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Old 05-21-2020, 07:08 PM
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Been watching videos on TiG welding and have yet to find one that explains the welding without the feed rod. What is happening there?
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Old 05-21-2020, 07:39 PM
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Some call it "fusion" welding but autogenous welding fuses the parent metals (if compatible) by simply melting a little of each together to create a weld.

Why do you ask? Watcha working on?
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Old 05-21-2020, 10:57 PM
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Okay that make sense. So I assume you would use a different amperage than with a feed stick? Or is that whole other variable?

Not working on anything at the moment except putting my kit together. My experience welding is very limited. I took an ROP class in welding about twenty years ago, and learned the basics of arc welding. Really enjoyed it, but another career path happened upon me. Now I'm full circle and getting back into it as a hobby- just ordered a TIG/Stick machine. My intention is to fabricate furniture and brackets, also have a motorcycle that's itching to be turned into a project. Basically just want to have fun learning a new skill.
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Basically just want to have fun learning a new skill.
As with any new or re-learned skill, some practice may be needed. This is especially true with welding. Some processes are easier than others. Go to this LINK and read/download some of the lessons/literature.
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I hope a pedal comes with your new welder. The magic that happens at the end of a tig torch starts under your foot. It's all about controlling that puddle. You're going to have a lot of fun.
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I hope a pedal comes with your new welder. The magic that happens at the end of a tig torch starts under your foot. It's all about controlling that puddle. You're going to have a lot of fun.
Yup....."Everything of any importance having to do with welding happens in that minuscule area at the very front of the puddle, where the metal melts and the union is forged."

http://airbum.com/articles/ArticleZenWelding.html
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Yup....."Everything of any importance having to do with welding happens in that minuscule area at the very front of the puddle, where the metal melts and the union is forged."

http://airbum.com/articles/ArticleZenWelding.html
Thank You Digger, for the link .Well written and enjoyable.

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Thank You Digger, for the link .Well written and enjoyable.

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I like allot of his stuff, this one brings a tear:
http://airbum.com/grassroots/EdgeEnvelopLastTime.html
Thank You Sir for this one as well.I saved a copy and printed a few more because I know someone else who will enjoy them.

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I like allot of his stuff, this one brings a tear:
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That brings a tear to the eyes. I only ever had a Sailplane license (Aero tow) but it relates as well.
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