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Originally Posted by stryped
What do you mean?
Fillet brazing involves carefully mitering the tubes for a close fit and then brazing them together without lugs. What fietsbob means is that tube angles are not limited to the lug angles when the joint is fillet brazed. The downside of fillet brazing is that the technique requires lots of practice to get a strong, nicely contoured fillet.
Example of fillet brazed joints by framebuilder Dave Kirk:
Here are head tube to top tube joints using brazed lugs, TIG welding, and fillet brazing:
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Last edited by Scooper; 07-15-11 at 02:48 PM.