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Re: Disgusted w/ my math capability, and i think i'm a welder.. pffft

I struggled with math in high school but once I got into the machine shop everything changed. When started using math daily it started to click. I could see the problem and how to figure it out and how to prove my answer was correct. Now I'm like Wille B just doing it in my head on the fly.

Get a fraction to decimal chart and learn it starting with 1/2 1/4's 1/8's and work smaller as you pick it up.

Get a tape measure and learn it down to 1/16ths. (this is not math it should be just like reading)

Teach yourself to skip count... count by twos threes etc up to twelve.

Twelves are important when working with feet and inches. 12,24,36,48,60,72,84,96,108,120,132,144

There is no shame in carrying a calculator. It will help if you struggle with accuracy. Eventually you will start doing simpler stuff in your head because its faser than typing it into the calculator.

Lincolin Power Wave 450, Lincoln Powermig 255, Lincoln Pro Mig 140, Lincoln Squarewave Tig 275, Miller Big 40 G(with Hobart Hefty suitcase), Thermal Arc 95S and Esab PCM875 in an already full machine shop.