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Planet X
01-13-2004, 11:54 PM
Dusted off the ole Inverter and welded the lower bracket of my gas cylinder wall mount using the Tig process. Parts are mild steel please disregard funky lighting .
http://webpages.charter.net/julieray/tig.JPG http://webpages.charter.net/julieray/tig1.JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/julieray/tig2.JPG http://webpages.charter.net/julieray/tig3.JPG

Dave I
01-14-2004, 02:12 AM
looks nice....I dont know enough about tig to comment on anything else but I wish my welds looked that good.

Dave

Planet X
01-14-2004, 03:18 AM
Originally posted by Dave I
looks nice....I dont know enough about tig to comment on anything else but I wish my welds looked that good.

Dave

Thanks. Dave I am just doing my part to help this bbs board thrive- and for me pictures are what really make a place interesting. That and alot of good natured arguing:p

Dave I
01-14-2004, 03:25 AM
I agree. I love to look at the pictures everyone posts on here. They give me a lot of idea and help me understand how to design and fabricate things. Im gonna try and pick up some more wire and scrap metal to lay a few beads for everyone to critique tomorrow.

Planet X
01-14-2004, 03:45 AM
Originally posted by Dave I
I agree. I love to look at the pictures everyone posts on here. They give me a lot of idea and help me understand how to design and fabricate things. Im gonna try and pick up some more wire and scrap metal to lay a few beads for everyone to critique tomorrow.

Think about making something with that scrap- seems to help me focus more vs. just laying beads. I know when I was taking classes the guys there going for certs loved to come over & 'help' me work on my projects. If you find something interesting/challenging you will put more focus into what you are doing.
Art things are always good- because nothing has to fit & if it's really funky you can say you were going for the 'modern' look. Fixing stuff is always cool too.
FYI, I wear safety glass under my hood & I highly recommend the practice. Going to the ER is such a waste of your time:p

Customwelds
01-14-2004, 04:36 PM
I'm liking the welds. Did you use a whip and pause type of tecnique on your torch? I've always kind of wondered how to get the bead to have further apart stacks like that, mine always look similar to a precise mig bead or something. The weird lighting makes the photos look like brochure photos or somethin, pretty cool actually, haha. Almost forgot, i wear safety glasses any time i use a tool that involves things that fly. THe ones with the sides give a little more piece of mind too! Getting metal drilled out of my eye just doesn't sound fun to me.

Planet X
01-14-2004, 10:18 PM
Originally posted by Customwelds
I'm liking the welds. Did you use a whip and pause type of tecnique on your torch? I've always kind of wondered how to get the bead to have further apart stacks like that, mine always look similar to a precise mig bead or something... [sniped quote]

Here is an "or something"
http://webpages.charter.net/julieray/tigtube.JPG

:cry: :cry:

Practice BUT Perfect practice. Dan or someone else with real skills needs to jump in with some hints for you Customwelds- checked out your beads and we are too close in skill levels for my advice to do much for you.
One thing that makes our beads look like you state is what I call the "run & gun" this is where 1)puddle established 2) step on the gas hard 3) dip filler like it is going out of style. 4) haul *** and hope for the best .
Something I think I was doing for the 't' welds was to dip less frequently but put more filler into the puddle at one time than nudge the puddle forward with the torch trying to watch for it (puddle) to thin out-then dip again.
I do know I am ordering that Tig book that Miller puts out soon..