View Full Version : fixed bowed square?

09-14-2011, 05:46 AM
the rectangle of my frame: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7377471@N04/6146141673/
bows up on the rear right corner by a half inch.
instead of laying flat.
does anyone have ideas how to fix it?
i realize now extra large C clamps would have held the thing down when i was welding. but i didnt have them anyway.
i use gas torch so everything gets really hot. also i had to put the whole thing on firebricks at the corners so the metal of the table wouldnt cool it down when i was welding it which i why i mentioned extra large clamps to hold it down.

ken will
09-14-2011, 07:21 AM
If all I had was an electric welder I would cut the corner that is holding Rear right corner up and re-weld.

But with a gas torch, I would put a couple of coins under the problem, rear left and/or the front right, put some weight on the rear right and use the torch to heat up the rear left and/or the front right, until the rear right corner comes down.

09-14-2011, 10:07 AM
thanks i will try that!