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    Stacking beads

    Did some practice just to keep in shape.
    Quite happy with it. Half of the plate was done flat and the other half horizontal.
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    Re: Stacking beads

    Look's purtty. Now do some with the same hand traveling opposite direction. After that,might as well try other hand.

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    Re: Stacking beads

    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    After that,might as well try other hand.
    You're right, i have to practice that more because i'm not good with my non-dominant hand.
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    Re: Stacking beads

    Just a suggestion... you might try moving your torch ahead a bit more on each puddle before introducing filler. It will make for a wider puddle profile (dimes). This is for appearance, only, and does not, necessarily, improve fusion, or weld strength. It took me awhile to learn the technique, too.

    What is the difference between flat and horizontal?

    Wow! After producing all of those beads you must have been out of breathe, and probably lost a couple of pounds, fulfilling your desire to stay in shape. (A joke.)
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    Re: Stacking beads

    Quote Originally Posted by Weldordie View Post
    Just a suggestion... you might try moving your torch ahead a bit more on each puddle before introducing filler. It will make for a wider puddle profile (dimes). This is for appearance, only, and does not, necessarily, improve fusion, or weld strength. It took me awhile to learn the technique, too.

    What is the difference between flat and horizontal?

    Wow! After producing all of those beads you must have been out of breathe, and probably lost a couple of pounds, fulfilling your desire to stay in shape. (A joke.)
    This was done with stick not TIG. But I'm flattered that you think it might be TIG. Stick like TIG.

    Flat is 1F/1G and horizontal is 2F/2G
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    Re: Stacking beads

    Quote Originally Posted by Weldordie View Post
    What is the difference between flat and horizontal?
    Flat is lying flat on the table, while you make beads going across it.

    Horizontal is when it's standing up on edge, presenting a vertical surface, and you make the beads going across it.

    By the way, one thing you might do, if you have a band saw, is cleanly cut across it in 2 or 3 places and look for cavities. There shouldn't be any.
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    Re: Stacking beads

    for some real world practice try it overhead then go to restricted access.
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    Re: Stacking beads

    3g, show us some 3g, that's the fun stuff

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    Re: Stacking beads

    I can tell the top is the horizontal and I'm not supposed to be able to tell. It looks very good, but some small tweaks needed. It's better than my last run at horizontal though..... I rarely ever have to do it so not much practice with it.
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