I do love getting stuff free, thats the best kind. It does however suck sometimes. Like when you need 7 feet and all you have is three 3 foot pieces. Its better after yesterday since I found a butt joint fixture. OMG this thing is so so cool. Its just a heavy chunk of aluminum that is milled or forged or both so that you can clamp the two pieces and still allows room for welding. I used it today, it was just 1/8" angle but there was no distortion or draw from the heat. I hope to try some 1 1/4" square tube tomorrow. I'm not sure that I actually got that much done today but it looks and feels like I did.