Evening, I've been having a practise on my recently purchased Clarke 130TE (it's second hand and very old). I've been doing a lot of reading on the forum about techniques etc., but wanted to see if there were any suggestions for getting a cleaner start to the weld. Here's a bead I put down a little earlier (see the bottom bead).... You can see the slightly unclean start, and additionally at the end of the weld it tends to tail off a bit. For the tailing off at the end I'm guessing that I need to make an effort to finish with the torch upright rather than 15deg back. Any ideas for cleaner starting or a better end to the weld? Any general thoughts on the weld appreciated too. Thanks, Jimmy.