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

  1. Dan in Pasadena
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    GAWD, there just are no words for this kind of ability!
     
  2. I can think of three
    Talent
    practice
    Synergy
     
  3. GregCon
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    Those are some pretty welds.

    I've pretty much stopped welding unless it's only occasionally and important....the more I learn about the whole affair the less I'm convinced it's not damaging to the eyes.
     
  4. MRTS33
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    Snake skin. Nice!!!
     
  5. blinddaddykarno
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    OK, I know you've explained this before, but I still can't get my head around how you do that! I mean, I can tig, but that, that's just unbelievable! Could I beg you, once more, to go over in detail how to do it, in detail?
     
  6. jdustu
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    +Passion. BAM

    I just typed a bunch of jibberesh out, and then remembered I explained it all much better in this post:
    http://watchtheprettylight.tumblr.c...yle-and-profile-walking-the-cup-bob-and-weave
     
  7. blinddaddykarno
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    Thanks Josh, I think I know the theory, now need to get me a tig and practice, practice, practice!

    Brian

    Oh by the way, showed your stuff to my gf and she's already planning a trip to MI to see it in person, probably sent you an e-mail already!
     
  8. jdustu
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    Actually, yeah she did! Nothing fancy right now...not too much to see. Maybe one of these days ;)
     
  9. blinddaddykarno
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    Watch out dude, she's very persistent!!!!
     
  10. jdustu
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    My eyes weren't that good to begin with, I figure I've got nothing to lose. I'm actually legally blind on the left side.


    I've worked with guys that have welded 40-50 years....some have issues, some don't, pretty much like the rest of the population. I'm sure it's not "good" for you, but not much is these days. At least nothing worthwhile.
     
  11. blinddaddykarno
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    My eyes weren't that good to begin with, I figure I've got nothing to lose. I'm actually legally blind on the left side.

    Wow, now I really feel impotent, a half blind guy makes my welding look bad!
    Really know how to hurt a guy, Josh!
     
  12. CoolHand
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    You miserable bastard. . .

    Every time you make a post, I have to go out into my shop and apologize to my TIG welder.

    Seriously, that shit is demoralizing in the extreme.

    ;) :D
     

  13. Keep practicing.
     
  14. knucklesmacgee
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    that is unbelieveable
     
  15. five-duece-chevy
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    J, not only are you a great welder, but you take some nice pics too, lol. I rarely see welders who I think are better than me, but you are one of them (and there are only 3 that I can think of).
     
  16. 296 V8
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    Every time I look at this thread I want to just give up
     
  17. jdustu
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    Thanks guys. I figure if I can inspire people to give up, then I'm going my job. Ha!

    I'm gonna go celebrate Labor Day the best way I know how...with labor. Some recent stuff:

    1st pass:
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    2nd pass:
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    Sheet metal weld on a sculpture I was working on:

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    The finished sculpture:

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    And somedays I get frustrated.

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  18. Somedays you get frustrated???? Damn I look at your welds and I get frustrated...............
     
  19. gearheadbill
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    jdustu......absolutely beautiful!
     
  20. jdustu
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    Yes. Usually with my sculpting :) Things get thrown, bad words are yelled, middle fingers get welded on my bench....

    Thank you sir.

    A small fillet:

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    Messing around with freehand weave. 3 pieces of metal.

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    First pass on a fillet:

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    2nd pass on a fillet:

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  21. now I want to go out and kick my welder..........
     
  22. Me too. I think my welder is broken.
     
  23. 296 V8
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    What the hell is wrong with me?
    This is about as good as it gets …. Except my alum stuff is a bit more consistent looking
     

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  24. jdustu
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    Just throwing this out there, take it for what it's worth. See how the vertical steel piece is pitted on the surface? It's not necessarily dirty or contaminated, but it's rough. The cleaner/smoother you have the steel, the easier it is to lay down a consistent and smooth bead.
     
  25. WelderSeries
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    It looks to me that you're moving the puddle before it's finished forming... You may have a bit too much heat in it still as you're starting to move to the next puddle. Also, that's some pretty hefty material - what amps are you putting in to it?

    X2 on the material looking a bit pitted.
     
  26. dontlifttoshift
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    You're left handed?:D

    Slow down a bit and let it burn in a bit.
     
  27. 296 V8
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    Not L handed
    I probably had it tipped up the other way
    I think I had it on 165 amps
    That is a dana 60 cover
    The ring is 5/8 so the socket heads will be flush and the rest is 3/16 …. Heavy duty yes for sliding on rocks.
    The steel was all supper clean ... blasted and ss wire cup brushed.
     
  28. jdustu
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    I tried to integrate a little welding, and welding humor into this piece:

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    Here's where it started:

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    A couple other randoms

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  29. noboD
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    Josh, I have a stainless steel question. At work they had a new auger screw made, 8 inch diameter, about 2 1/2 center tube and about 5 feet long. Flights are 1/4X 2, welded both sides, probably 1/4 fillets, and ground and polished, for food quality. Flights might be about 4 inches apart the whole length. Auger was delivered and had about 1/4 inch bow in it, sent back and straightened. Brought back and now has about 1/8 inch bow. The manufacture does good work, I don't doubt it WAS straight at one time. Could stainless REbow after being straight? I know what had to happen to bend the flights and the heat involved to fully weld it together was tremendous. I've had cast iron warp after machining from stress. Can 304 stainless do it too? Thanks.
     
  30. jdustu
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    ss is hard to keep straight during fabrication. I doubt they ever had it straight(at least at room temp) at any point after it was built. 1/8" over 5' isn't bad, although I'm guessing in your application it really needs to be right on. I don't have a lot of experience with larger stainless weldments, but I don't see how it would just move after it's cooled down(unless there was machining done, like you mentioned with the cast iron)

    I've seen pieces of armor bow more than 12" over 10' just from machining. Method of machining and metal composition can both have an effect on how much it moves.

    There are probably some machinists or guys that work a lot with large scale ss fab that could better answer your question though...
     

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