Done! When you take the test, you get two plates; that way you can have the second if you mess up the first.
Halfway up the root pass on my first plate somebody hit their head on the emergency shut off switch! It was not very good anyway, so I did not care and I went to the second plate.
The root pass on my second plate was great! I had arc blow at the very end, but the ends are normally thrown away anyway because of the crater when you stop. The teacher said it was just about te best root pass he has ever seen! Other then the arc blow of course.
It took me 3 hours to make all of the welds, and another 25 minutes to grind it. I think I did pretty well, but I am not confident that I passed. While I ground down the face, I did not see any porosity or slag inclusions... So that is a very good sign.
Results will be in after 3-4 weeks.
I took pictures, I will post them soon.
Edited by Ryan313, May 08, 2013 - 01:41 PM.