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After 3 weeks of vacation,your sweat still smells like 7018 smoke as you're in the sun on the beach.
And then on the way home you discover it is actually the hair folicals in your nose (as well as every hair that you have) have the smoke inbeded deep into them instead
Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"
Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
Miller 30-A Spoolgun
Miller Spectrum 300
Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400
. . . if, upon hearing that you are a welder, some non-welder proceeds to explain that most of the skill has gone out of your trade with the advent of the new equipment (wire-feed welders, electronic hoods), that his grandmother could learn to do it, and that he is planning to pick up a new 120V wire-feeder from Harbor Freight and do all his own body-work like Jesse James, build himself a trailer, make a trailer hitch for his pickup, and who needs you anymore?
You are a weldor if you wake up in the middle of the night thinking about that last pass you made....and it wasn't at a member of the opposite gender ( I have to use that word because if I say s*x this danged thing edits it to ***!)
You are a weldor if you bring test welds, REALLY great looking cover on tests or cut and bent coupons to your wife as presents....and,for some reason, she doesn't seem to appreciate them at all. WTF???????????????
. . . if, upon hearing that you are a welder, some non-welder proceeds to explain that most of the skill has gone out of your trade with the advent of the new equipment (wire-feed welders, electronic hoods), that his grandmother could learn to do it . . . (snip)
Hey! My grandmother was a welder . . . tank parts in WWII.
Dynasty 300DX MM350P Hobart Handler 120 Smith LW7, MW1, AW1
Smith AR/He Mixer
Grannies can surprise you. Mine was visiting from Missouri many years ago, and wandered up when I was picking through a stack of boatbuilding wood. She made some remark, so I told her what it was. Her response was, "Is it air-dried or Kiln-dried?" Surprised, I asked, "How do you know about that?" Turns out that as a young gal she had been a secretary for a little lumber camp in Arkansas during WW1.