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    My education starts here

    Hello everyone, as odd as it sounds I have been fabricating for many years, professionally on the side, but I have always had welders to back me up. Fabricating is my strength, but now my education in welding is underway. Having been so closely involved in the welding process, it has made preparation and cleanliness second nature, being that it was part of my role, especially with food/beverage. I can MIG weld with ďcosmeticĒ success, however my focus will be TIG as I rarely have any applications for MIG. There appears to accumulately thousands of years experience on this forum so, I am eager to learn from you all. Hey possibly even help with some fab related issues. Thanks for having me

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    Welcome to the forum.
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    Welcome, posting your location is a good way to get someone close to you to step in. Look forward to seeing your fab expertise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue2Red View Post
    Hello everyone, as odd as it sounds I have been fabricating for many years, professionally on the side, but I have always had welders to back me up. Fabricating is my strength, but now my education in welding is underway. Having been so closely involved in the welding process, it has made preparation and cleanliness second nature, being that it was part of my role, especially with food/beverage. I can MIG weld with “cosmetic” success, however my focus will be TIG as I rarely have any applications for MIG. There appears to accumulately thousands of years experience on this forum so, I am eager to learn from you all. Hey possibly even help with some fab related issues. Thanks for having me
    You're on the right track. I can fab anything from anything but I'll be the first to admit I tack a good bit of stuff together with tig and take it to a dude that makes dozens of stainless goodies for dairy farmers every week.The dude is pure artist.10 x 10 x 10 foot tank for milk and never one drop of leak.ALL positions.
    I/we did a 30 some foot SS spiral stair about 10 years back and he was how the Hell did you make that thing up?
    I said...Just weld it and we'll talk about that later..LOL.
    He began his welding trip doing tuna towers for big yatchets in the late seventies, early eighties then bought a BIG dairy farm and built it up right.
    Take a class or find a badasz that will take you on as his "helper"(better option) and run you through the difficulties of mastering tig while you guys build stuff. There are certainly a WHOLE bunch of challenges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzoo View Post
    You're on the right track. I can fab anything from anything but I'll be the first to admit I tack a good bit of stuff together with tig and take it to a dude that makes dozens of stainless goodies for dairy farmers every week.The dude is pure artist.10 x 10 x 10 foot tank for milk and never one drop of leak.ALL positions.
    I/we did a 30 some foot SS spiral stair about 10 years back and he was how the Hell did you make that thing up?
    I said...Just weld it and we'll talk about that later..LOL.
    He began his welding trip doing tuna towers for big yatchets in the late seventies, early eighties then bought a BIG dairy farm and built it up right.
    Take a class or find a badasz that will take you on as his "helper"(better option) and run you through the difficulties of mastering tig while you guys build stuff. There are certainly a WHOLE bunch of challenges.
    Sounds like we started in a similar way. Iíve done anything from bespoke motorsports roll cages, massive sanitary stainless structures, to stainless industrial railings, and everything in between. However, I donít lay any beads, and itís really holding me back. Not being able to weld holds up the mock up process a lot, and it needs to change. I would love to find a welding course, however, I donít think I could get through all the fundamentals. I know they are important, but Iíll bever do this professionally, nor will I ARC weld, oxy acetylene weld, or braze. Awesome skills, but I canít devote the brain cells to it right now, as I know educational settings take a ground up approach. A dear friend of mine, passed down his miller TIG 180 or 200, so I think I just need seat time and guidance. Aluminum is a top priority for me now, however, Iím not sure this is a good place to start. Good luck with your journey, thanks for sharing
    Last edited by Blue2Red; 02-24-2019 at 04:14 PM.

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