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  1. #61
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    Hey preacher, by the way, while you tell us how you got your nickname, can you post pics of your artwork?
    praying for you man...
    bert
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

  2. #62
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    Man, preacher you've convinced me, I'm not going to work today Like the other guys said, how'd you get your name and post some pics. Really like seeing things everyone makes.


    ps: Good luck with your back !! Glad your doing what you like!
    Scott
    HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

  3. #63
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    Not a lot of people call me preacher any more but it was still good enough for a screen name. About 8 years ago some friends of mine were getting married and wanted me to preform the ceremony. So I went on line and became a legally ordained minister (only cost $10). Some guys at my old job found out about and that was only thing I ever got called at work. OK not the only thing but I won't print the rest of them here.

    preacher

    p.s. I'll post some pics when I get the files shrunk down.
    If you had fun making it, you did a good job

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  4. #64
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    Okay all, nice knowing I am not the only one that is like the last one to the party. I started welding about 30 years ago using a stick welder. Built many things, burnt holes in many of them, still have not perfected the perfect weld. I have found with the stick, thick and solid is better---look ma' no holes. I have had some successes and after I retire, maybe at the end of this year, I will take some classes in college for Stick, Mig and Tig. I recently bought a Mig machine and plan on making some fancy gates with some of those prefab wrought iron pieces that you can buy to put together a custom gate etc. The question that started this thread is a very good one and I thank you for it. It is perhaps one we all that read this forum have wondered. You can see by my handle 'L8startR', I am just really getting started. It is exciting to see all the wonderful things that can be done with metal working tools and welding. Plasma is another thing I am interested in because of all the intricate shapes and types of metal it can cut. Keep up the valuable discussions, if you don't know it, someone is learning from them. It is inspiring.

    L8startR

  5. #65
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    wow thats sweet im only 13 to but have only mig,stick,and a/o and some plastic on the side beside the point. i think i started when i was about 10 when my g-pa was welding an exhaust. i havent gotten a chance to tig yet but will soon and look forward to it.

  6. #66
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    Thumbs up muffler shop

    After I got out of the Marine Corps, I worked offshore, in plants, refineries, and shipyards till I was 30. I was always away from home in pursuit of bigger payings jobs and came home in 76 after a long trip offshore to an empty house. My wife had split so I went back to the oil patch for a few years and saved enough money to go to college. I had tried stick a couple of times throughout the years with little to no luck but learned to gas weld in a muffler shop while attending college pursuing an engineering degree. After graduating, I worked in an office for 20+ years. About a year ago, I left my job and started a service company doing mostly ship and boat repair. And for the past year I have fabricated and welded (gas, stick, & mig) almost daily. God forbid I ever have to go back to an office full of over educated stuff shirts. I've lost that 20 extra pounds I'd been carrying for years and I'm far happier than I ever was in an office. I relate better to people who make a living with skill and determination and I am much much happier. I'm 55 now and hope I have at least ten good years left to enjoy my new career. BTW, I've really enjoyed reading all the posts!

    Semper Fi


    Charles
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  7. #67
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    Why is it Marine's are attracted to fire???...... It seems there are lots that pass through here.
    Good for you aa5gp, glad your doing what you like


    and Semper Fi to you
    Scott
    HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

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    some where i Posted on this theard I can mig,tig(carbon) ,stick

    Well now I can mig, Tig ( carbon ,some stainless) , Stick just thought I would keep y`all posted

    Inferno Forge

    Chris

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    I've been kind a busy lately, but I did take a look this morning. Things changed! Now it's the Miller social board.

    Well thats good, as far as I am concerned.

    Any board that won't let you have an animated welding icon, needs more sociability.

    Last edited by r90s; 08-10-2007 at 10:21 PM.
    Careful with That Axe, Eugene

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    well thought y`all may want to know J/K

    Inferno Forge

    Chris

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