High school student in my welding class last semester and this semester brought in his jet bike project. Need to get him into building custom fighters.
I'm trying to teach myself tig welding while building my first fuel tank.Watched a couple more razor welding videos.
Next time, I'll use aluminum chill blocks and a needle grind on the tungsten.
Tried to figure out why I can't see where I'm going when welding. Bad news is, it's not my hand position. I can see the puddle clearly, but everything outside the arc light is black.
I'll check the shade setting on my helmet, but I know I didn't set it very dark. I've always had poor night vision.
Nice work Smoker!Made 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.
Don't need to peen cast aluminum. Lots of welding lore surrounding castings that stem from cast iron. Cast iron isn't tricky to weld because it's cast, it's tricky to weld because it's iron.Both of this weeks challenges are practice for the metal sculpture.
Using this photo from Sebspeed for cast welding motivation. Pretty sure he's done a bunch of clutch windows. Probably rude to ask him for tips, since it's his livelyhood.
Been reading about peening and making cleaning passes. Definitely will be ordering 4047 filler rod to try.
Thanks, bro. I've actually had some 4047 in my shopping cart at Baker's since before you posted the link. Just need to throw in some more stuff so I can get free shipping. Will get back to that order tonight, for sure.I use Baker's Gas for TIG rod and tungstens, and general welding supplies. They have 4047. Don't know how it compares to your local prices:
Classes are cheap at the community college. About $100 usd per semester.Welding classes up here are expensive as fook. Be nice to learn all the new tech tho,