The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rusty f100, Oct 6, 2008.
Here is some of my stuff( )))))))i don't know about "incredible" but its ok. All of these welds are on 0.063" aluminum sheet metal. Most of them are on a slight corner seam and one is around a hole (where a threaded nipple is welded in), and the last one is vertical up on a 90 degree corner seam.
Sorry about the picture quality....they were taken with my phone at work and is a little bright and too close for my camera to handle, but you can still see the "roll of dimes".
here,s some more amazing welds , some of it may been found in this thread already but none the less worth looking at i,ll post some of my hack tig welds later after a practice some more LOL
did some dom tube , acidwashed a36 plate with 308L filler
I found something else... they are prototype parts for a local company.
I'm a bit rusty as I haven't been getting enough practice lately. We just took delivery on brand spanking new Miller TIG Runner 250 a week ago, so the no practice thing is about to change drastically.
Here is a recent example, 4340 tubing welded to 4140 tool steel, no filler. 1/16" bead to avoid the tapped 10-32 hole near the weld area. Sorry bout the pic quality
Looks good to me! I know we're all our own worst enemies when it comes to how 'perfect' a weld looks . . . gosh knows I'm always underwhelmed by my skills. Practice surely does help - as long as it is a similar type weld. I've found that when I go from straight welds to tubing, causes me to cuss a bit
Steering arm TIG welded by my friend Barry Miles.
^ That's not staying in single shear BTW.
sure, it's easy welding on heavy gauge steel...how about some paper-thin body welding..?
Nice stuff, but where's the hammer welding?
You guys have some serious skills. I've found that welding has improved my grinding capabilities. Luckily I've got a buddy that's an excellent welder.
Dchaz - it's not the size of the machine but how you work it!! Nice work.
best welds ever! can someone please find this guy? i want him to weld up my floors!
That's incredible too! Did someone say they had to be incredibly good?
My trash probably don't need to be in this thread, but here's what I can do after a couple semesters of TIG class:
I'd like to get a TIG rig of my own, but that would require rewiring the house to support it. So I gotta make do with the Syncro 250 at work and the Dynasty machines at school.
Oh I'm with jdustu ....... they don't have to be good to be incredible!! Those .... are INCREDIBLE.
I respect the craftsman.
I respect him or her too ....... to repectfully put down any welding equipment that may end up in their hands .
Some handrail work I did awhile back. All welding done with an old Millermatic 35 mig gun, probably 25 to 30 years old! Still lays in a Killer weld.The fillet in the corner has not been touched with a grinder. I have always liked Miller equipment. Have a nice week everybody, John
bored at work , couldnt think of any parts to make for the c cab so i welded a couple dp cans together
I like this thread
Oh ....... don't let me get out the razor blades & post the pix of the bead on the sharp side of the joint!!!
after a few try and practice...
Most of my stuff is pretty mundane compared to even the mediocre stuff in this thread. But here's one that while not "pretty", was kinda tricky:
Customer was modding a '56 Chevy into an ElCamino clone. Don't ask me why. Anyway, he wanted to keep the trim, but have it match the new beltline. He gave me four pieces so that I could cut n' weld to make two good ones that were longer and with the right curve.
The weld wasn't pretty, but I was more concerned with alignment and leaving myself enough to grind off without leaving a pit.
And the car:
I did this TIG weld on a stainless system....I was trying to see how small I could make it. I don't do them that small normally , they aren't as strong.
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