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Woot! Going to nationals!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by dually, May 6, 2009.

  1. May 6, 2009 at 1:10 PM
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    dually

    dually [OP] Low and slow

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    Well guys, I placed first in the state SkillsUSA welding competition and will be heading down to Kansas City in June! Im freakin pumped, and fully suprised I finished where I did! So, who all lives in the area? I'll be down for 5days, when I'll only be welding 1 day out of that time.. so im gonna need something to do haha:D
     
  2. May 6, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    Wow...Welding Nationals...That seems like it'd be WICKED hard to judge.

    But no matter what- Congrats man...Wanna come install my sliders???
     
  3. May 6, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    HAHA hell yes! You pay my ticket down, i'll bring my equipment:D
     
  4. May 6, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    dud122

    dud122 rabble rabble rabble

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    sounds awesome... congrats!



    any pics???


    what are the contests/how do they judge or test your welds?
     
  5. May 6, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    Unfortunately, we didnt get our projects back... But anyway, we (there were 23 highschool contestants from around the state) were tested with a written test, OFC (cutting), GMAW (wirefeed), GTAW (tig), SMAW (stick). The whole "hands-on" part was based around a 5 page welding print. We were given a 12x12'' plate and a bag of metal pieces that had their own place. Cant say my welds were the best, except my tig :D, but what really wins competitions like this, is the ability to read the print right and place all the welds in the right place. I drew out the prints for my welding instructor, i'll see if i can get them, and scan em, then post up the pics!
     
  6. May 6, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    dud122 rabble rabble rabble

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    awesome
     
  7. May 7, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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    thats cool i think Jesse James won a national welding comp. here not to long ago.
     
  8. May 7, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    thats cool. I'm a decent welder, just not that level probably. lol. I'm going to get certified next fall hopefully. post some pics of your welds
     
  9. May 8, 2009 at 5:02 AM
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    Congrats man. :cheers:
     
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