Plans: 1. Finish the stirrup. Status: Complete. The stirrup had been held together with bolts and temporarily installed. I was waiting to have it welded before finishing the installation. It occurred to me the other day that I should be able to braze it instead of welding. Looks like I was right. The brazing operation went really well. I painted it black and installed it permanently. The main thing I wanted to do was provide a more finished look as opposed to a bolted joint.