Last night was my first time to attempt to pass on some of the tips and tricks I've learned to high school students. The teacher scheduled the class in the evening for students that was interested. That eliminated the students that were taking welding and had no interest in welding.

I took along some hammered tubing from King that I had from a job a long time ago, two twenty foot lengths of three quarter inch square and one length of one inch. We made up two square tubing benders. I had them help me bend up a gate frame, anyone can weld up a square cornered gate, right?

The next class is Thursday it's going to be about coping or notching pipe. So I left the hammered tubing along with the benders. The students have today and tomorrow to finish the walk gate. I told them that I didn't want to see any straight lines, just curves. After all, anyone can do straight lines in a gate, right?

I'll take pictures Thursday evening and post them Friday.

If your local high school has a welding class you might want to check on passing it on if you have something you'd like to share with the students. I'm getting paid for it. It isn't as much as my usual rate but then the work is a lot more fun and, well, welding things up is my passion. Sharing that with the next generation is very rewarding for me.