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    Hi Guys

    My name is mike and i was just wondering if there any good resources for the amateur Welder besides this forum . thanks and i await your posts

    Mike

  • #2
    Great resource here.

    www.weldingtipsandtricks.com

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mschmid5 View Post
      Hi Guys

      My name is mike and i was just wondering if there any good resources for the amateur Welder besides this forum . thanks and i await your posts

      Mike
      Hobart also has a forum:
      http://www.hobartwelders.com/weldtalk/

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      • #4
        Click on the resources tab at the top of this page and you will find a wealth of information too.

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        • #5
          The best resource are the people around you that have been welding for a long time. If your learning just for a hobby i would suggest finding someone that does it everyday and see if they will help you out. Even if it cost you a case of beer. The internet and the text book knowledge of welding can only get you so far. There is nothing better then on the job training. Even welding schools IMO are a joke compared to what you learn on the job or from someone who welds everyday. At least thats the case in my area.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jelias View Post
            The best resource are the people around you that have been welding for a long time. If your learning just for a hobby i would suggest finding someone that does it everyday and see if they will help you out. Even if it cost you a case of beer. The internet and the text book knowledge of welding can only get you so far. There is nothing better then on the job training. Even welding schools IMO are a joke compared to what you learn on the job or from someone who welds everyday. At least thats the case in my area.
            That's one of the best ways for sure, if you can get someone to work with you for a while that knows what they are doing. If 2 hoods are involved he can show you how to do a certain bead, then watch as you try it yourself. This way you get instant feed back input on what your doing wrong or right. A case of beer can be a lot cheaper than all the frustration and aggravation trying to figure it out on your own for the first time.
            If your still looking for on-line sites too, try WeldingWeb.com there are alot of topics to choose from there. From projects, safety, equipment choices, types of cutting methods,etc. They are not affiliated with any particular manufacturer either. There are discusions on all different brands of equipment and welding methods.

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            • #7
              Thanks !!

              Originally posted by jelias View Post
              The best resource are the people around you that have been welding for a long time. If your learning just for a hobby i would suggest finding someone that does it everyday and see if they will help you out. Even if it cost you a case of beer. The internet and the text book knowledge of welding can only get you so far. There is nothing better then on the job training. Even welding schools IMO are a joke compared to what you learn on the job or from someone who welds everyday. At least thats the case in my area.
              Well my uncle wich he has 30 years doing welding has been helping me hands-on with his stick welding machine but he works with me and sometimes we are swamped with work so i want to get some other infomation amd maybe get a MIG welder for my personal use . thanks all for your help and will look at the links and the other infomation on the miller site . And i do apprishate the help again!
              Thanks for your help,
              Mike
              Last edited by mschmid5; 06-23-2011, 02:26 PM. Reason: Adding txt :-)

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              • #8
                Mike a great investment in your skill in addition to hands on help is the Miller student pack and the James F Lincoln Procedure Handbook of Arc Welding. Both will cost you 25.00 each but if you are looking for valid book knowledge to go with your hands on training those are the two books to have as a minimum. When you have a hands on issue or question, the answers will be in one of those sets of books without a doubt.
                Hope this helps.
                Bob

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                • #9
                  weldingtipsandtricks.com is a great resource and i think he posts a new video every week. believe it or not youtube has a bunch of videos. if your anything like me you'll pick up a lot just by watching. just try to make sure you are watching the videos that are shot through a hood. kind of pointless watching some guy standing there when you can't see what he is welding. another thing that helped me was understanding the lingo. its alot easier to talk to someone about welding when u r speaking their language. and believe it or not try to learn as much as you can about the properties and characteristics of the metals you are working with. ur local library will have all sorts of material on metallurgy and welding to. just some stuff that helped me out man doesnt work for everyone though.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by theprentice View Post
                    weldingtipsandtricks.com is a great resource and i think he posts a new video every week. believe it or not youtube has a bunch of videos. if your anything like me you'll pick up a lot just by watching. just try to make sure you are watching the videos that are shot through a hood. kind of pointless watching some guy standing there when you can't see what he is welding. another thing that helped me was understanding the lingo. its alot easier to talk to someone about welding when u r speaking their language. and believe it or not try to learn as much as you can about the properties and characteristics of the metals you are working with. ur local library will have all sorts of material on metallurgy and welding to. just some stuff that helped me out man doesnt work for everyone though.

                    se i do havw the basics on the different properitys of metals but I could get a refresher. I haved looked thu youtube. i went to the site expertvillage.com and there are some seinor welders but the videos are short and dont show you any actual footage i.e stricking the arc,techinic Ect... so that is why i gave up on videos but i will look up the books that you guys said to get
                    thanks again
                    Mike

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