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amkysbike 600x506 How To: Weld a Custom Bike Frame

mz aug metalworking 150x150 2 How To: Weld a Custom Bike Frame
Anyone who’s tried it knows that “pipe” or “tube welding” is an art that takes a while to master. This outstanding phototutorial by Amy Qian won’t substitute for the hours of practice needed to draw a good bead around a fishmouth seam, but if you’ve got the chops and are looking at making a bike frame, she’s done a great job of documenting her own process. The wheels she’s used are Harbor Freight cheapies with refit bearings! [via adafruit]

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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