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Paul James
03-17-2007, 12:07 PM
I have a small bracket to weld on to my lathe stand. Will welding on the stand cause any issues with the lathe? Such as sticking any parts together due to the current travel.

Thank you,

scott96088
03-17-2007, 12:20 PM
I have a small bracket to weld on to my lathe stand. Will welding on the stand cause any issues with the lathe? Such as sticking any parts together due to the current travel.

Thank you,


Ground your welder close to the weld on the lathe stand and all will be fine.

If you ground to the lathe and weld on the stand then you would be arcing though the lathe and it's parts.... Not a good Idea...

Scott

Swarf&Sparks
03-17-2007, 01:27 PM
Yup, I occasionally tack parts in the lathe, with the TIG.
As Scott mentioned (reversed in my case) as long as I ground the work, not the machine, all is good.