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Oct 25, 2017

Short Circuit Metal Transfer

GMAW MIG welding short circuit metal transfer explanation including arc on and arc off illustrations.

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Oct 24, 2017

Boat Arch

I used aluminum tube and plate to fabricate this boat arch. It's used to hold fishing poles, a net, and the radar. I tig welded it.

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Oct 09, 2017

Sheetmetal Welding

A basic guide to sheetmetal welding techniques and processes.

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Oct 07, 2017

A Guide To Underwater Welding

Underwater welding is a challenging and rewarding career for the certified welder diver.

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Sep 19, 2017

MIG Spool Gun

How to use a spool gun with your MIG welder to weld aluminum and steel effectively.

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Sep 16, 2017

Types Of MIG Welding Metal Transfer

The three types of mig welding metal transfer methods explained.

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Aug 05, 2017

How To Build A Trailer

This is a step by step guide on how to build a trailer that is better than factory made trailers.

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Jul 25, 2017

Vertical Stick Welding

Welding in the vertical stick welding position is made easier with these tips.

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Jun 03, 2017

Parts Of A Weld

Here are the parts of a weld using a cross section of a fillet and groove weld bead.

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May 12, 2017

Basic Welding Positions

The four basic welding positions and information on pipe welding.

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May 11, 2017

MIG Wire Types

Explains mig wire size, stickout, and travel speed for different metal types and thicknesses.

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Mar 15, 2017

Free Welding Tips and Tricks

Our welding tips and tricks will help make better arc welding or gas welding beads.

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Mar 14, 2017

Money Making Welding Projects

A guide to money making welding projects and how to find hot welding niches.

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Mar 14, 2017

Overhead Arc Welding Guide

Techniques for the overhead arc welding position for all you stick welders out there.

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Mar 13, 2017

Can You Mig Weld Aluminum

If you want to mig weld aluminum on 110v, 115v, or 230v use one of these machines.

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Feb 14, 2017

Types Of Material For Welding

Common types of material and metal used for home, farm, and art welding projects.

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Feb 10, 2017

MIG Welding Tips and Tricks!

These mig welding tips cover gas metal arc welding techniques which improves your welds.

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Feb 09, 2017

Weld Types Explained

There are many weld types and this articles explains eight of them in detail.

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Jan 26, 2017

Weld Table With Vice and Bender!

I needed a welding table to start doing some projects, so after looking at several different designs and plans, I decided on this type of table. I added

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Jan 08, 2017

6 Foot Scrap Metal Fence.

I have build a 6 foot high metal fence, 200feet long, using mostly scrap iron. I used 3oilfield pipe, cemented 3 feet into the ground, 8 feet spacing.

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Jan 03, 2017

Top Welding Books

These welding books were selected as the best books for welders.

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Dec 26, 2016

What Welding School Doesn't Teach!

I've been a welder at a hazmat refinery for over 10 years and I have to say no amount of school will prepare you for the field. No offense to anyone.

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Dec 09, 2016

Welding Art

A guide to welding art and tips on how to market your metal artwork.

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Dec 07, 2016

Mig Welding Tutorial

A mig welding tutorial plus other tips on welding stainless steel of different thicknesses.

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Dec 01, 2016

Welding Terms and Definitions

A comprehensive welding terms list in alphabetical order.

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Dec 01, 2016

Hobby Welder

I had to make a 3-piece bracket using short pieces of 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch steel that required unusual angles impossible to shape using normal clamping

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Nov 23, 2016

Want To Weld Thick Metal?

Tips on how to weld thick metal using quarter inch plate as an example

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Aug 23, 2016

Student Welding Projects

Welding teachers discuss student welding projects and ideas to learn metalworking skills

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Aug 16, 2016

Build A Welding Cart

If you want to build a welding cart for MIG, TIG, or ARC welding then this tutorial and blueprints will guide you.

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Jul 27, 2016

Welding Basics and Frame Fabrication

Several pages on welding basics taken from our Welding and Chopper Frame Fabrication guide.

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Jul 06, 2016

How To Gas Weld Aluminum

Ron Fournier reveals how to gas weld aluminum on this 60 minute gas welding instrtuctional dvd.

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Jul 05, 2016

Low Profile Oil Drain Pan Build

Build your own low profile oil drain pan in your garage and save money.

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Jun 26, 2016

Build A Garden Arbor

Weld up a garden arbor that will last a lifetime because wood arbors rot and fall apart.

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Jun 07, 2016

Build A Tomato Cage For Your Garden

If you want to build a tomato cage for your garden you'll need to bend and weld the wire.

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May 03, 2016

Garden Bench Build

Build your own garden bench in just fourteen steps with this step by step tutorial.

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Apr 08, 2016

Childrens Summer Camp Sheet Metal Project Ideas?

My name is Drake, and I am looking for projects using 18 G sheet metal , pencil rod and scrap we have lying around our shop. We generally would buy the

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Apr 06, 2016

Sheet Metal Brake Assembly Tutorial

An easy to follow step-by-step tutorial on building sheet metal brakes.

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Apr 03, 2016

Miller Welding Helmet Review

The Miller name usually conveys a sense of high quality cutting edge welding equipment. Does their helmet live up to the name?

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Mar 07, 2016

Your First Welder

Helps you buy your first welder by asking and answering simple questions about your work environment.

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Feb 28, 2016

Welding Symbols and Definitions

A basic welding symbols tutorial and their definitions for reading plans or blueprints.

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Feb 08, 2016

Don't Discount Flux Core For Entry Users!

I don't want to start a huge debate on weld quality, etc. with this but don't discount flux core too much. I work with a lot of high school kids that

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Jan 14, 2016

Ten Welding Helmet Reviews

If you need a welding helmet read through these reviews to find the right helmet at the right price.

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Jan 09, 2016

Eight Plasma Cutting Project Ideas

Here are ten plasma cutting project ideas for your next metalwork art project for your home or to sell.

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Dec 31, 2015

Where To Sell Welding Projects

A comprehensive guide on how and were to sell welding projects online and offline locally and worldwide.

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Dec 24, 2015

Auto Darkening Welding Helmet

Choose an auto darkening welding helmet that is best for your work environment.

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Dec 08, 2015

The Best Funny Welding T-Shirts!

Here are the top 10 welding t-shirts that anyone who welds or has a friend in the business will love.

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Dec 07, 2015

Question about an evaporator?

I'm planning to build a maple syurp evaporator and am wondering what gauge stainless I should use. I'm planning to have it sitting on top a steel plate

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Dec 03, 2015

Problems With Hobart Handler 140

I have a new Hobart Handler 140. I assembled it, and rigged it for gas. I followed the directions which were fairly simple. You had to make sure you change

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Dec 01, 2015

Vertical Smoker

Always wanted to build a smoker but needed something different. I wanted a vertical smoker with a horizontal firebox. I used a discarded 28 diameter

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