Thursday, October 30, 2014

How to weld a rolling ball sculpture - Part 2: welding a T-joint

Here's artist Tom Harold's second instructional video on how to make welded rolling ball track sculptures. This video covers the basics of welding a T-joint, a commonly used joint in rolling ball sculptures. In the video, Tom shows the proper way to prep parts, tack weld, weld with filler rod, and the details of a track clamp -- one of the special tools he uses in making ball tracks.

See more work by Tom Harold on his web site.

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Anonymous Tom Harold said...

Thanks very much for the post, Dug! I do hope that this video will help some folks who are getting interested in building rolling ball sculpture. Nothing like this video existed when I started, and I thought it needed to be out there to give some folks a hand.

November 1, 2014 at 2:31 PM  
Anonymous James Bejamin said...

This is a great video, thank you for share.!

January 5, 2015 at 1:13 PM  
Anonymous Jenni said...

Its a very helpful and well learning video you have shared. Thanks for sharing.

December 22, 2016 at 10:42 PM  
Anonymous Aiden said...

Very informative video. thanks for share.

July 13, 2018 at 6:57 PM  
Anonymous Drillly said...

Much appreciated particularly for the post, Dug! I do trust that this video will help a few people who are making history ball mold. Not at all like this video existed when I began, and I thought it should have been out there to give a few people a hand.

August 25, 2019 at 6:01 AM  

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