I’ve posted here quite a few times on the escapades of Gilbert’s Auto Repair, but of all that we’ve done in the shop, we haven’t yet tried welding. Partially, that’s been from a slight fear of the unknown and/or lack justifiable reason to buy a welder. That latter reason may have elapsed.
Above, we have the joint between the chair back and the chair base. The part is a C‑shaped bend of metal that has been sheered on both sides by the chair back (making it structurally unsound). I’m posting this partially as a discussion with my Dad and partially out of interest to the group.
Princess Auto, our favorite Y chromosome Adult Toy Store… and Princess Auto sells a variety of Arc Welders … including a little unit that draws only 20A of 120V AC (as opposed to the 50A of 220V AC that some draw) and is only $129 at regular price. Combined with the possibility of fixing a $300 chair, this could be a good opportunity for a new tool!
For completeness, here’s the other side of the chair: