I first learned about tig brazing with silicon bronze while I was moonlighting at a sheet metal fab shop.
Owner brought me a hydraulic tube from the forklift that had sprung a leack and was worn paper thin and also handed me a piece of silicon bronze filler rod. I show a mockup of that repair in...
The ABCs of welding are Always BE Comfortable. Finding a way to prop when you are welding overhead can be the main issue and makes a big difference. Sometimes you might even need to use a clamp to prop on . whatever it takes to get comfortable.
Dimensional restoration is a big part of aerospace maintenance.
A whole lot of aerospace tig welding is restoring worn metal.
And that often involves being able to weld a very small bead on an edge.
The thinner the metal, the more difficult it is so its good to start thick and work your way dow...
TIG Welding Carbon Steel lap joints 11 ga cold rolled 2F
For 11ga cold rolled steel lap joints its all about torch angle and arc length.
Torch angle is pretty forgiving provided your arc length is tight.
So what is tight enough? The electrode diameter or less works for me