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crtique my welds

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by surpip, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. surpip

    surpip 1 ton status

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    some look good other's not so much but i think they will all hold /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    looks pretty good overall, some of them look like you were going a little to fast tho
     
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    looks ALOT better than mine did/do.
     
  4. surpip

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    that is like the third thing i have ever welded in my life
     
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    woah! you must be a fast learner! I still can't get a good weld, and I've welded probably 10 times before /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    that is like the third thing i have ever welded in my life

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    Looks about the same as mine. Of course I started off welding a lot of rusted body panels for practice. It's really hard to form a good bead when you're welding rusted sheetmetal. I think I made more holes with my welder than the rust did my first few times. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    Hey if you can get a steady hadn those would be lucious even. I need to get a steady hand. Anyone know steady hand exercises?
     
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    I need a steady hand too...
     
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    Hey if you can get a steady hadn those would be lucious even. I need to get a steady hand. Anyone know steady hand exercises?

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    Practice /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif
     
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    I meant in general, drawing, guns, fighting, welding, goofy morning exercise
     
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    Hey if you can get a steady hadn those would be lucious even. I need to get a steady hand. Anyone know steady hand exercises?

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    Use your other hand to steady the hand the gun is in and brace your elbow on something...

    The welds look a little on the 'cold' side, but pretty uniform.

    Rene
     
  12. TruckNutzDude

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    goofy morning exercise


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    You mean the standard goofy morning routien doesn't work anymore? It's been working for me for several years /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif (hopefully it will keep working for several more /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif)
     
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    I would clean the surfaces a little better.
     
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    Not bad, not bad at all. Some look like you may have had too much gap between the rod and the work, causing the splatter. It was stick welding?
    I tried wire welding for the first time yesterday, and I think I will have my trailer mounted welding rig for sale. The wire is sooooo nice.
     
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    Is that a shock mount?
     
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    yes shock mount and spring perch
     
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    Hey if you can get a steady hadn those would be lucious even. I need to get a steady hand. Anyone know steady hand exercises?

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    Use your other hand to steady the hand the gun is in and brace your elbow on something...

    The welds look a little on the 'cold' side, but pretty uniform.

    Rene

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    What rene said. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    dude as long as they will hold. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    got my fingers crossed
     
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    I would say cold welds and dirty parts. Make sure you have a good ground. Looks to me like flux wire feed, maybe not enough heat.
     

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