ThorsHammer82 Posted November 11, 2016 Share Posted November 11, 2016 So, I'm building some bar rails for a friend's tap room. (where you put your foot when you sidle up to the bar) I am making the rails out of 3/8"x1 3/4" flat stock that will be welded into a T to hold the length. I've got to join several pieces together in order to get the length I need. 1 or two welds on the top of the T (what people will really see). I can't forge weld yet, but I do have modern welding equipment so getting the pieces joined together isn't an issue. BUT I want to make it "look" like it wasn't welded and then weld ground down to make a flat surface. Before I get beyond a point of no return. Do any of you have any suggestions on how to make the weld "disappear" in the finished work? My thoughts were to weld the pieces, than grind them flat, then heat the joint up and hammer out the grinder marks. But I'm not sure what that would do to the piece as anywhere that's not been hit with the grinder will still have the mill scale... I understand that I could wrap the welds, but I'm hoping to make it look like one long piece at the end of the day. Before anyone asks, yes there is more than just a flat T. the ends of the two separate rails are scrolled, as are the feet that are mounted to the floor. Any way, thanks in advance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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