My buddy / customer(he is also the one who hooked me up with my Lincoln welder and has been my mentor) brought over his big welder last night because it was flooding and would not run right.
He said it would be a few weeks before he needed it so he left his
Plus some sticks and thick material to practice with. So once I get it fixed I'll play around with the scrap pieces. Stick will be a bit different for me but I'm looking forward to it.