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good lord, all things metal should run for their lives!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jekbrown, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    finally did it. Got my garage wired for my ol' Lincoln stick welder. Tested it too, actually fused two pieces of steel together. Im sure its a ****ty weld and isn't that strong but I don't care... this rocks!!! :) time to practice practice practice so I can start fabbin stuff for the K5. Let the real madness begin! :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

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    Stick welding is my fav. Enjoy.:D
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yeah, its supposed to be harder to get the hang of than wire-feeders, but hey its all good. Way I figure, I'll learn with this thing and then later on when I get a bling welder I'll be like "damn, this is too easy!". :)

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    dude I love stick welders!n Got to start some where!


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    When I first started learnin on my stick welder I got some lengths of 3" flat stock, different thicknesses and had them cut into 2" strips and went to town, worked out good. In the end I had this mangled creation welded together outta verious pieces..allowed me to practice vertical too :grin: Food for thought.
     
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    There's few things more wonderful than fabbing your own equiptment and parts, it's a true art
     
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    I've been stick welding for years, and when I got a wire feed I thought I would never get the hang of that thing.

    I can still weld alot better with the stick vs. wire feed.

    Now get out there and burn some rods :weld:
     
  8. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yeah, i have LOTS of old factory steel brackets to work with... some 1/8" sheet steel etc. Im going to get some electrical conduit to practice on (cheaper than DOM!!!!) too. I also have a spare frame out back to try my luck on. Welding on a frame is no small matter... dont wanna weaken it, so Im glad I have one to practice on before I try it on my K5. ;) Oughta be fun if nuttin else. :)

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    Be careful welding on the conduit. Make sure that the area you are welding in is well ventilated. Welding glavanized can make you sick.
     
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    If I'm welding galvanized I always use a fan to blow the fumes away. That stuff has made me sick as a dog more than once if I don't use a fan
     
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    I sometimes use my stick welder to cut bolts because I don't have a torch. It works real good on rusted factory u-bolts, and you can use it to blast big holes in plate steel. Good luck with it and have fun! :weld: :weld: :weld:
     

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