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Jun 11, 2018

Shielding Gas Guide

A guide to shielding gas for gas shielded arc welding.

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Apr 27, 2018

Welding Distortion Problems

Welding distortion happens when your base metal expands and contracts as it's heated and cools down.

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Mar 27, 2018

5 Work Welding Accidents

Here are some of the worst welding accidents that you can learn from in terms of safety at work.

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Mar 19, 2018

5 Extreme Welding Art Projects

Here are five extreme welding art projects that will get your creative juices flowing.

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Mar 06, 2018

Historic Women Welders

Historic women welders started breaking the gender stereotypes as far back as World War II. Today, women welders are still challenging these stereotypes.

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Mar 05, 2018

Underwater Welding Schools

Basic information you need on underwater welding schools and a list of shools around the world.

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Feb 12, 2018

Women In Welding

These women in welding make amazing projects and metal art from scratch.

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Jan 18, 2018

Right Angle Jig Plans

Build your own right angle jig for welding 90 degree angles perfectly and for pennies on the dollar.

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Jan 18, 2018

Build A Workbench

A step by step guide to building a workbench for your welding fabrication shop.

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Dec 17, 2017

Your First Welder

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

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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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