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    Wink young or old

    I was just wondering how old some of y`all was when you stared welding ???
    I was 12 (been welding almost 1 and a half year)

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    Chris

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    Default how old?

    I think I was about 13 or 14 playing around with stuff as my dad worked on his race cars. Right out of high school I got a job in an auto body shop. everything was lite gauge steel and all mig work. I didn't learn stick till I was in my late 20's, and learned tig about 9 or 10 years ago. I think i'm just getting into my prime at the ripe old age of 43. Dave
    If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

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    I can aready Mig, Stick,Tig(carbon, Stainless,some alum.) I am only 13

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    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by wireburner View Post
    I was just wondering how old some of y`all was when you stared welding ???...
    62 and 4yrs retired when I bought my first little toy 120v MIG welder.

    Thought it was about time I learned a trade .
    Tom Veatch
    Wichita, KS

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    My dad taught me how to weld when I was about seven on his miller thunderbolt and I used my first wire feed and tig as a junior in school.33 now still weld whenever I can and hope to for a long time.

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    14 and been at it since 40 now and working on the kids already 11 and 3 the 3 yrold likes to watch and loves the auto hood and she even keeps it on till out of the shop but what do you expect she can count to 20 in english and spanish already maybe it will be a ..and daugther shop one of these days or she migth be the old mans lawyer.lol
    garthswelding@aol.com trail blazer 301g with all the fixins:delta band saw dewalt chop saw craftsman drill press, sp-135 mm251 spectrum 375 suite case mig, tig w/hi freq. one welding truck.

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    Started at age 10 or 11 welding airplane parts with the torch, started tig when I was 18........still havent put the torch down! I bought a lil mig to have as well.....seems to collect a lot of dust though. Never owned or used a stick welder.......never see a need to.

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    Hey y'all, I'm new here.

    I just started welding the beginning of the year, used my Christmas money up, and I'm a few days away from 16. So I've had a little bit of late start compared to most of you, but better late than never I guess.

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    Default First time...

    Burned my first rod at 13 in my uncle's Harley shop....I'm 63 now....Denny

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    Cool

    7 with my dads ancient Westinghouse spoolgun on alum, then it was on to torch welding and the rest is history...Bob
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