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  • how do my welds look?

    I just started welding about a month ago. Never welded a bead in my life before i took this class, but Im really liking it so far. Taking welding classes in trade school through my high school. This is horizontal stick with 6013. Any and all help would be appreciated and let me know what I'm doing wrong please. Thank y'all in advance
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    Ill try to get more pics Monday of one of the better welds, these aren't my best but just the ones that I remembered to take a pic of.

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    • #3
      Well Dang, I guess no one has any input for me

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      • #4
        Not bad for just starting, keep practicing!

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        • #5
          how do my welds look?

          Do you notice anything by just looking at it that I could improve on? And thank you

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          • #6
            I'm no expert, but it looks like you have some undercut on top, stay a bit longer at the top so you fill in the undecut or what's called washing in before you go to the bottom and wash in. Maybe count 1001 at the top of the weld each time or what ever group of numbers in sequence 1001 1002 1003 seem to give enough time to fill the undercut in before you go to the bottom and wash in. I can't tell for sure, but your heat looks to be a bit cold, try 5 amps more and be ready to move foward a bit faster. Play around with the amps/heat and foward travel speed. You'll get it, everyone does that's willing to suffer though the learning curve. Never ever give up!
            Last edited by tackit; 02-10-2013, 07:40 PM.

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            • #7
              Just what I can see from the picture is work on being steady and you will have a straighter weld. That will come with more practice, main thing is just relax when your running your bead.

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              • #8
                how do my welds look?

                Thank y'all, I can't really remember but I think I did turn my heat up after I took this pic. And I'm trying to keep more steady and get in a comfortable position to run the bead each time. I'm definitly goin to keep at it though! I'm really hooked now and hopefully ill improve a lot before the class ends!

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                • #9
                  Your welcome! Keep at it!

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                  • #10
                    how do my welds look?

                    Not too bad for a beginner

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                    • #11
                      how do my welds look?

                      Thanks!

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                      • #12
                        Material thickness and the joint configuration?

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                        • #13
                          how do my welds look?

                          I believe it's 3/8 and its just flat practice welds. Like line after line and practicing the over laps

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                          • #14
                            Keep your speed more consistent and slow down just a bit.

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                            • #15
                              how do my welds look?

                              Will do, thank you. I thought that I might be going a little fast and am tryin to work on makin everything more consistent so it'll look better

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