Join Date: May 2016
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Bikes: Motobecane Mirage Road Bike, Schwinn Sprint Fixed Gear Conversion, Townie
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Thin wall practice
I am about to start building my first steel bike with bronze fillet joints and looking for a bit of practice on thin wall tubing. I have built a good amount of bronze-brazed steel furniture, but it has all be pretty thick stuff (1/16-1/8") and I'm afraid of blowing a hole through the tubing or scalloping a joint. I just want to get a little bit of practice making sure I make good joints before ruining any good tubing.
What materials should I pick up for this practice? Should I buy a couple tubes from a supplier and chop them up to try to fit them together? Other ideas?