Remember To Breathe When You Tig Weld
by Eddy Lee
(Aucland, New Zealand.)
Tig welding is an art!
It's been 5 years now and I have been away from this site. It’s nice to be back reading how everyone is doing and so much has happen since I been away so awesome!!
Well my ventures with becoming a bike builder has come to a reality in good news. And I have been welding a lot!
I have tig welding, pretty much nailed down and loving it. I have tig welded all sorts of metals, from steel to alloy, and sheet metal. I have bent and shaped steel and welded my own chopper frames and have built several choppers and lots of custom bike modifications and still doing it now.During the time while I was tig welding I have experienced these odd obstacles:
- Stiffness - because I wasn't comfortable.
- Finding the correct height.
- Making sure that all my equipment was nearby to reach.
- Great lighting in the workshop.
- A great welding helmet & gloves.
- Choose a good time to weld and when you’re tired.
- Knowing the correct setting on the welder.
- A quiet time so you don't get disturbed.
- Finding a great rhythm in the process of welding.
- Breathe and relax! Even though the smoke from the welding can be annoying and good for health, try and breath as you weld and keeping a steady rhythm.
And thank you for this site. I first bought my blueprints for chopper frame building from you
. It all worked after I build my jig and then I went onto the chopper frames.
It has been a great journey and I am loving it so much. And now I am looking forward to moving to the USA next year to fulfill my dream goal and working for a friends new bike building workshop.
Thank you so much for everything guys you have been a great site and knowledge. And I am grateful!! And I will be posting some of my chopper builds soon. God Bless. Eddy Lee.