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  1. #21
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    I didn't, I would like to though?
    Dylan

    RED BIRD WELDING

    "Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes"

    HH-140
    Crappy stick welder
    Victor supper range II
    Makita grinder
    more stuff i don't feel like listing.

  2. #22
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    Oct 2007
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    West Virginia
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    Quote Originally Posted by welder_guy View Post
    where did you get certified at 16. i am 14 and i have been welding for 4 years, i make money at it too.
    A Career/Technical school through my high school. We go 2 years and can get as many certs as we can for free. I go everyday for half a school day.

  3. #23
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    yep thats where im going next year, im pretty good with mig though.
    Dylan

    RED BIRD WELDING

    "Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes"

    HH-140
    Crappy stick welder
    Victor supper range II
    Makita grinder
    more stuff i don't feel like listing.

  4. #24

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    It's both amusing and encouraging to read the posts from very self confident guys that are 14 -17 years old. I love it, these guys are on their way to being very successful, and just can't wait to make their mark. So many of us probably had the same feelings many decades ago. What's encouraging is to see that there are actually guys like this that are eager to work and are willing to learn, not too common these days. Employers are always looking for people with a "Can Do" attitude. Don't take no for an answer, keep looking, you'll do just fine. If a company won't hire you, get creative. For instance, find a small one man shop that needs support and work on a contract basis (on a cash basis, not as an employee) for him.
    MTBob
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    MM 251 w/Spool gun
    MM 135
    Evolution Cut Off saw
    Logan Lathe
    Clausing Mill
    Walker Turner Drill Press

  5. #25
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    thanks bob, for and while i knew that i wanted to be a welder pretty much all i know how to do.
    Dylan

    RED BIRD WELDING

    "Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes"

    HH-140
    Crappy stick welder
    Victor supper range II
    Makita grinder
    more stuff i don't feel like listing.

  6. #26
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    Jan 2009
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    24

    Cool me to

    yea welding and farming are about all i know i learned to farm to help my dad then i learned to weld to fix my dads equipment and build knew equipment for him
    serious welder lol!!!!

    hobart 140 handler
    dewalt mitor saw
    makita grinder
    dewalt saw
    dewalt drill gun
    a nice hammer
    and some clamps

  7. #27
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    yeah I cant get enough of farming. my grandparents live on like 5-6 acres witch was an old farm and it still has all the barns and hay and stuff but they don't farm it. My grandfather has a bunch of old tractors he collects so that's sorta how I got into farming. there still is lots of work to do there just like a farm, got to mow the fields and we got apple trees, and some mulberry bushes to.
    Dylan

    RED BIRD WELDING

    "Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes"

    HH-140
    Crappy stick welder
    Victor supper range II
    Makita grinder
    more stuff i don't feel like listing.

  8. #28
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    Jan 2009
    Location
    Nebraska
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    Cool farming

    on the original post i posted a pic of an unfinished peice of equipment that i'll be using a lot this summer to fence in 70 acres of pasture my dad just bought. plus im tryin to save up some money to lease a peice of land to hay farm on.I was just at a sale today and hay prices have gone through the roof.
    serious welder lol!!!!

    hobart 140 handler
    dewalt mitor saw
    makita grinder
    dewalt saw
    dewalt drill gun
    a nice hammer
    and some clamps

  9. #29

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    Schwede: remember what I mentioned in an earlier post. Think about switching those barb wire spools to a horizontal position so you can control the speed that the wire comes off the spool. Unless you control the speed of the spool you'll end up with a big rat nest.
    If you set the spools horizontal, you can place a board or piece of iron on the spool and keep the wire from running out too fast. One easy method is to simply weld a couple support brackets on each side of a front end loader bucket. Then simply lay a piece of pipe in the brackets so you have an axle you can slide the wire spools over. I've removed the brackets from my bucket, or I would send you some pics. Good luck on that fencing, and get youself some heavy fencing gloves, barb wire is not a lot of fun. If you have other fencing questions, drop me a Private Message.
    Hope this helps.
    MTBob
    ____________________________
    MM 251 w/Spool gun
    MM 135
    Evolution Cut Off saw
    Logan Lathe
    Clausing Mill
    Walker Turner Drill Press

  10. #30
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    Location
    Island Falls Maine
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    Default keep it up

    Don't give up on welding if you like doing it. There is money to be made at it. I have been in the feild on my own for over 5 years now, and every day is a something new. But whatever you do, if you like welding don't give up on it.

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