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Lets see YOUR WELDS!!!

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by wwjdweldingman, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Sep 20, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    I'll take pictures of some of the welds I did on the High School Dune Buggy project tomorrow.

    Not bad for only taking half a year of Welding.
     
  2. Sep 21, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    I want to learn how to weld so bad :(
     
  3. Sep 21, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    EL TACOROJO

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    Do it masada. Its a good trade/hobby
     
  4. Sep 21, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    For sure!


    I would recommend starting with stick and then MIG... stick will let you get your patterns down better.

    Dont have to worry about the gas and wire speed.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    ummm yeah
    too fast!!! ha joking looks nice as hell beads you got'z der
     
  6. Sep 21, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    Great lookin beads, im getting my 2yr degree in welding, ill have to post some pics of them in TW Live, right now were doing arc welding and brazing
     
  7. Sep 21, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    mreimann

    mreimann vv I think it's growing

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    meh, it would be much better to start with mig. stick involves a lot more work to strike the arc, and keep it going. while having to worry about your stick shrinking and it's a pretty messy process.

    mig is very simple, any welder should have a table on the inside door that tells you what amp/wire speed to set it to, depending on the metal thickness. adding gas is also really easy, just set it between 15-20 cfph depending on the wind
     
  8. Sep 21, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    Here's another pic from one of the bumpers. shitty cell phone pic though. The bead is continuous about 9" long
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Sep 22, 2010 at 5:48 AM
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    Do you guys think I could go to a community college and take a class at a time to learn how to weld?
     
  10. Sep 22, 2010 at 6:15 AM
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    I went to a CC to learn how to weld. They started me on Oxy/Acet then to Stick then to Mig. It was a blast.
     
  11. Sep 22, 2010 at 6:20 AM
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    Literally? :D
     
  12. Sep 22, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    I've been welding for 10 1/2 years. I hate it and love it. Hit up a cc or if you know some one hit them up and try it out to see if you like it
     
  13. Sep 22, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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  14. Sep 22, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    Ya, I'm thinking about it. It would be about $300 for one class and lab at my CC. It's just something I'd like to know more about and how to do. Plus if I could make some cool things and make some extra money maybe.
     
  15. Sep 22, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    Im wanting to go learn titanium
     
  16. Sep 22, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    I only say start with stick because thats what I learned and started with. Then...... we got the chance to do the MIG- fell in love.

    CC have many courses for welding. Southern Union has a HUGE program for it.

    I was going to get pictures today but it was Senior day today. I will tomorrow.


    I'm going to start welding aluminum with a MIG. Should be fun.
     
  17. Sep 22, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    I also would go with starting with stick first, its harder then mig for sure but it makes you understand how to control the puddle alot better. Mig is super easy to learn/set up, can be laying nice beads in under a hour... Tig on the other hand is a pain to learn, but a very useful trade once you get it down.
     
  18. Dec 20, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    damn that's beautiful. How did you learn?
     
  19. Dec 20, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    I miss welding!
     
  20. Jan 8, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    [​IMG]

    This was day two of welding for me.

    How do you guys do the stacking dimes? I tried so many different things and I can't get it to do that even for a little.
     
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