Finished properly runs below.
These off cuts I use for my tuition sessions are 6082 T6.Thanks Richard, What grade Aluminium are you using in these examples? Are some easier to weld than others? I got on well with the scrap piece of tread plate.
These off cuts I use for my tuition sessions are 6082 T6.
The filler is 4043 and 5356.
Your chequer plate will of probably been the same/similar 6*** grade.
Regarding striking an arc and laying a run on top you probably won't find that any harder on other grades. If your that unsure post me a bit and I'll weld on it. Put your mind at ease.
Well your pics look like they are. Coming on nicely so keep them coming and use any excuse to throw them on the threads.Indeed. Often you try move away from the fact of leaning on walls and things because depending on where and what your welding there might not always be stuff you can use to lean on to steady your arm, which then you use your other arm and your body to comfortably prop and hold your welding hand steady.
Though, I weld with mostly my left hand as that's my dominant hand but do change hands the odd time, as last year I crushed my left thumb and had to teach my right to weld.
The forward planning thing is a really great point, I can't stand using little lengths of filer rod when beginning the weld, I always make sure I have a long bit so that i don't run out as if you have to stop to get more filer rod, unless you can constantly even after stopping welding, keep a consistent rhythm, like me most times with tig you get an uneven weld and it doesn't look as good as it should.
But in saying that, I've got months to prefect my tig welding in stainless steel and aluminium.