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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    Homeshcoolweldor and the rest of you,
    MAKE ME SICK!!! (JEALOUS!!!) 45 now and just started 2 1/2 years ago Wish I started at your age...See all the things I missed out on...
    Dad was a insurance man....shucks...
    bert
    Thanks Bert that makes me feel better

    Of course your welds probably look 20 times better than mine

    Oh, well. I'll just continue practicing.

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    Started at about 18-19 I guess. Tried stick welding with no guidance, not much look . My bosses chair broke apart the second he sat in it. Bought a Century MIG after that and had some pointers. Taught myself. Built 4 or 5 minitrucks with hydraulics, air rides, channels and body mods, then at 28 started my first fulltime welding job at a large construction company and have learned ten fold in the short year I have been there. Dave

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    Homeschoolweldor,
    School was for 2 years. 1st year: 6 months 6011,6 months 7018 4 days a week, 3 hours a day (minus summer,holidays, etc.). 3rd semester was TIG stainless and aluminum on small plates: lap,corner,T over and over until it looked GREAT! Now welding something "real life", didn't look so great...but I LOVE the practice!!!! Since I wasn't one of the kids hanging around the "duck pond" and actually went there to LEARN, I did ok...Still not as good as my instructors by far!!! OR a lot of these guys on the forum!!!
    bert
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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    I started with a tombstone welder in my dads auto shop when I was 15 (I had to do it when he was test driving). The other mechanics helped me out at first and when my school grades went down I took a night school welding class to graduate. I was welding as often as possible until I went in the Marines and had a job that had nothing to do with metal work. I got out and worked odd jobs on different farm equipment until I got my present job that again has nothing to do with metal work. Days off and “honey do’s” is about the only time I get to put on the hood.

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    4 H welding class when I was in junior high about 40 years ago. Welded for about 10 years on the farm then a 25 year hiatus and a new miller 210. What fun.

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    15 years old, gas welding for 4 months, MIG and Sticking for 3 weeks

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    Started 4 months ago at 65.

    Harris

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    Funny I see alot of Marines on here....Semper Fi... Interestin ages of people trying welding, range from teenager to 65, pretty cool. Keep it up, Teach a kid to weld, or a retired person!
    Scott
    HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

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    started welding around age 10 . my Father was a welder
    had his own business with welding rigs and everything
    welded with my Father
    . . he was the Best ! . . . that was my Dad.




    age 10 as best I can remember

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    [QUOTE=HMW;8566]Funny I see alot of Marines on here....Semper Fi...

    I work with a lot of ex-Marines, one thing I know that all Marines are cool guys . . just a special quality, Marine = great person

    my Father was a Marine



    .....................
    Richard

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