When I was doing my welding certificate at the College of NW London all those years ago, I found the most challenging technique to be oxy-acetylene or gas welding. Mainly because I had real trouble in seeing the weldpool properly, MIG was just so much easier. Saying that I still passed the certificate.
Watching Malcolm using the TIG welder brought back all those horrors – it was the difficult bit of MIG with the difficult bit of gas all rolled into one. If I had attempted to weld ROJ myself it would have ended up looking like the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. The aluminium body is far more susceptible to distortion under heat that steel.
I think Malcolm was also pleased with his efforts as he’s written it up on the MIG welding forum:
I have also had drummed into me the importance of the door gap, get that right first and work on everything else from there.
Before I can take time off again to dress the welds, fill and rub down the body, I’ve got three meetings to organise in parliament for the Landmine charities and an exhibition of Giles Duley’s photographs in the Upper Waiting Hall.