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  1. #91
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    PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE
    i think thats the key for shore. i only have O/A teaching from an old man many years ago. the rest i just worked out with use.
    i do have a good AC/DC welder its a TA-185 TIG/Stick welder. as for burning 8 or 9 rod's a day there is a problem with that a few actualy. first off i dont have the $ to spend on that much rod. and the wife works during the day so i wach the kids. by the time she gets home i'm usualy too wiped out to go play in the shop so i only get to get out there on wekends or if something realy needs fixing. then i also need some thing to burn them on.
    lots of small things adding up to prevent dayly use i'm afraid. but you should defenetly keep it up, after all you can still make a carear out of it where i will just be playing.
    i'll get out this weekend for shore just to try it in AC. even if its just for my own cureosity as to how it burns.
    truth be told though i realy prefer TIG, but i supose you would also given the option.
    thanks for the help
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    hope i helped

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    Yeh i would prefer tig to if I had a tig to try. I'm hopin to make a career our of it eventually but thats a little ways away so im ok for now.
    welding...its awsome

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    Seriously, if you want to get real good, you have to burn 40 rods a day. Yeah, it'll take a few hours everyday, and like James said, you need a lot of practice material for it...if it's hard to come by, do what you can. Old bed frames people throw away, cut them up 8" and practice, even though it's crappy metal...Weld13, your bead looks better, but you said you were using 6011. That's a whipping rod, so you have to oscillate it! Looks like you dragged it, heavy undercut on both sides (heat too hot)...Your flash was very bright, so maybe that's why I didn't see the ripples in your bead?
    Anyway, MUCH improvement
    PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
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    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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    Yeh I know i was too hot on that one by feel but once i get started i don't want to stop cause when you blend it together its not as strong and ugly. I am still workin on gettin the fine ripple effect down but I have done some. The material i have used on this stuff is strap I picked up off the side of the road that looked to be a support for a fuel tank so the strap was bent in a semi cricle shape and alot of surface rust but once I did some redneck smithing with a hammer and some grinding it was in good shape for practicing on. Do you have any tips for getting the ripple effect down?
    welding...its awsome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    Weld13, your bead looks better, but you said you were using 6011. That's a whipping rod, so you have to oscillate it!
    What do you mean by oscillate it? Like I said i have no class instruction so I am open to any help or suggestions.
    welding...its awsome

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    if your restartes look bad thats a good place to be practising.
    i did find if yoiu hit the tip with a file just a bit then they restart much nicer.
    if you grind down a little of the end of your bead then start a new one just in front of that and then qiuckly jump back to the end point and run over the start it looks much better i think.
    did i explain that ok or just confuse you ?? not shore if its reads the way i wanted to say it.???
    thanks for the help
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    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
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    Yeh i get what your saying. I have done it before and it does make a difference but I don't have much patient which is somewhere it needs improvement too
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    I don't have much patient which is somewhere i needs improvement too
    i hear ya, back when i was younger and out playing pool i got better as i drank more cuzz i would slow down and take the time to realy line up the shot. i was always too quick to take the shot, good some times but others need finess. the military helped me with that.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
    summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fun4now View Post
    I don't have much patient which is somewhere i needs improvement too
    i hear ya, back when i was younger and out playing pool i got better as i drank more cuzz i would slow down and take the time to realy line up the shot. i was always too quick to take the shot, good some times but others need finess. the military helped me with that.
    haha. most people who i see do that in pool fall right on the floor. I think we need to find some way to put this in another thread before miller gets upset. What should it be?
    welding...its awsome

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    as long as no one is fighting miller is fine. its just the bickering they are not putting up with any of.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
    summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
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