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    hey.. new guy here checkin in.. been wanted to post on the forum for while now but couldnt get my login in to work.. admin helped me out alot.

    self taught welder.. mainly mig and stick....very little time on a tig torch..but understand the basics.... started welding as a hobby/automotive,,, and then became the shop welder at my work (maintenance mechanic for a hopsital).. takin a large interest in the trade and looking into it as a career,, possible boilermaking... or union fabrication.. and after reading it looks like welders are becoming harder and harder to find.. might be the right time !!!

    im 25, United States Marine Corps vet, spent some time in the dirt from winter to summer of 05'.. was a bomb builder..

    I bought a MillerMatic 210 a year or so ago and I LOVE IT!.. recently got myself the spoolmate gun for it and that is also a tasty treat. along with two bottles.. C25 and 100% Argon.. (started to dabble in mig alum. but its tricky and smells horible)

    well,, lookin forward to picking everyones brains on here.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Indiana
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    Welcome, everyone here seems to be willing to help. Lots of good info.
    I just joined last month myself.
    Tim Beeker,
    T-N-J Industries
    (my side bussiness)

    Miller Synchrowave 350LX with tigrunner
    Esab 450i with wire feeder
    HH135 mig
    Thermal Dynamics cutmaster 51 plasma cutter
    Miller aircrafter 330 - sold
    Marathon 315mm coldsaw
    vertical and horizontal band saws
    table saw
    Dewalt cut off saw
    Sand blast cabinet
    lots of hand grinders
    Harris torch
    beer fridge

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    Mar 2007
    Location
    Fraser Valley, BC
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    Welcome aboard! You are guaranteed to learn lots hear, and everyone is quite freindly. (Unless their welder is giving them trouble)
    Dynasty 200DX, first generation
    Makita 5" grinder
    Makita 14" abrasive saw
    IR SS5L compressor
    Whole bunch of hand/air tools.
    and a wish list a mile long

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    Join Date
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    Location
    Vancouver BC Canada
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    Welcome 8283,
    So, what do you think of brake fluid and pool chlorine??? hehehehehe...
    HMTD? I think everyone here is a pyro in their own little way. I hope you only blew things that needed blowin' up.

    thins were 'splodin ewerywhere!!

    Anyways, Welcome. Hope you do well in your ambitions.
    Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

    Miller 251/30A spool
    Syncro200
    Spectrum 625
    O/A
    Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
    Standard modern lathe
    Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
    horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
    Roland XC540 PRO III
    54" laminator
    hammer and screwdriver (most used)
    little dog
    pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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    Join Date
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    Location
    Traer, IA
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    Welcome aboard! Theres a lot of good info and smart people here too. Hopefully you dont have to pick my my brain - not too much left

    You said you are a USMC vet - Thanks for your service to OUR country!

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    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Louisiana
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    Thumbs up Welcome aboard

    Quote Originally Posted by SignWave View Post
    Welcome 8283,
    So, what do you think of brake fluid and pool chlorine??? hehehehehe...
    HMTD? I think everyone here is a pyro in their own little way. I hope you only blew things that needed blowin' up.

    thins were 'splodin ewerywhere!!

    Anyways, Welcome. Hope you do well in your ambitions.
    Ah yes brake fluid and chlorine tablets that is fun

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