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What do you guys thinking of my very first welds?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Zeus33rd, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    I'm a complete newbie to the welding world and I was wondering what you "pro's" thought of my welds...

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  2. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I am no welding pro, by they look like good welds.

    Try cutting your weld in a cross section and seeing what kind of penetration you have.
    -- Mike
     
  3. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    LOL! I'm being sarcastic dude. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I've been welding/working with steel for the past 7 or 8 years, have been to a school to learn welding, and I earn my living as a welder. I just posted these cause I wanted to see the reactions I got.
     
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    heh I knew something was up, those looked a little too good for somone who hasnt welded..... cuz i know mine didnt look anything close to that when i first tried it.
     
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    What kind of a motion did you use for those beads?
     
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    k5blazerus 1/2 ton status

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    Looks Like a push pull method.
     
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    It looks like you used a lot of rod to me.

    I practically have to re-learn how to weld each time I do it because I do it so rarely. When I first started mine "looked like I stitched up a cow's ass with a grape vine". However, there's no way you just started welding or the classic drag-push weld you've got there would look pretty bad.
     
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    Yea, Kid, even I knew those weren't newbie welds!! /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif Very nice! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I believe he's using Flux Cored Mig Wire on that weld. Nozzle pointed with his right hand to his left arm. Step out of the puddle moving left to right and back into the puddle to make the nice ripple effect. Atleast thats what i use to do to make it look like that. Please let me know if i'm right wrong or even close /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    remember pretty beads are for indians! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    hahhahaha
    first time weld my @ss!!
    i've seen some newbies who arent bad from the first time they touch it, but come on now....
    looks like you got the slow and steady hand penetration down!
     
  12. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'd like to know the exact technique also!

    I've heard SO many different descriptions of the "WAY" to weld (cresecent shapes, uphand, downhand, in-and-out, etc) I'm starting to wonder if I really understand what they mean anymore!!! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Ya mee too.
    Funny one KJ!!hehehe

    I am a stick welder so I would like to know if a technique used with a mig would also apply to a stick welder???
     
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    No way are those flux core... too pretty for flux. Definitely gas welds.
     
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    my guess is a good tig welder, if you've got the hands for it you can really do amazing looking welds...
    my first welds were tig'ing aluminum, and they werent pretty
     
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    My question is.Is that a Lincoln Power Mig 250 that that steel is sittin on?If not it sure looks like the top of mine. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Oh yeah nice beads
     
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    Thank God you're kidding. I just started a welding class and my welds look nothing like that. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     

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