I Know How to Weld

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 38 People

    And I Love Doing It

    Strangely enough, stick welding is my favorite technique. Most people eschew stick in favor of MIG because MIG is so much easier and cleaner. However, there is a certain nostalgia with stick knowing that guys have been welding with it for a hundred years, and I like that feeling...
    TIMeNIHIL TIMeNIHIL
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 5, 2011

    My Father taught me how to Mig

    and Tig weld when I was 8 and I've been getting better ever since fixing our tools.
    Zoekosmopoulos Zoekosmopoulos
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2015

    Why Buy A Tool When You Can Make One

    I made this tool to remove Briggs & Stratton starter ratchets on small engines. Beats using a pair of channel locks... I wounder if there is a market for them??
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 26, 2012

    Welding For Fun And Profit

     I began welding agricultural implements in 1978. Several years later I was a construction boss, welding the electrical ground connection for an above ground air raid shelter. Working over my head, a piece of molten steel landed on my left wrist, bonding with my stainless...
    jonquil323 jonquil323
    61-65, M
    1 Response Dec 19, 2009

    That's Right!

    I'm a girl, and I can and love welding! I have often thought of pursing it as a career (still pondering). I got a 91 in my welding course, yay! If I ever go back to school; it will only be for welding.
    TiPoupon TiPoupon
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 4, 2008

    I'm certified btw. but I'm having a little

    trouble with my Hobart Champion welder generator. I can't get it to work . the battery is good. (I need to change the oil but it's fine for now) the gas is fine I hit filled it up. but no matter what I do it won't work. is it the carbuerator or what
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 14, 2015

    Glad I Learned

    I have been welding since 1974. Of all the stuff I have built and repaired I am glad I learned. Been self-employed most of my adult life.. The picture below shows the kind of fabrications I do..
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 31, 2011

    Sewer Plug Wrench

    I made myself a tool to remove my sewer plug. Works a lot better than a pair of channel locks or pipe wrench...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 30, 2012

    Tractor Mowing Deck Repair

    Here's a job that came in today. A tractor mowing deck was all rotted out. So I cut the damage area out and welded in some 11 gauge sheet. Now the deck has a new lease on life, at least for a little while..
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 31, 2012

    Bell Hangers

    I took some re-bar and solid square bar and fabricated myself up a couple bell hangers so I can showcase my bells before the sale... 
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 31, 2012

    Key Pad Guard Fabrication

    Had a customer ask me to make him up a key pad guard for the electric controlled roll gate he has. He said people were entering the code number in by reaching over the exit gate and letting themselves in, instead of going around to the entrance roll gate. This is what I came...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 17, 2012

    embed Plates

    Here's a job that kept me busy for a few hours.. I had to weld 2 studs on 56 embed plates..
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 17, 2012

    Help Wanted

    I am thinking I could use a helper in the shop.. I don't know what is giving me this idea...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 23, 2012

    Gate frames

    Had a customer bring me some galvanized tubing, to build him two gates. This is what he wanted...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 30, 2012
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