full time metal fabricator/artist

Oxy Acetylene heat treatment

rose bud

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.

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