"Time to burn.
No training. FREE. No experience. FREE. Welder. CHEAP
Grandfathers antique burn goggles. FREE. The Burn on my face.... Priceless"

Obviously without the common sense God gave a goat I made a poor descision regarding the welding helmet. I probaly don't need to explain. After buying some aloe, a better helmet, and doing research, I'm looking to get a good machine.
From the first spark, until hours later , I knew I was in trouble. Anyone else ever been in these same shoes?
Started some projects; under deck ladder racks, & stainless bow rail topping the list. Got real lucky with material.
Beside my equipment search, I am looking for reccomended learning resources, & any suggested project ideas.
Any help you guys can offer is appreciated.