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Cut Polish and Etch Techniques for Testing Welds

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“The Aluminum Drill” Revisited

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TIG Welding – “The Aluminum Drill” Revisited

In this video, I’m padding aluminum beads. It’s some of the best practice you can get. I call this the aluminum drill. I’ve done versions of this before. I never was happy with the way they came out, so this time, I put a lot of care into it, and I’m using a Furick clear number eight cup, so you can … it just kind of lights everything up. You can see everything a lot better, and that makes it more instructional, so let’s do it. read more

TIG Welding Bead Restarts

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Tig Welding Bead Restarts

Today, we’re talking about TIG welding restarts. You’re welding along and you have to stop for whatever reason, and you have to start again. That’s a restart, and you’d like to be able to make your restarts in such a way that you can’t really tell. So if you have to stop five times even in a six-inch run, it looks pretty much like there is one continuous bead. That’s the goal anyway, and that’s what we’re going to be talking about today. I’m going to try to show some real up close shots of the restart and describe what’s going on so that you’ll have a method in your mind on making consistent restarts. Also, I’m going to talk about something called the three-second rule. Let’s get into it. read more

6011 Rods Downhill and Uphill Welding

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6011 Rods – Pros and Cons

Today I’m going to be doing a little stick welding with 6011 rods, and I’m going to be welding on AC. Let’s do it. I’ve got this little joint tacked up here. It’s two lap joints and two sides of a T joint. I’m going to weld all joints up in different positions with the 6011 rod. 6011’s very much like a 6010, a cousin of a 6010, except that you can use AC. You can’t run 6010 on AC. The good thing about 6011’s is a lot of newer inverters today, will not run a 6010, but they will run a 6011. I think it’s a very handy rod to have for when you’re in a pinch, when you’re called on to go make a weld somewhere, and they tell you, “We’ve got everything you need. Just bring your helmet.” You might do yourself a favor to bring along some 6011 in different diameters. read more

TIG Welding Square Tubing

Welding Square Tubing

Welding Square Tubing
I have a friend named Douglas who will be TIG welding a chair project at the Lincoln Electric booth at Fabtech this year.

Doug has done lots of Mig projects on his youtube channel “Retroweld”.. But he hasn’t done much TIG at all. read more

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