tip for an Oxy Acetylene torch and got the metal to bright red hot (approximately 1300 degrees F). After the part that was warped was hot enough, a few gentle whacks with a hammer shifted the entire plate back into place. After it was cooled down, a quick grind and the student was able to continue with their project.
This entry was posted on October 18, 2013 by DuckRoll Designs. It was filed under portfolio and was tagged with art, fabrication, fabricator, metal, metal art, metal sculpture, metal work, mig welding, portland, steel plate.