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Thread: eye opener
08-08-2007, 07:20 AM #51Scott
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08-08-2007, 10:45 AM #52
I `am sorry if I created any trouble on here ,but don`t know how it got started . Let`s just forget about & move on to talk about welding. Yes I Know that Welding & Fabbing should be tooken Very seroruios and I pratice safety ever time to go and work on some thing. I feel it is time to move on , I don`t want no trouble.
08-08-2007, 06:54 PM #53
No one ever said that you built the trailer that started the thread. That was a misunderstanding on someone's part along the way. You have done nothing wrong in terms of this thread, and you have nothing to apologize for. As previously stated, I was venting off some steam, and you were the unlucky one that was in the way, and I was pretty rough on you. I'll PM you later about that. Yes, I tend to be blunt and to the point, and yes, I speak my mind, but I could have chosen a better approach.
I don't want you to think that you are not welcome on here, or that I'm lurking in the shadows to jump on everything you say. Not true. You are the new generation of welders & fabricators. Being that you are very young, and just starting out - try to listen a little more so that you can learn from all the more experienced members that are willing to share and to teach. That is what I should have said on the weekend.
08-08-2007, 08:11 PM #54
i think we all have been guilty of posting when we had some thing outside the forum bothering us. this is a good time to use the delete button so as not to leave behind our worst moments for every one to see. i have posted when upset or just plain pissed off at some one be it on or off the board only to later come back and see i went a little too far. its those times the delete button come in handy. we should use it when we see we have gone to far.
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08-10-2007, 05:47 PM #55Senior Member
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- New Orleans, LA
Hi ya'll, and OMG, not another one, LMAO!!!
Hi ya'll I never went to school to learn welding. I was the son of an oilfield welder in New Mexico who happened to own the company. I became the helper at eight, was cutting parts by ten, welding at twelve, and running a rig at fifteen. My dad used to say, and I concur wholeheartedly, that every SOB who ever struck an arc thinks he's a welder. I was the last person around to decide I really was a welder, and that took over 30 years of learning and finding out a weld I made held 126,000 psi (gas well blowout). It finally hit me that I must know what I am doing. If I had known their intentions I would have refused the job, and still would today.
I am not surprised in the least by the trailer in the pics. In fact I have one in line to be made right that appears to have been built by the same person.
I've been down here in NOLA since Sep' 2005. You would not believe some of the things I have seen called trailers, or some of the things I have seen done to equipment. It's not just here, but it was magnified like you wouldn't believe. No I didn't come here to get rich, but because I had wanted to for ten years. I wasn't doing a whole lot anyway seeing as how all the paychecks for my really good fab job said Enron on them. Same thing for my business partner, except he was a field engineer for them.
I would like to tell the youngsters welcome to the world of the rod burner, and a little advice (for them as well as anyone else who doesn't already have a copy). Get yourself a copy of 'The Procedure Handbook of Arc Welding' from the Lincoln Foundation. You can order it off of their website for I think $15.00. It is the best reference on welding I have ever found and I have read a lot of books on welding (learned more that way than I ever did from trial and error). They don't get too detailed, but they tell you exactly where to go for even more good info.
I am always happy to offer advice to those who ask, or discuss issues based on personal experience. It might take awhile due to not always having a lot of time for this, but I will always answer when I can.
08-10-2007, 06:05 PM #56
Jolly Roger, Welcome to the board, sounds like you've been around the block once or twice. DaveIf necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!
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08-10-2007, 07:24 PM #57
08-10-2007, 09:40 PM #58
Another with experience
Welcome and aloha!!!! Always HAPPY to have another experienced person join the board!!!I'm not late...
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08-10-2007, 10:35 PM #59Senior Member
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i agree with what blackwolf said. i think that everyone should think a little more before they type (my self included) or at least reread each post before the hit the submit button.hh 187.:
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08-10-2007, 10:37 PM #60Senior Member
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Hey thanks for the welcome ya'll. I was very fortunate in having some excellent teachers, and figure I owe it to them to pass along what I have learned. I also like to learn, so I read everything I can on this subject.