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Old 03-27-2012, 01:24 AM
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Default Re: Old dog learns new trick...Welding!

Pretty much, yes. Imagine drawing a flower on a piece of paper by moving the pencil in overlapping circles without lifting the pencil off of the paper. That is how you move the weld arc. You don't spiral from the outside of the circle inwards, but rather in little circles progressively going around until the large circle is filled in. This way you will not get any voids in the weld and excellent penetration into the base metal, assuming you guided the arc far enough into the base metal. If you do it quick enough you won't end up with a large mounded weld, but even if that happens, a grinder is your friend.
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