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Old 04-23-2012, 09:43 PM
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Default Re: Old dog learns new trick...Welding!

i read when babbit was being poured (molten metal similar to solder)painting on a coat of liquid paper(correction fluid) prevents the molten stuff from sticking to the removeable part.the acorns wont fill with solder if bolt is in it.
i think this would work with solder.
when welding,i sometimes have a difficult time with position,i use my tee stand which is height adjustable,to prop my arm on.its amazing how much it helps.i put one foot on the stand to keep it from tipping out from under me.
my 15 year old electronic welding helmet was about 250.00 to buy.its junk compared to the 49.00 dollar helmet i just bought.the speed it switches is the thing to look just need to compare a few.
for a few years,i used straight C02 for mig welding,1/2 the price of argon/C02 blends.

nice work,its great to have a friend with the skills to pass compliments to the both of you.
i have been trying for years to teach my uninterested son to weld.
i recently bought a lathe,a little smaller than the one mentioned earlier,teacing myself to machine the odd part.
its at best -6 feet long.perfect for small,one off stuff.
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