Welding Test

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  1. oldforester

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    Thought this was interesting. I guess you get what you pay for.

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  2. Oldgrandman

    Oldgrandman Woods and Water Rat Premium Member

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    That is great, I am stealing it.....LOL!
     
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  3. Larry Kirwan

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    now that's a Good 1
     
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  4. Scout 2

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    It must have been Case where he applied for the job. I have a Case backhoe here that has some factory welds on it that look like the top one
     
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  5. petronius

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    My dad enjoyed that. He was a welder for 20+ years before becoming a welding instructor.
     
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  6. Far Beyond Driven

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    Bad welds are like porn. Hard to define with words but you know one when you see one.

    Walkway over the road at Helen Devos Children's Hospital. As a quality engineer with 25 years in stamping and welding, I take pictures of bad welds. The bridge over the road at the "project" south of Ludington is full of them too.

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    looks like they put that one on with a caulking gun.
     
  8. Scout 2

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    Extra paint fills the holes in. No one will ever know just don't put a lot of weight on it. LOL
     
  9. Far Beyond Driven

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    We're you referring to the first pass that was way off location or the second pass with the cold, small bead?
     
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    Whether it involves wood or metal, I admire and am somewhat jealous of quality workmanship, but especially when it involves what I consider somewhat complex processes like welding.

    One of our facilities engineers was an ex-Navy welder, and everything he welded, and I mean everything, looked like a row of dimes, no matter what process he used. The guy made it look so easy.
     
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    It's been 30+ years since I've welded anything. is that what they call a cold lap?
     
  12. jiggin is livin

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    My personal belief is wood working is more of an art form than welding. At least quality wood working.

    Maybe I was somewhat of a natural but I always found it enjoyable, rewarding and sometimes a little too simple. Now I've never welded like many do in the field so I can't comment on that and have no doubt it's more difficult in odd situations. Mine was always on a table or in the shop and I always found being comfortable was number 1 to my quality. I have no doubt welding while in an odd place would be an entirely different world. I just always thought I'd get bored welding as a career.

    A monkey can MIG weld. I always LOVED TIG welding and was good at it. For some reason I've always sucked at arc welding.

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  13. FREEPOP

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    In welding class we called it chicken ****
     
  14. Waif

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    A co worker when I was welding went to classes for the same.
    He would produce pretty practice samples that I would take to the hydraulic press to test for him.....
    Not all pretty welds are good welds! Not all ugly are bad.

    (Over head welding sucks.)
     
  15. FREEPOP

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    Very true about pretty welds.

    Overhead is great, if you like sparks in the ears, down the neck, etc.
     
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