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Been doing a couple more of these crazy birds out of junk.
I like to recycle some bits of circular saw blade for the wings as in the second photo. After all, the teeth are already shaped like wing tips. Problem is, the spot welding is easy with the mig, but it takes very little pressure on the wings for them to break off. The weld is secure but it breaks just next to the weld. I guess saw blades are very high tensile stuff.
I haven't tried annealing the blades but perhaps that is the way to go. Any ideas?

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IronWolf is right on, Your not getting any penetration, Got to preheat especially with mig, It will just lay on the surface.Your birds really look nice Ausfire!


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