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Author Topic: Critique my welds.  (Read 10382 times)

timatoe

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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2015, 10:01:47 PM »

Looking better.  FWIW, a can of this..... http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=welding+spatter+spray&tag=mh0b-20&index=aps&hvadid=7010984140&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_108o1rvb6j_e  will make cleaning your table much easier.  You can get it local.  I actually rub my table down with ATF, seems to work and it hasn't rusted yet.
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #41 on: December 09, 2015, 05:18:31 AM »

Cold or traveling to fast on the first one, second one better but too cold also.  You can also use Pam in a pinch for anti splatter.   I use to get a generic one at the 99 cent store.  It was olive oil , smelled great but made me hungry while welding.  Mark
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #42 on: December 09, 2015, 10:16:20 AM »

It was olive oil , smelled great but made me hungry while welding.  Mark

 :laughing:  I use coconut oil at the drill press, I always want a donut after.
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #43 on: December 09, 2015, 12:12:18 PM »


:laughing:  I use coconut oil at the drill press, I always want a donut after.
Gee. I wonder why.
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #44 on: December 18, 2015, 04:23:01 PM »







Welding table fabricated today. The 3/8 plate was just too thick for this welder, but I tacked it in place.
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2015, 04:28:34 PM »

It looks good. :thumbsup:
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2015, 06:17:44 PM »

Looks good, let me know when you want to weld the top.  Mark
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #47 on: December 18, 2015, 07:37:22 PM »

Where did you pick up the metal?

Welds are looking good too...
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #48 on: December 19, 2015, 12:15:49 AM »

Are you going to weld the top with overhead welds.... I hate overhead welds.
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2015, 02:49:10 AM »

Are you going to weld the top with overhead welds.... I hate overhead welds.

Me too.  When I built mine, I built it upside down then used the engine hoist to flip it over when it was done.
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #50 on: December 19, 2015, 05:25:46 AM »


"Where did you pick up the metal?"
 :biggrin:


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timatoe

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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #51 on: December 19, 2015, 11:39:25 AM »

 :thumbsup:

Good Lord, I didn't expect 3/8 plate too.
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #52 on: December 19, 2015, 11:58:11 AM »

Odd size drop, interesting enough from a college workbench. When you make a 30 inch by 72 inch top the smallest sheet is 4x8.  Mark
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #53 on: December 19, 2015, 10:30:19 PM »


Me too.  When I built mine, I built it upside down then used the engine hoist to flip it over when it was done.

I figured he was building it to practice his welds. Perfect opportunity to practice overhead welds IMO
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #54 on: December 19, 2015, 11:57:08 PM »


I figured he was building it to practice his welds. Perfect opportunity to practice overhead welds IMO
I flipped it around to do all horizontal welds.
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RockWoRM

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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #55 on: December 20, 2015, 08:27:36 AM »

I think it is definitely the welder...






























of course one can take that comment as either the machine or the person holding the gun...   :biggrin:

nice table, btw.  :cheers:
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #56 on: December 25, 2015, 07:46:35 PM »

I know we talked before about auto darkening helmets....  I was in Tractor Supply in Auburn earlier in the week and they had Hobart hoods on clearance, normally $129 for $49.  They had three or four of them in Auburn, don't know about the store in Antelope.

http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/hobart-variable-shade-auto-darkening-welding-helmet-black
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #57 on: December 25, 2015, 07:49:29 PM »

I got one a few weeks ago but thanks. It has a big lens and adjustable sensitivity. I really like it.
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #58 on: December 30, 2015, 02:50:21 PM »

I have had one for three years.  I love it.  Adjustable sensitivity and darkness
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Re: Critique my welds.
« Reply #59 on: April 04, 2016, 09:04:51 PM »

Can we make this the official critique my welds thread?

I had a few extra hours today to tack this dumb little project together, I'm still getting the hang of this new to me welder. I feel like I'm putting too much heat into the metal, but then I look at the backside and it seems like the penetration would have been better.

I'm trying to focus on slowing down, breathing, and watching the puddle. I can't make cursive e's/zig zag/curly q's or any other shape for that matter when using my left hand. If I put my right hand just above the gas cup, like holding a pencil, my bead comes out much better, like a stack of dimes that got ran thru a wood chipper, but better than my left hand could do.

Don't mind the shitty flux core, it's all I have on hand. I wouldn't be too embarrassed to have s bead like these on some 4 link brackets, provided I knew the would hold.

Critique away. :peep:

The dark spots aren't holes, it's slag that I didn't get off.








I tapered off the bead towards the end to keep from blowing thru, I think that's what the penetration is lacking towards the end.





HAZ from the backside




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