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On occasion it may be desired to face a cutting or sharp wear edge with hard facing material (Stellite for example). This can be accomplished by simultaneously welding two pieces and then breaking them apart. The pieces will need a chamfer or small radius at the weld joint. Make sure that the pieces are butted together firmly to avoid getting weld down past the chamfer. Any weld that makes it past the chamfer will make the breaking apart less of a sure thing. This method is attributed to the late Art Nickle of Nickle Engineering in Saginaw, Michigan. Art used it on the flailing blades of the corn grinders that he manufactured.

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