View Full Version : I need your proudest pictures!

06-18-2014, 09:25 AM
I want to put together a "gallery" on Welding Design and Fabrication's website, and I am in need of your Proudest Pics! Please be sure that these are YOUR pictures, and include a brief caption explaining it. The ideal size of the picture will be 595 x 335 pixels. You will be featured on the website, credit given, with your caption. This may end up being an ongoing thing - I'm not sure, and so much depends on what I receive. So this is your moment! Seize it!!

Thanks for your cooperation!

06-18-2014, 10:11 AM

Here ya go Ellen...

Use as many as you want and if you need any other info just ask!


06-18-2014, 12:39 PM
I am also VERY proud when we get done with my free TIG clinic and everyone that attended goes home a better welder than when they showed up...


06-18-2014, 12:42 PM
Well here you go too! I'm in the #200 class and I believe that the picture explains the rest. This was a job at Clallum Bay, WA., a bit of tight quarters. Best regards, Allan

06-18-2014, 04:18 PM
Well here you go too! I'm in the #200 class and I believe that the picture explains the rest. This was a job at Clallum Bay, WA., a bit of tight quarters. Best regards, Allan
lol. I thought that was a sculpture you made of a person welding. I had to look closer and realized it was indeed a person in that picture welding.

They should have paid your a trillion dollars an hour for doing that in that tight space. :)


06-18-2014, 05:50 PM
Well Chad, I was lucky on a number of counts when I did that work. The box was an open-air top and I had plenty of time to get myself into that position. I had assistance from a couple of other folks to provide me with any tools, etc. that I needed. I also had one of the guys running the foot pedal for me. I used a Thermal Arc 190 GTS inverter to do the work and it was powered off of a Lincoln Ranger 9. If anyone has had experience with these, they are awesome little units, full hi-freq. starts, lift-arc starts, upslope/downslope, pulse capability, foot pedal or otherwise amperage control, all in a 20 lb machine. Many folks that do this type of work will use mirrors to make a weld such as you see in that picture. I haven't had enough experience to feel comfortable with that in this instance. So I opted to do it the "hard way" and just get myself into position. It went well and I had a love/hate experience on the job overall. Thanks for the interest and comments. Best regards, Allan

06-19-2014, 01:05 PM
Well Ellen....

Looks like most here have more "Not Proud Of" moments and pictures than anything...


06-24-2014, 03:14 AM

06-24-2014, 08:24 AM
My 9 year old, welding her first project751201751211751221

06-25-2014, 10:28 AM

I got lost in zap's pictures. I'll be doing this once a week. Check it out! And remember, like the posts above - it isn't just about the welding. So don't be bashful!!

06-25-2014, 03:27 PM
Also, just a reminder - I need titles for the images, and a caption (or description). So this is your chance to be creative! New galleries every week, so stay tuned!

06-25-2014, 03:32 PM
Can you check the URL you posted? It isn't pulling up for me!



06-25-2014, 10:28 PM
I know; its not my pic but I took a pic of it so shouldnt that count?

06-25-2014, 10:37 PM
Well here you go too! I'm in the #200 class and I believe that the picture explains the rest. This was a job at Clallum Bay, WA., a bit of tight quarters. Best regards, Allan

It looks like you took more time climbing in there and getting comfortable (probly not) than actual welding.
What are you welding on? Gas valves, electrical or?

Best regards

06-25-2014, 11:48 PM
Hello Insaneride, the piping that is in that photo has an inner "screwed together" line system and an outer welded sleeve pipe system, it was to supply diesel to a remotely located generator. The pipe and fittings that I welded on were there to act as a "fail-safe/tattle-tail" in case the screwed pipe failed. This was about protection of the environment and not allowing any leaks to compromise it due in part to it's geographical location.

The larger pipe lengths were slipped over the smaller pipe and then the elbows and other fitting were either slipped over and welded together, or in the case of the elbows, after they had been split with a saw they were fitted over the underlying screwed elbows and welded together. So you had a pipe within a pipe. There were sensors located in the "vault" area that you see me in in the picture. 2 of the lines(pressure/return) came from the tank and terminated in the vault and the other 2 lines(pressure/return) were from the engine of the generator and terminated in the vault too and this is where they were connected together with a flexible hose assembly. This is also where the sensors were located to provide electronic monitoring of the system's integrity(leaking/not leaking). Had to be a pressurized, leak-down tested system, around 30 psi or so.

As to time: probably 50/50 on time to get in and time to weld. Thanks for the interest and best regards, Allan

07-09-2014, 09:22 AM
2nd gallery from welding web forums' proudest pics on weldingdesign.com


07-09-2014, 12:01 PM
From our NWGa Welding Clinics:

Dalton, GA:


Cartersville, GA:


07-09-2014, 02:35 PM
can you tell me who these guys are, or give me a tiny bit of explanation so I have some caption text?

07-09-2014, 04:42 PM
here's a view of the jacob javits center as it was being erected back in the 80's. to give you an idea of the size of the truss in the bottom picture there is a guy pulling it home in the upper left of the picture. that's your's truly in the top pic.

07-10-2014, 09:00 AM

Sorry, I should have put captions in the post,
picture 1: Bassboy1, guest, Proctor, Joshuabardwell
picture 2: Joshuabardwell, craig, guest, socoj1

picture 1: guest, guest, Joshuabardwell
picture 3: Bassboy1, Joshuabardwell, guests

07-16-2014, 08:42 AM
Thank you!!!

07-16-2014, 08:47 AM
I'm looking for more pictures! Maybe we should have a Hall of Shame instead? Or maybe post in a gallery your favorite welding gear. Lots of history in there! Let me know your thoughts. Please remember I need captions for the images when you post them.:laugh:

07-16-2014, 09:27 AM
#3 in the welding web forums gallery series.

07-16-2014, 10:51 AM
Not sure if this fits what you're looking for but I never got around to posting these a couple years ago when our eldest granddaughter's drawing was selected for the 2012 Airgas calendar. Her biological maternal grandmother Charlotte who submitted her entry works for Airgas and no, that's not me in welding gear.


07-16-2014, 11:00 AM
Of course I just realized there may be an "advertising" issue with using these.

07-23-2014, 03:41 PM
Any pipe welders out there! Post your pics! Here's the latest installment of welding design galleries. http://weldingdesign.com/processes/pipe-welding-around-globe I'd be happy to add some images to this one, if any of the welders here have some pipe welding pics!
P.S. I'll be creating a new one next week, so keep those proudest pics coming!

08-07-2014, 10:27 AM
Another installment of welders from weldingweb.com proudest pics:


10-13-2014, 08:21 PM
This is me running an 8" branch off a 36" header as a vent for my local utilities board. I removed a 36" branch, full encirclement patch, and then tapped into the header with an 8" line.

This was probably around 3am as we had to work through the night when the water demand for the city was the lowest as this was a main feed line to the main treatment plant.

Welding is not always fun and this was one of those times ... soaking wet under a pipe (had to be pushed in and dragged out) and getting burned up ... Still one of my favorites.