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  1. #1
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    Default I've got my flame suit on, so please critique these TIG beads

    I have been putting alot of time in latley on the Dynasty and would like the opinions of the forum bunch...

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    you won't get flamed by me, looks like a good job.

    What's the thickness of that Aluminum?

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    The tubing is 1/8th wall 6061 and the solid parts are 1 1/2 inch thick.

    I preheat those before welding.

    My main concern is the "dimes" I think they are spread too far apart...

    I also need to work on consistency for esthetics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Checkered Flag View Post
    The tubing is 1/8th wall 6061 and the solid parts are 1 1/2 inch thick.

    I preheat those before welding.

    My main concern is the "dimes" I think they are spread too far apart...

    I also need to work on consistency for esthetics
    yeahh, the "dimes" are a little far, closer would look better. but they still are nice. I wish i had adjustable frequency on my Sync200, but I'm stuck with 60Hz I'm sure that makes a good difference in welding Aluminum.

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    Your puddles need to be spaced closer, like you think.

    Also, I think you're a little heavy on the filler. Makes the weld look a little cold, although your amperage is in the ball park for .125. Thin to thick is always a challenge for aluminum.

    Other than that, not bad.
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    Being that I'm still new to this, I'll say WOW!

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    Default weld beads

    As a welding instructor, I think that your weld beads are too cold. Raise your voltage and reduce your filler input. DO NOT hurry you travel speed, as in TIG you are in control of the weld and not the weld in control of you.
    GOOD LUCK and don't give up. The longer you stay with it the better it gets.


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    Quote Originally Posted by roughrider View Post
    As a welding instructor, I think that your weld beads are too cold. Raise your voltage and reduce your filler input. DO NOT hurry you travel speed, as in TIG you are in control of the weld and not the weld in control of you.
    GOOD LUCK and don't give up. The longer you stay with it the better it gets.


    Roughrider
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    Please explain what you mean by raising the voltage...
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