I'm trying to learn fillet brazing, thus my several threads regarding them. My goal(at this time) is to construct fillets that are small, strong, and need little if any filing. With each of my practice sessions/exercises I'm slowing learning how to work the mtl, recognizing the color at which it flows, and how to move it around. Obvioiusly I have a sh#tload to learn so bear with me as I will continue to post pictures and ask questions.
these are the two tested
The set up is shown in the pics, a vise and a 1/2" x 3' pipe.
this shows the amount of deformation, perpendicular to the tube axis, until failure, I pulled in several increments until I heard/saw the break and stopped
and this is the failure, as soon as it happened
and pulled open
this is the other fillet pulled parallel to the tube, again pulled until it failed, then stopped
first practice tower, a little over 1"