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Incredible welds

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rusty f100, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. lets see your shots of some incredible welds.

    THIS INCLUDES YOU KEVIN!:eek:
     
  2. 57JoeFoMoPar
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  3. toddc
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    Incredible for all the wrong reasons.
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  4. KernCountyKid
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    Really, lame thread? I love awesome welding pictures.:confused:
     
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  5. KernCountyKid
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    well I'll throw one in, high dollar bike frames have really nice quality welds. i think it's an art, def worth appreciating.

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  6. slamdpup
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    to pretty to grind down..nice
     
  7. CCR engine mount.jpg

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    I like these... Mikey
     
  8. Pretty good Aluminum Mig Weld...
     

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  9. skwurl
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    Aluminum welds look nice when they're done right. I cant weld fer crap. I think its an art.
     
  10. flatheadpete
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    Man, I need a TIG.
     
  11. hotcoupe
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    rusty f100, great looking welds! will you describe the manner that is used to manipulate the torch, rod and foot pedal to achieve that type of weld? i know it takes lots of practice, i`d just like to get an understanding on how to do it. thanx.
     
  12. MP&C
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    Anchor points mig welded on a tilt bed trailer

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    Floor pans in a 55 Chevy wagon

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  13. hot rod pro
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    here are some of mine on a customer's chassis.i'm still working on my aluminum tig skills.a nice aluminum weld is pure art.

    -danny

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  14. bobx
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    good thread.
    nice beads.
    i need to practice now.
     
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  15. Kamp
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    I was thinking about taking another welding course to get my skills up. I think this just convinced me....
     
  16. bigdreamsnobux
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    To newbie welders like me, bookmark this thread! I am going to print a couple of these pics and put them on my garage wall. Man do I want to be able to weld like you guys some day!!!!
     
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  17. GreggAz
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    bad photos, but you get the idea.
    Ill look for some close ups in better quality.
    I had a couple hours in welding on this :)


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  18. Bass
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    I don't think these are incredible, but I've been able to do these with practice and determination...

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  19. Dreddybear
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    Given that this thread is titled "incredible welds", and that that was done by a machine in china, I'll say "Bah".
     
  20. SinisterCustom
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    Ever look at old HOTROD magazines and really look close at the welds on hotrods and especially early drag cars? Some were a little crude, but they got the job done.
    Pretty doesn't mean strong......

    Bass.......you rule dude.....
     
  21. Where's Steve Sellers?
     
  22. graverobber63
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    I wish I had pics of my friend Moe's John Buttera built digger chassis... THOSE are welds!
     
  23. JeffreyJames
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    Seriously!
     
  24. gotwood
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    I was talking to someone who I consider a real welder and was discussing weld beads. He was explaining that a lot of the killer looking welds are actually weak and incorrect. The emphasis is on the look vs the actual penetration and strength of the weld.

    Then again ever get that spot weld that supports hundreds of pounds and refuses to break?

    Any welders with some tested experience explain what to look for???

    Don't most plane builders that use tubes still use gas welded welds? Something that the torch preheats the tubing??
     
  25. jdustu
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    This is a practice plate I did for a 3g(vertical up, open root, v groove) certification...the cover pass. It looks cool on pipe, don't have pics of that though.
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    I did this sunday for a guy on a local board, it's stainless. He mounted it on a valve cover.
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    A couple aluminum welds:
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    -Josh
     
  26. 8flat
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    Nice welds you guys. Jesse James and Sellers seriously need to jump on this too.
     
  27. jdustu
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    You have to look at what makes a weld "ugly" or "crude". Inclusions, undercut, globs, too high of a bead profile, contamination, bad joints,ect. All of those things weaken a weld. In some applications they may hold, but they aren't as strong as they could be. Part of being a pretty weld is at least the appearance of a clean bead with the proper profile and no undercut. And with tig welding, a bead that passes visual inspection will nearly always pass a destruction test.

    I'm not a big fan of the "gorilla weld" theory: ugly, but strong as hell. If it's ugly, it's just not as strong as possible:)

    -Josh
     
  28. MP&C
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    Air box for a 4 wheeler


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  29. KreaturesCCaustin
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    Nice stuff guys! Somehow I just can't seem to get that sort of bead with my Harbor Freight 110 flux core POS cracker box welder. I wonder why...:rolleyes:
    Some day I have to invest in a good welder.
     

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