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    Smile going crazy with aluminum

    here are some of the bikes I have up and some practice beads. I'm going crazy .......................I've been messing around with my settings all day. I think the only problem is the operator ........lol. most of the corners were not completed and one picture shows where I contaminated my tungsten. my camera sucks and so do I at taking pictures so hopefully with all the pic. you can get an idea .........I'll try to take better ones tomorrow, I'll add them to this thread. my problem is when I tack a piece together I seem to run a crappyer bead than if I just run a bead without tacking. I'm having a hard time matching the tack with the bead. along with everything els in the process. the aluminum is winning. this is a rookie learning how to use his machine without any help. I will win ....................I must be smarter than the metal ...................lol. one day I do good and the next day I do crapy. I dont get it. with metal I can weld a good bead every time and control it's world. with aluminum I'm not consistant enough. it seems to go day by day rather than weld by weld. I have to put the time in. I've used my machine only a few times. now with the weather getting warmer I've been welding alot more. sorry for the crap pictures ......................I tried.
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    I know you love my spelling and my pictures so here ya go ...............
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    more crappy pictures.............................
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    my bad .......................................
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    woops .....................
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    one more ..................what do you make of that gap................
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    little clearer ............ this picture looks funny because its a 20 degree angle and my camera is crap. It's not flat. thats why you have a shadow.
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    thats it .................................................. ..............
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    If your camera has a little flower icon button you can press that before you take close ups and it will help.

    Hard to tell about your welds. Based on what I can see some might be a tad cold. Other than that, practice practice.

    I would practice getting rythym by running a very long bead on a piece of scrap, or down the length of a tube, until you get a uniform appearance.

    Also, those little pieces you are using probably heat soak very fast. I'd practice on something a little bigger.

    You can tack your pieces and go back and grind or file any big bumps off, and still have a tack.

    Good luck,

    James

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    Dude...you post so many picks by the time a person wades thru them all the desire to give a crap just sorta fades away
    That said I would reccomend letting the puddle flow out more on the edges before you move forward...no matter what the heat setting.
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