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Old 07-05-2005, 06:48 PM
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Well boys and girls......we don't talk about brazing very often, so I thought I'd start a little thread for those of us that like to braze !

My dear sweet Niece (Doc J's little girl) had a buckle off of one of them high-falutin' purses that the youngsters are buying now......guchee, or gachee......something like that.

It broke......and Uncle Marko brazed it back together.
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Old 07-05-2005, 07:02 PM
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I got my initial introduction to welding with a Lincoln Tombstone and a gas torch. The old man that taught me started me out gas welding in steel and brass. My first project was spliting the cast iron exhaust manifold on an old Chevy pick up and running duel exhaust. After a week of practice he let me try my truck. It turned out good and sounded even better. I had a pair of 36" long Smitty glass packs. 2" pipes out the back. Does that bring back memories. The old man gave me a word of wisdom.....NEVER put brass where you can put steel.
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I got my initial introduction to welding with a Lincoln Tombstone and a gas torch. The old man that taught me started me out gas welding in steel and brass. My first project was spliting the cast iron exhaust manifold on an old Chevy pick up and running duel exhaust. After a week of practice he let me try my truck. It turned out good and sounded even better. I had a pair of 36" long Smitty glass packs. 2" pipes out the back. Does that bring back memories. The old man gave me a word of wisdom.....NEVER put brass where you can put steel.
Sonds like the old timer that taught me how to braze 30+ years ago,,When i clean ot the storage container,,I show a pic of my pre heater for some 18" thick connecting rods we had to braze!!You earned your money those days,,Jack
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Old 07-05-2005, 07:49 PM
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I was afraid I was gonna' put too much heat to it.

I put the 00 tip on the torch, calmed the gas-flow down to a bare whisper.....and it worked great !

Used Forney solid Brass brazing rod (bare), with Forney powder flux.

Finished it with the good ol' Dremel !

*It's not perfect, but it's better than throwing it away * !
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I got my initial introduction to welding with a Lincoln Tombstone and a gas torch. The old man that taught me started me out gas welding in steel and brass. My first project was spliting the cast iron exhaust manifold on an old Chevy pick up and running duel exhaust. After a week of practice he let me try my truck. It turned out good and sounded even better. I had a pair of 36" long Smitty glass packs. 2" pipes out the back. Does that bring back memories. The old man gave me a word of wisdom.....NEVER put brass where you can put steel.
OMG I can't belive that Im that old.... have not heard the term "Smitty's" in over 40+ years. glass packs.... You have to love em.
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Nice job Marko,
Brazing is an underappreciated process. I always carry some covered rods in my truck for repairs of odd parts and mostly for repair of copper and steel air, fuel and hydraulic lines.
I used to make twisted copper snaffle bits and sliding gag bits with copper mouthpieces and brazed ends.
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SMITTY'S ?.......... guess I'm too young for that.

Good mufflers in my day were called "Cherry-Bomb", "Thrush".........and the like.......

I put a "Turbo" (muffler) on my Jeep, and it sounds pretty good......not real loud, but it definetly has a *HUMPH* to it !

I can't compete with Doc J.....HELL.....He carried me home from the hospital !
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Nice job Marko,
Brazing is an underappreciated process.........
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Nice job marko!!!!Brazing is becoming a lost Art.
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Thanks Paul......
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