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  • Tig Brazed Helmet Hook Kit.

    A few years ago, I purchased a Hel-Hook Steel Welding Hanger Kit from Jody’s Weldmonger store. For the past 2-1/2 weeks I have been recovering from my Hernia operation, but I am getting stir crazy, so I decided to TIG braze the kit together. The kit comes with plasma cut steel parts that fit perfectly together, which are shown below.

    1. Helmet hook kit
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    Brazing works better if the parts are clean, so I sanded the edges of the parts that will be TIG brazed.

    2. Sanding side of U-piece
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    3. Sanding inside of U-piece
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    5. Sanding edge of fingers
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  • #2
    A few years ago, I purchased a selection of Silicon Bronze welding rods. I selected the 3/32” diameter rod.

    6. Silicon Bronze brazing rods
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    In hindsight I might have been better off using the 1/16” rod, because I nipped the edge of the steel parts in some cases. Of course, once I got the feel for the Silicon Bronze rod, I was easily able to stay away from melting the steel edge even with the 3/32” rod, as you can see below.

    7. One joint brazed
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    And here the Helmet Hook is all done and mounted on my cylinder.

    8. All done
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    9. Mounted on cylinder
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    Last but not least here is a picture of the helmet hook in use.

    10. Helmet hook in use
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    -Don


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    • #3
      Nice job!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by smawgmaw View Post
        Nice job!
        Thanks, it gave me the opportunity to TIG braze using Silicon Bronze. It is a good application for TIG brazing, because the plasma cut parts pretty much held themselves together, so there is very little demand on the braze joint.

        -Don
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        Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
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        15" Drill Press
        7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
        20 Ton Arbor Press
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        • #5
          Clever use of otherwise wasted space. Thanks for the pictorial!

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          • #6
            Nice job Don.

            That tig brazing is fast too. When I built the belt guard for my compressor, I tacked it together with er70-s2 and then tig brazed it out with silicon bronze. My plan was to lessen the distortion so it stayed straight and looked nice. Not only did I zip through that job, at the end, had zero distortion. And as the part heats up it goes even faster.

            I wish I was as patient with the picture taking as you are. You always do an excellent job of documenting your work.

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            • #7
              And while were on the Silicon Bronze subject of which I've used allot ..........I just ran across this :ERCuAl-A2 Aluminum Bronze A2 Copper TIG welding wire..........that is great for welding cast iron..on AC Tig
              with a little preheat..

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