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Old 04-18-2012, 07:26 AM
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Default Job/apprenticeship TIG or ARC?

Hey,

Im a qualified machinst first class and toolmaker.

Love machining but am looking for a change.

Either tig or arc pros cons?

What type of codes should i aim for do i do another appreticeship?

Do i do aviation or pipe work?

Looking for a final poaition in mines or rigs?

Where should i look for a job which companies? Looking to learn from the best for obvious reasons

Live in aus but i have dual citizenship here and england....

Who where what why?
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:13 AM
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Somebody oughta at least say Hi to this guy.
He might decide we're a bunch of rude SOB's.

Hi Bradley. Welcome to SFT. A bunch of rude SOB's.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:27 AM
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Do i do aviation or pipe work?

Looking for a final poaition in mines or rigs?
Well, putting it simply, it's really up to you. My not knowing exactly what industry you have at the ready for future employment makes it a tad hard to point a finger in any particular direction.

I do know that once you have the skills in welding and fabrication, your only limited by your wants and needs and ability to travel.

It's a kick to weld on aircraft and related parts, both personal aircraft and for a Prt 135 operator. It's not like having to chip off rust and crud on a skid that has been off-shore for 10 years trying to fit new parts etc or just putting the skid and equipment back together, it's much cleaner with aviation.

But, it cannot beat sitting in a Bosun's chair under a bridge 150' in the air, swinging in the breeze trying to keep a bead running.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:53 AM
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Somebody oughta at least say Hi to this guy.
He might decide we're a bunch of rude SOB's.

Hi Bradley. Welcome to SFT. A bunch of rude SOB's.
Ahh Cutter,
It's welcomes like this that make us all love you.

Anyways Bradley, WELCOME.
And really I think LW has said it all Mate.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:01 AM
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Welcome to the site.

Maybe something in the links may interest you, note some are also in Australia.

http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/...ighlight=mines

http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/...ighlight=mines
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:32 AM
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As to learning how to weld I would suggest Gas and stick welding first. the others TIG, MIG ... will spoil you then you will lose patience trying to learn Stick welding.

And machining, you may want to find out how well CNC programming pays or the demand in your Area.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:08 AM
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Welcome to the site, sounds like you will have a lot to offer to this site! I would go to Tig welding, usually a cleaner environment and less fumes.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:32 AM
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Aww heck mate, just learn em all......

Gas first, then stick..................

If you can learn those two (gas the muscle memory to make a great looking bead, stick to learn to watch & shape the puddle) TIG & MIG will be easy.

MIG is much easier to learn, just pull the trigger & watch the puddle. TIG....... well the motions used with Gas welding is very similar. But, it's not nearly as easy to get a consistent bead with TIG.

BTW, welcome to a great site, Cutter is the head cheerleader & a heck of a nice guy.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:13 AM
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I would suggest TIG....

there are far fewer skilled TIG welders out there.... so demand is higher in the right market...

Personally.... I just enjoy it much more.....
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:43 PM
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Hi Welcome aboard. sorry I didn't respond yesterday. I was really busy with auto work.


I would go Tig. It's clean, clean clean work..

I love the fact that it's so clean..

I only burn stick when I absolutely have to.

In order of preference its Tig, oxy/acetylene, mig, stick.
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