Semi-Retired welder Mike Stone Sr
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    Semi-Retired welder Mike Stone Sr

    I started welding full time in 1980 after being raised on pipelines and running side booms ! Ive pipeline welded, built plants such as Conoco Phillips in Borger Texas and many others , Ive worked in nuclear plants , built pump trucks to frack wells with , built derricks and drilling rigs! But the most visible project is a 192 ft cross in Groom Texas, its called the "CROSS of OUR LORD SAVIOR and was financed by Steve Thomas, father of all pro Zack Thomas ! After 6 knee operations and both knees replaced I only do what welding I WANT TO !

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    Re: Semi-Retired welder Mike Stone Sr

    welcome mr stone, sounds like youve seen some fun jobs

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    Re: Semi-Retired welder Mike Stone Sr

    Welcome, Mike!! Sounds like you've been through quite a few rodeos!!
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    Re: Semi-Retired welder Mike Stone Sr

    Mike,
    Welcome! As another certified amateur, you and CEP should get along well.
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    Re: Semi-Retired welder Mike Stone Sr

    Mike, welcome to the forum.
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    Re: Semi-Retired welder Mike Stone Sr

    Howdy Mike!

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    Re: Semi-Retired welder Mike Stone Sr

    Hi Mike. Post pictures of some projects that you work on. It sounds like you have plenty of knowledge to pass on.

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    Re: Semi-Retired welder Mike Stone Sr

    Quote Originally Posted by stonemike View Post
    I started welding full time in 1980 after being raised on pipelines and running side booms ! Ive pipeline welded, built plants such as Conoco Phillips in Borger Texas and many others , Ive worked in nuclear plants , built pump trucks to frack wells with , built derricks and drilling rigs! But the most visible project is a 192 ft cross in Groom Texas, its called the "CROSS of OUR LORD SAVIOR and was financed by Steve Thomas, father of all pro Zack Thomas ! After 6 knee operations and both knees replaced I only do what welding I WANT TO !
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    i used to weld professionally for decades too. i do not miss working in the rain and the snow climbing steel and ladders and working on the floor all day (tough on older body getting up and down working on knees on floor hundreds of times a day). but burning some welding rod in a warm shop sitting on a chair i find relaxing at times.

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    Re: Semi-Retired welder Mike Stone Sr

    Quote Originally Posted by stonemike View Post
    I started welding full time in 1980 after being raised on pipelines and running side booms ! Ive pipeline welded, built plants such as Conoco Phillips in Borger Texas and many others , Ive worked in nuclear plants , built pump trucks to frack wells with , built derricks and drilling rigs! But the most visible project is a 192 ft cross in Groom Texas, its called the "CROSS of OUR LORD SAVIOR and was financed by Steve Thomas, father of all pro Zack Thomas ! After 6 knee operations and both knees replaced I only do what welding I WANT TO !
    Welcome Stonemike,
    With your welding knowledge I'm sure you will be a great asset to WD&F. I have been to the cross you mentioned what a magnificent cross you guys built that is something everyone should see.

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    Re: Semi-Retired welder Mike Stone Sr

    Welcome stonemike, you certainly have my respect.
    Good to have you on here.

    Regards, john

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    Re: Semi-Retired welder Mike Stone Sr

    Welcome!
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    Re: Semi-Retired welder Mike Stone Sr

    thanks

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    Re: Semi-Retired welder Mike Stone Sr

    Thanks , the cross at Groom Texas is 192ft high, built of 16 inch square tubing ! Went up in six sections , its been estimated to have withstood 160 mph winds ! The miters , especially where the arms are connected are very elaborate, and while welding special supports in the top after it was erected and skinned, the temperature was brutal, having to leave by 2 oclock in the afternoon !

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    Re: Semi-Retired welder Mike Stone Sr

    How true !

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