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Welding Shafts Together
When Myron J. Helms, Brookville, Ind., has to weld two broken pieces of shaft together so the break will hold - on a drive shaft, for instance he's sure that it will, thanks to his welding procedure. He drills a hole into either end of both drive shafts and fits a small rod or old drill bit into the hole, depending on the size of the shafts being joined. Before pushing the two pieces of rod back together, he bevels off the corners of the broken edges to a 45? angle for welding. "Makes for a tight joint that's stronger than before," he says.

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #4