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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Blue One, Mar 4, 2011.
I have never been a great welder but as I get older and my hands shake it is getting harder to make nice looking welds.
What in the hell is that monstrosity?????
yeah, WTF! 1st time i see this thread. That intake is hilarious. I too at some point were inexperienced enuff to pull shitty welds, but sure as fuck i wouldnt have done such a piece of shit for the whoe world to see
-High fives that statement-
One of the best quotes ever.
I've never seen hamburger welds!?!?!?!?!
Adding more bad welds on top of bad welds doesn't solve anything.
Here ya go.
Damn, I did better than that in my first welding class in high school
by my own admission i an a crappy welder. i will ONLY weld sculptures i make. anything else, i have someone else do it. someone with skill.
these people should follow the same rule
Those are wire welded, we have become accustomed to headers that are tig welded.
Yes, Tig welding is prettier but I can wire weld a whole lot better than what we see on those headers.
After building my 53 customline my Grandson said Pa you can weld rust to bondo! Go Figure
Here is a chassis, built by a local "Pro" shop, which we had to scrap. The welds on the axle were so bad, each tube was 3/8" out at the end. The car would not roll:
Never even bothered to clean the metal first.
The whole chassis was covered with crap, just like this. ALL of the fabrication was a disaster.
A profesional shop did that so called fabrication I'm a total novice and good weld circles around that.
I really appreciate this thread! It seems to me that my very first welds were "pro" quality and what I thought were my now acceptable welds are really, really good. Seriously, I keep trying but never on a consistent level. But I am determined to get better before I do any structural welding. Sheet metal is my main focus. I use the Doctors creed: First do no harm.
Bahahahahahahahaha man I needed that giggle today funny as!!!!!! My thread on my 49 Merc rescue has some pics of pretty crappy welding...... And you should see the previos guys work ;-)
That is just what you commonly see in a manufacturing setting with a machine welder. Sorry to say, but, they are not going to take the time in a production setting to properly train welders who will then leave to go to a higher paying job.
I teach TIG and MIG welding every day. I firmly believe that the vision thing is the biggest problem with bad welds. If you can't see what that puddle is doing, you might as well shut your eyes...
Why in the HELL would anyone run those birdshit beads if they new what a good one was supposed to look like, and could see it forming (or NOT forming) as they worked?
You are correct sir.
I used to work with an old welder who's eyes were going bad. he had gotten to where he was welding so poorley that we had him just tacking. Then the welder supply guy came in one day and they were talking, we ended up buying him one of those magnified back plates, and his welding went right back to the best in the shop.
The there is the problem with the proper darkness lense. I used to use a 14 when I was young because my eyes were real sensative, but I discovered that i could use a 12 with gold lense and really see what I was doing. It is best to spend some time learning what lense you can use and see your work the best.
i just threw up in my mouth a little bit!
sheetmetal welds I cut out.
Have you thought about seeing a doctor about this? Mine gets so noticeable that even the hardware store guy commented on this: He said i wasn't getting enough glucose or something like that.
It is intermittent with me.
I just vomited in my lunch
I had a friend who was Navy certified to weld under water on nucular reactors.
As in, if a sub sank he could go contain the mess. That dude could lay a bead.
As for me, the bigger the glob, the better the job.
The other thread with the great welds made me hang my head in shame. I like this thread and the pictures. It makes my welds look good.
you dont see the weld, but get the point...HAHAHAHAHA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nVrr_XTin4&feature=related
A buddy of mine's dad was an old time welder in a shipyard.This old man could really lay down a bead.He told me after they would weld ship hulls they would put welders in them and push them in the water and go to welding up the leaks.Don't know if that was bullshit or not ,but that old man knew his shit.His favorite saying was that he could weld a straight pin to boiler plate.
I've never had anyone say anything negative about my welds.
I've also never let anyone see my welds.
There's a reason for that.
Yup, just put a 1X in my helmet...finally. LOL. I've found I can use a 10 gold but that's about it. I don't trust auto-darks (for a good reason), but they can be a great help when learning TIG welding. If you NEED an auto-dark for stick or MIG, you are in trouble, IMO...
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