Perfect weekend to crank out some projects with a friend. He had never touched MIG and had briefly stick welded 20+ years ago. After about 1 hour of coaching, he was starting to make fairly good welds. (I suggested getting welding classes if he gets serious).
He had 3 projects. A stand for a small linen box. A stand for a beer bucket and a bench grinder stand. He made all the cuts and welds himself.
I can safely say, "He's hooked".
Here are a few pics...JJ
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10-22-2006, 11:19 AM #1
Helped a buddy learn a liitle MIG!
10-22-2006, 01:05 PM #2
Those turned out nice.
What do you use for twisting the flat stock?Syncrowave 250DX
XR Control and 30A
Airco MED20 feeder
Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 81
Smith O/A rig
And more machinery than you can shake a 7018 rod at
10-22-2006, 02:04 PM #3
Torch bent. I marked a 4" section in the flatstock and put it in the vice. Gripped the other end with vice grips and got after it.
10-25-2006, 11:56 AM #4
I have this buddy who is a great welding instructor! He showed me how to MIG and got me going on these projects in about an hour's time!
I had the time of my life!
I am "Hooked" and am going to be in the market for a nice MIG unit of my own as soon as I can save some cash.
Thanks again, Amangii!
10-25-2006, 07:27 PM #5Junior Member
- Join Date
- Dec 2005
- Tejas - home of SRV!
MIG-ateur, welcome to the boards, you're gonna love it here. Whatcha got so far looks great!
ps: please notice I made no mention about you bein' from Texas and your instructor's from Oklahoma, nor did I mention to not learn anything from him about football...
10-26-2006, 07:15 PM #6ps: please notice I made no mention about you bein' from Texas and your instructor's from Oklahoma, nor did I mention to not learn anything from him about football...
10-27-2006, 12:59 PM #7
As a matter of fact, I am a native Texan, but lived in Norman for many years in the 70's and 80's and became then, and have remained a huge Sooner fan, even though my daughter attended a college in the UT system.
10-27-2006, 09:38 PM #8Senior Member
- Join Date
- Feb 2006
you did good on those prodgects. they look good
and glad to see that you are having fun welding.
their are a lot of great guys here . hang out and have some fun
ask qestions and learn
. . Sincerely,
10-27-2006, 11:46 PM #9
so when dose the new MM210 arive??
welding is just about too much fun to be leagle.thanks for the help
hope i helped
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05-03-2007, 02:15 PM #10
Bought a new Welder
Well, my buddy got me so hooked, I had to have my own unit, so a couple of weeks ago I bought myself a new red (Lincoln) Power MIG 140C. I LOVE IT! Best toy I ever bought! I know, this is a Miller board, but you gotta love red too!
And I am getting ready to build a project to enter in the Weekend Welder Challenge. AI am trying to win the Plasma Cutter.
Wish me luck, as I do all of you blue guys!.
Thanks, Amangii, for introducing me to a great new hobby!