I’ve loved working with metal since I learned to weld more than two decades ago. Almost anything we can imagine can be fashioned with welded steel, or at least the structural framework to go inside. Using EnRoute to design files and the new MultiCam plasma cutter to cut the pieces has raised the art to a whole new level. It takes minutes to design the cutting files and only minutes more to cut the pieces. Best of all they only need a touch with a sanding disk to make them ready for production.
The jet pack studio chair is now in progress. I popped a sheet of 1/8″ steel on the plasma this morning and set the machine in motion. I waited for the first to cut and then started work at the welding table.
The edge pieces for the curvy web legs were hand formed from 1.5″ x 0.125″ mild steel. These pieces were cut a few inches long, formed and then tacked into place. I then used the MIG to throw a quick bead on each side. Once they had cooled I trimmed off the excess.