If we're still working on the box tomorrow, I'll try to weld a SKULLY on it.
This is TIG welded or O/A? Man, this is IMPRESSIVE! I am amazed!! My stick skills are inexistent compared to this.Everytime the instructor tells me anything, it starts with "Don't you do it like this." or "Don't tell anyone else."
I haven't turned in my projects. If we have free time, I can always try a do-over. Just need to turn them in before the last class.
Learned on the Outside Corner project not to stay to long on the peak, and to bring the puddle farther down on the sides for better penetration. Didn't understand that when I welded these coupons. Have better penetration now.
Not cleaned up.
It's O/A. Evidently, it's not very hard to make decent, unattractive fusion welds (no rod). Adding filler rod soon. Will be more difficult to coordinate both hands.This is TIG welded or O/A? Man, this is IMPRESSIVE! I am amazed!! My stick skills are inexistent compared to this.
Nice! 👍 Crazy about the dirty torch, but glad you sorted it outMade a box tonight. Cut the coupons and welded them together. Not even in the syllabus. Instructor wants everyone to move on at the same time. Says we're not going to weld with filler rod until Monday.
Burned a small hole in my box. Instructor told me to use a little filler rod. "Don't tell anyone."
He said we we're going to test them for water-tightness. Guess he forgot. Maybe tomorrow.
That turned out awesome! :rock:Instructor told us to finish the Box project tonight. Mine was done last night. I could do another one, but I'd rather do something new.
I go into his office and ask him if I can try to weld a skully into the side of my box. He stared at me for a good 3 seconds, and said- FUCK YEAH!!! I'm guessing no one ever asked him that.
It was fun because I didn't move the box. I welded forehand, backhand, up & down without changing the torch position. Fusion welding, no rod.
Sounds perfect 👍Also noticed at school they have a large supply of .063" 6061. I'm sure they cut it into coupons for practice. Just wondering if it would work well for a custom fuel tank.👍
Yeah, I thought of that, too. But, I wouldn't be using an O/A heating torch at home. I should learn with the tools I'll be using. I'm thinking propane or MAPP gas only.just hold the torch further away ?
stainless that's went pretty colours when welding is, as far as I know, more inclined to rust, does simply colouring it with a torch have any similar affect ?
Was reading about temperature vs. color and came across this:stainless that's went pretty colours when welding is, as far as I know, more inclined to rust, does simply colouring it with a torch have any similar affect ?
I'm just in the process of teaching myself TIG and the sheild gas is a flow control/ with flow metering built in to the bottle regulator. I remeber the regs on the gas welding sets I used 30 odd yrs ago were pressure based, but as pressure and flow are directly proportional I'm surprised that this isnt being done somewhere by somebody already. But then again, once youve got your head around how much heat to put into a given piece I'm sure youll develop a feel for how much gas to use. I comes quicker than you expect. Nice little box btw. If i make anything half as neat with the tig I'll be amazed.Well, let me say this is bullshit.
I'm using a standard Victor O/A torch. It's 2022 FFS. Where's the damn digital torch? At least give me some kind of flowmeter on the torch, so I can easily repeat the flame precisely.
Searched, and didn't find anything. No wonder it takes time to get good.
Good luck, bro. I'll try to post any good tips I find.I'm just in the process of teaching myself TIG
Thanks, my dude. Definitely appreciate any and all input!Hey Pete, take this for what it's worth, which isn't much ...