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Thread: My TIG welds

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    Default My TIG welds

    I'm not trying to show them off...Just trying to see what i need to practice on.
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    practce closeing fillets t joints etcsomething with a gap to practice filling and closing,your not going to improve just by running them on scrap,good to test for heat imput ,penetration but thats about all good luck keep practicing

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    I find that leaving the wire in the puddle and doing a slight weave is a lot easier to do than dabbing wire, when welding carbon steel. The "stack of dimes" look is pretty tough to get on carbon steel. It just doesn't seem clean enough to flow the way you want all the time that way. A weave pattern seems to make it easier to control the puddle.

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    Practice, practice and more practice. It will be easier to do butt joints and fillets rather than just beads of flat plate, but it's all about practice. Find your own way to steady your hand and hold the torch. It will eventually come to ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Engloid View Post
    ...The "stack of dimes" look is pretty tough to get on carbon steel. It just doesn't seem clean enough to flow the way you want all the time that way. A weave pattern seems to make it easier to control the puddle.

    Are you talking about Hot rolled steel Engloid?

    If the material is clean from the start you'll get better results.

    Here is some MS that I welded for a 9" differential housing that I built.



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    Default Wow!

    ZTFab:

    Wow! Those welds belong in the window at Tiffany's!

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    Good stuff ZT......Good stuff.
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    Wizzade,
    I have always advised my customers that are just starting out to do lap welds with TIG. It just seems easier than rying to do a fillet because the vertical plate can get in your way. Get the rythym down on lap welds then move to fillets. Keep at it!
    Rich Ferguson
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    very nice work
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    Thanks guys.

    Sorry, wizzade I didn't mean to steal your thread, I was just trying to show what can be done on Mild Steel.

    I would try practicing on some lap and fillet joints as others suggested. It will help you get a better feel for everything.

    Also, if you are practicing on anything with mill scale or other crap on it make sure that you clean the material of any and all contaminents before welding.

    90% of a good weld is good preparation.

    Hope that helps.

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