Archive for September 2008

more on railing

Here are some pictures of the railing in construction. One nice thing about Iron is you can fill gaps by welding and grinding. It is very different from wood, as you can easily fill a 1/8 to 1/4 inch gap with the weld. As a matter of fact a gap in the joint makes the weld stronger as the space insures that the metal is bonded totally rather than just on the surface. If the gap is bigger just use some scrap iron. The last picture shows the finished railing.
Unfortunately I didn’t check codes and we won’t be able to use it.

going together the finished railing

Rod starts fabricating the railing for Jeremy’s Garage

Nothing cuts through steel like an Oxy-Acetylene torch

There won’t be enough steel for the whole railing, but there will be enough to substantially contribute.