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Welding publicity and junkyard wars

Postby Farmwelding » Fri May 12, 2017 9:46 pm

For the second year now our local tech school hosted a junkyard wars, but this year it was bigger. They brough in Miller and Lincoln electric trailers, virtual welding competitions, guest metal artists and food and spectators. Piles of junk with 8 schools competing. A tricycle that functioned, cougar, deer, hot rod, elephant. For those who are teachers or know teachers-this is a great publicity deal. Newspapers, cable tv, and live streaming. I got the opportunity to do a couple of interviews to share about the competing. The instructors who ran it do it for welding publicity, Get people in the program and interested. AWS student chapter had some popcorn and some horseshoe art and metal flowers to sell as well. Virtual welding competitors who won got a Lincoln Ppe pack. the third place team for the metal art got lincoln helmets. Second place received Viking 3350s and the school received a Millermatic 141. First place got Lincoln Ppe kits with 3350 helmets and the school received a powermig 256. Everyone who competed also got some Lincoln and Miller mig gloves and other various students got to play with other machines in the demo trucks. If you are interested I strongly reccomend it to get people interested.

News article with my face and voice that almost broke the camera: http://www.wrex.com/story/35418218/2017 ... janesville

The picture is our 4 team members and our deer. Would have been better but we ran out of time and it fell apart a couple times due to the lack ability to get good welds between crappy cast and steel and some aluminum. All the welding was mig and scrap was donated.
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Re: Welding publicity and junkyard wars

Postby Farmwelding » Fri May 12, 2017 11:11 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:I'm going to take a guess based on your personality, and say you're the neon ginger in that picture...

Steve

Nope...I'm the far left with the navy shirt and the black "mustache"

I have put it in the rogues gallery man...
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Re: Welding publicity and junkyard wars

Postby Poland308 » Fri May 12, 2017 11:15 pm

Is that hair or dirt on that lip?
I have more questions than answers

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Re: Welding publicity and junkyard wars

Postby Otto Nobedder » Fri May 12, 2017 11:19 pm

Yeah, I caught up when I watched the video. I deleted the ginger comment, but too late...

Pretty cool!

Well spoken, too, considering your track record for written posts... :roll:

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Re: Welding publicity and junkyard wars

Postby Farmwelding » Fri May 12, 2017 11:22 pm

Poland308 wrote:Is that hair or dirt on that lip?

Dirt,oil, great, sweat, and grinding dust-the welders makeup I guess :lol:

And as for Steve...yeah usually I'm good at speaking in the fly. The instructor who I've met like three times came and said come here and do this I want to have him interview a high schooler and a tech school student. There were better parts too. Both interviews I made a big deal out of the need for welders and non traditional careers as they call it.
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Re: Welding publicity and junkyard wars

Postby Otto Nobedder » Fri May 12, 2017 11:33 pm

Farmwelding wrote:
Poland308 wrote:Is that hair or dirt on that lip?

Dirt,oil, great, sweat, and grinding dust-the welders makeup I guess :lol:

And as for Steve...yeah usually I'm good at speaking in the fly. The instructor who I've met like three times came and said come here and do this I want to have him interview a high schooler and a tech school student. There were better parts too. Both interviews I made a big deal out of the need for welders and non traditional careers as they call it.


It's funny now, but at your age, I'd have been terrified of the camera. I got over that, to the opposite extreme (even auditioning for a musical, though I can't sing), but you were very clear and didn't use any "filler" language like "um" and "er" like so many people do in front of a camera.

I copied this and shared it to my siblings in Beloit and Delevan, in case they didn't see it.

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Re: Welding publicity and junkyard wars

Postby Farmwelding » Fri May 12, 2017 11:40 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:
Farmwelding wrote:
Poland308 wrote:Is that hair or dirt on that lip?

Dirt,oil, great, sweat, and grinding dust-the welders makeup I guess :lol:

And as for Steve...yeah usually I'm good at speaking in the fly. The instructor who I've met like three times came and said come here and do this I want to have him interview a high schooler and a tech school student. There were better parts too. Both interviews I made a big deal out of the need for welders and non traditional careers as they call it.


It's funny now, but at your age, I'd have been terrified of the camera. I got over that, to the opposite extreme (even auditioning for a musical, though I can't sing), but you were very clear and didn't use any "filler" language like "um" and "er" like so many people do in front of a camera.

I copied this and shared it to my siblings in Beloit and Delevan, in case they didn't see it.

Steve

You have family in Beloit to? I know you told me about your family in delevan but come on? Where aren't you?
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Re: Welding publicity and junkyard wars

Postby Otto Nobedder » Fri May 12, 2017 11:50 pm

Nick, you already know about my brother in Delevan. My sister Mary is in Beloit, a retired school teacher.

I have another sister in a Chicago suburb. The rest of my family is farther south.

I'm the last of nine children. My oldest sister died in childhood in 1933.

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Re: Welding publicity and junkyard wars

Postby exnailpounder » Sat May 13, 2017 8:02 am

Now that's pretty cool. And dang...you didn't mis-spell one word in your post. All that schoolin must be kickin in.
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Re: Welding publicity and junkyard wars

Postby Coldman » Sat May 13, 2017 9:42 am

Yes he did, third line.


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