first welds ever!!!!

  1. metal_god Member

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    well today i started practicing only for 30mins or so and heres what i got

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    first weld ^^^^ quite dodgy

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    this is my last weld and to me seemed alright

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    it penetrated through real nice .... ok????
     
  2. malcolm

    malcolm & Clementine the Cat

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    Lots of black stuff around the place. Are you welding through paint? MIG is much easier when the sheet is completely clean and shiny.

    The last weld certainly looks much more clean and rounded than the other ones. That's pretty good for 30 mins practice.
     
  3. metal_god Member

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    yeah i was it was all that i had, but i tryed on some square tubing today and i got it alryt good strength but just gotta keep on trying cheers
     
  4. Hitch

    Hitch Moderator Staff Member

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    Something that i was told when i was learning was you have to learn to grind before you can learn to weld....
    As you have found, its far far easier to learn to weld if you are working with clean materials.
     
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