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  • #31
    Nice lookin pair of "uh beads" between the aluminum pieces.
    Tim Beeker,
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    • #32
      Stillboostin, the AR/He was because I had some and was trying to get rid of it, it probably added a little more heat and allowed me to run the Dynasty at lower amps so I did not have to worry about duty cycle, the material was 1/4 inch so no sugaring happened. there is a product called SolarFlux which you paint on the back and this stops the O2 from affecting the weld area. Works pretty good and is easier than back gassing. Hope this helps,Paul
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      • #33
        I love that solar flux, but I about dropped dead when the guy brought out the can of it and said it was $44. Still a great product.
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        • #34
          Cruz, think of the time and money ya save not riggin argon though... and ya get to sip the ethanol they recommend mixing it with.....I tried both Tequila and Vodka, the Vodka works best.
          Paul
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          • #35
            Originally posted by paulrbrown View Post
            Cruz, think of the time and money ya save not riggin argon though... and ya get to sip the ethanol they recommend mixing it with.....I tried both Tequila and Vodka, the Vodka works best.
            Paul

            huh, I didnt know you could mix it with vodka!, ****, this advice will definately make for a better welding experience huh. Ive been mixing mine with that product called "HEET" used to get rid of water in gas tanks. I wish I would of known about the vodka, because I do have a bottle of it laying around the house. Thanks for the tip.
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            • #36
              Originally posted by chris***@sbcglo View Post
              1. and 2. 304 stainless with Maxstar 200DX
              3., 4., 5. 3x3x.120 steel tubing with Passport
              Please do not post here anymore.. you make me sick. God I suck. I have a passport and my welds do NOT look like this. I need to take a class. I was gonna sell and go to tig. I JUST NEED TO LEARN HOW TO WELD.

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              • #37
                careful editing

                Originally posted by barchetta View Post
                Please do not post here anymore.. you make me sick. God I suck. I have a passport and my welds do NOT look like this. I need to take a class. I was gonna sell and go to tig. I JUST NEED TO LEARN HOW TO WELD.
                Well, it wouldn't be the first time I've been kicked out of a bar... er, I mean club.

                Thanks for the compliment, but I just try to post pics of the good welds and hope that nobody catches on to me.

                Some days are better than others, but DO NOT sell your Passport. That little machine kicks some butt and you just need to spend some time working it all out. I find that I lay my nicest beads with Patience and Prep.
                Also, you have to understand your machine and how to set it up properly. This just comes with experience, trial, and error. My welding has improved a lot over the last several years, and I'll attribute a good amount of that to a few key members of this forum who have shared their knowledge along with pictures of their work.

                Keep the Passport... and get a GTAW machine. One does not effectively replace the other. Work out the MIG then move on to the TIG. Believe me, scrapping the MIG in place of TIG is not going to alleviate your frustrations.

                Good luck and have fun... and thanks again.

                Oh yeah, post some pics of your stuff. I'm sure everyone here would be happy to give you their $ .02.
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                • #38
                  Some practice stuff:



                  This was a 3g practice plate:





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                  • #39
                    oly cow, I'm jealous. Is the first one stainless then the others regular steel? Sweet work man. Dave
                    Originally posted by jdustu View Post
                    Some practice stuff:



                    This was a 3g practice plate:





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                    • #40
                      Great work!
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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by turbo38t View Post
                        oly cow, I'm jealous. Is the first one stainless then the others regular steel? Sweet work man. Dave

                        Thanks The top three are all mild, the bottom one was from some junk fixtures, so they are some type of tool steel.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by jdustu View Post
                          Thanks The top three are all mild, the bottom one was from some junk fixtures, so they are some type of tool steel.

                          -Josh
                          Nice beads, dawg... I mean, dog.
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                          • #43
                            After reading through this thread I don't know if I should even post mine. Some mighty fine weldin' in here.

                            Even though these are MS TIG welds they may more resemble MIG welds. I learned on a MIG & some stick many years ago, and just recently using TIG. I have a habit of pouring the filler to the weld. I can't seem to get the hang of the "Stacked Dime Look".



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                            • #44
                              My second time messing with stainless. I'm not a tig welder by trade. Only have maybe 20 hours tinkerin time here and there. Making a rack for the leads for my Bobcat. Dave
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                              • #45
                                MillerMatic 140 Auto Set w/SpoolMate100, .30/4043, 1/8"flat bar to 16guage 3/4" sq tubing. It was set at 5/80. It's my best so far unfortunately it's on a practice peice. I may have posted this before but it still delights me.

                                MillerMatic 140 Auto-Set

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