Amazing Seat Post Transformation to Bronze, S2-E71

See a traditional Herreshoff seat post upgraded to bronze. In this episode of The Art of Boat Building boat builder, Bob Emser fixes a broken seat post. The original seat post which was made of steam bend wood. When the post broke Bob designs and builds a new design using sheet silicon bronze is shaped and silver soldered together. Follow along as Emser explains and demonstrates how to silver solder.

0:00 Introduction
3:10 Making a Template
4:50 Cutting Silicon Bronze Plate
9:10 Fitting the Brackets
11:00 Cleaning up the Bronze
14:27 How to Silver Solder
23:00 Final Polish
23:46 Bracket Installation
24:50 Adjusting the Fit
27:52 Filling Old Holes and Paint
28:15 Final Installation
30:10 Conclusion

“If you’re going to make it, make it beautiful.”
-Bob Emser-

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Author: Rich