After digging into a book, watching youtube videos, and getting motivated by the fantastic welding posts here, I decided to try and tackle a little welding project for practice. Several hours of grinding later... Does anyone in Central TX, or Hutto especially, want to teach me how to weld? I'll pay by the hour, or preferably trade sandblasting services, as that's my trade. While i'm not picky about someone being a certified welding instructor (lol), it would be nice to have someone that can teach me the fundamentals of welding, and good welding habits. I don't want to skip straight into chassis work... more like setting up the machine for different tasks, setting up the gas, and basic welding. Basically, enough to get me to the point where I can practice and i'm not just turning knobs like a monkey and pulling the trigger. I know some folks can just pick up a book and hop to it, but I think it would be best to have someone atleast give me pointers and GET me to square one. I would love to take a class at ACC or something, but between working a full time job during the day, and running my business on the weekends... it would be very hard for me to stick to a class schedule. With this being my slow time of year, I should have weekend days off of sandblasting... and it's too late to register for a course anyway. Let me know if anyone out there in HAMB land is interested. Your beer of choice is on me as well.