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Old 03-31-2009, 06:47 AM
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My only problem is the thin stuff guys can tig the thick ie 1/4 up they just lay the same bead on top and ship it to me.Started dropping on the floor and then rejecting them back.
Yeah I've run into that too, don't tolerate that in my shop however. I was welding some 2" thick cast steel sprockets (9 passes, 300 amps) before I welded those .008" razor blades. Daily I weld from .020"-1", and every now and than get something a little thinner or a little thicker... Keeps the job fun!

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Old 03-31-2009, 11:18 AM
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I recall a story (FWIW) years ago of a female hiring on in a plant and the boys poking fun her way at coffee, well after a couple days she tore up the foil wrapper after seperating from a stick of gum and tig'd it all back together, there was a hush and never another word questioning her abilities after that.........
seen this done but it was the gum foil welded to the side of a soda can
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Yep, true statement.

Making handles on rivet bucking bars, welding them with a 1/8" bead just won't cut it.

When it was mentioned that his beads were too small, his response was that he only welds on burner cans and other fixes of thin materials. He had no idea of using a larger filler and making larger beads for bigger materials. I was particularly confused at his past training, until I asked. That's another story.
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"When it was mentioned that his beads were too small, his response was that he only welds on burner cans and other fixes of thin materials. He had no idea of using a larger filler and making larger beads for bigger materials. I was particularly confused at his past training, until I asked. That's another story."

Yup,
Here is the fine/thin welding on the main spar...
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Well figured this may be a good first post, did these the other day to show some friends:


I have been away for a while but I have to say this is probably the most inpressive pic i have seen on this site.
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