The Press Brake And Other Machines Used In Metal Bending

Interested in learning how to mig using spray transfer? Maybe you are not even sure what spray transfer is. Don’t worry. I am about to explain how to mig with spray using down and dirty plain talk.

Welding a frame together is not that bad. It first involves, obviously, getting all the pieces to the right length and shape. Then hold them all together, and tack-weld the frame together. The biggest trick is getting everything to stay straight and flat. I typically use a homemade jig and clamp the pieces together. Then I weld the frame up solid after I have tacked it together.

But first some background. Ducane was originally a family owned Sheet metal fabrication Bayswater company based in New Jersey and founded in 1946. In 1968 it moved to South Carolina, and in 1975 they introduced their first line of gas grills. In 2000 Ducane was bought by Weber-Stephens Products, the maker of Weber grills. Ducane has over 30 years of experience and the high-quality assurances of Weber making it a trusted brand in the U.S. – so much so that in a recent survey over 75% of Ducane grill owners said they would “definitely” replace their current grill – if the time came – with a new Ducane.

If you repeat something over and over and over and over, your body gives out at some point. After cutting up these table parts, I knew I couldn’t go on doing this for a hobby. I knew something would have to change or the new hobby would break my body.

There are some locations where hot work cannot be performed at all. For example, in areas near where flammable liquids are present and vapors may be present, hot work should be avoided. Often the fabricators will have to be creative to perform the work without the usual cutting, welding or burning. Parts may have to be bolted or clamped in place rather than traditional mounting methods.

The first thought for many is; I’ve worked with wood before, building projects around the house, or I have welded steel and worked with metal around auto repair and restoration. This may lean you towards wood construction or metal, but think of it this way. You are going to have a learning curve with any construction type if you have never built aircraft before, so be open minded to other materials. All types can be learned by the average person and do not take many special tools, mostly tools you may already have, if you like to build and repair things.

So there you have it. If you ever walk up to a small aircraft and push on the skin of the plane, you won’t be surprised if it feels like canvas. What would you build your homebuilt aircraft out of?