I Am Taking A Welding Class!
Posted September 12, 2012 - 06:42 AM
BTW, I have this piece of cast that's broken... J/K, good luck & have fun.
Posted September 12, 2012 - 07:07 AM
, too bad I am a carpenter LOL.
If Marlboro showed you the pictures of him running an excavator, you would wonder what kind of carpenter he was. The guy does everything!
Posted September 12, 2012 - 07:42 AM
" I work real slow, but I do really bad work and ain't the cheapest guy to hire... " LOL
Posted September 12, 2012 - 10:01 AM
Once we get to the mig welders... then its my turn!
Posted September 12, 2012 - 10:49 AM
Posted September 12, 2012 - 06:02 PM
My welding mentor got me going in the basics of whatever process I was using, and then would let me get into trouble with it. Then he would show me they way out, and then how to do a better job next time so I would not get into trouble. Hundreds upon hundreds of hours he spent with me, just to show his trade and expertise to a willing fellow tradesman and eager learner.
He and I still joke around with a saying he loves to preach to me....
" Give a man a fish, he eats for a night. Teach a man to fish, and he eats for a liifetime. " My hat is off to Johhny who taught me how to fish.
I am sure your MIG skills will translate very quickly into the stick world, it is afterall, just molten puddles of metal we are moving about when welding. :-) Nice when the instuctor notices though, a fine job , and good on ya.,
Now,,, where's the pics ????
Posted September 12, 2012 - 07:37 PM
I forgot before, the stick welders in the booths are Lincoln Idealarc 250 welders, Like the one below.
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Posted October 02, 2012 - 03:28 PM
At the end of the day, I asked the teacher how I was doing and he said they are looking fantastic right now. Today's welds where much better then the ones in the picture. He told me that tomorrow I should stand up my work and try welding vertical some.
- KennyP said thank you
Posted October 04, 2012 - 03:57 AM
Stick welding is so much different than mig. Keep the practice going, it''ll get better and better.
Just pushing puddles around.. You know if yo have the correct settings if it sounds like bacon frying is what my dad told me.. My uncle, who is a certified welder by trade, took a welding class as his company wanted the employees to take training classes.. The instructor asked the students if they could weld an aluminum can! He did it and got an "A"!!
Lilly's dad brought up a great point earlier- The fumes are dangerous! Be careful.. Post up more pictures as you learn! You might even give an old dog like me a few pointers!
Posted October 04, 2012 - 08:39 PM