1985 - Volume #9, Issue #4, Page #28[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Welding Shafts TogetherWhen 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 ù 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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