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Hobbyist from Greece

Postby Bisdremis K. » Mon May 01, 2017 2:20 am

Hello Everybody my name is Konstantinos i am 42 yo from north Greece .
Married , with a 23 years carrier in military aviation as a air-frame and power-plant mechanic.i am interested in welding as a hobbyist .Unfortunately internet is my only source of information since air force welding school cannot accept me due to rank (im too old for this),anyway this is how i came across Jody and his YT channel .
I own an old transformer stick welder and a year ago i acquired an ACDC TIG-STICK-PLASMA inverter machine that really opened a lot of doors for me.
I would like to focus on aluminium since i find it more difficult to weld
Thank you
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Re: Hobbyist from Greece

Postby Poland308 » Mon May 01, 2017 7:34 am

Welcome.
I have more questions than answers

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Re: Hobbyist from Greece

Postby Farmwelding » Mon May 01, 2017 7:41 am

Welcome aboard mate!

I can't say we have any other folks from Greece on here so you are the first of your kind. Maybe you will be the first of many.

Don't be afraid to ask any questions on here. We are here to help. And don't forget pictures it helps a lot.
A student now but really want to weld everyday. Want to learn everything about everything.
warning!! Bad English may be in post. It's off a phone/autocorrect. I've had teachers with worse spelling!
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Re: Hobbyist from Greece

Postby AndersK » Mon May 01, 2017 8:19 am

Welcome Konstantinos.

We do have at least one another member from Greece, Taz. Unfortunately one that hasn't been seen in a while.
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Re: Hobbyist from Greece

Postby Otto Nobedder » Mon May 01, 2017 6:52 pm

There's a fellow here with the username Taz, who's from Athens, Greece. Coincidentally, his name is also Konstantinos. Not an unusual name in Greece.

Taz has not posted here in some time, though.

I see AndersK has already mentioned Taz...

Welcome!

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Re: Hobbyist from Greece

Postby Otto Nobedder » Mon May 01, 2017 6:55 pm

Taz last logged in November 1st. I'd thought it was longer, since he hasn't posted in some time.

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Re: Hobbyist from Greece

Postby Poleframer » Tue May 02, 2017 12:41 am

Welcome also Konstantinos.
I relate to why you want to weld aluminum! I've been a stick welder for 25 years, though did forestry work, and construction on the side for a living here in oregon, and always thought about making the step up to TIG welding till last year when I was gifted a tig setup.
Haha, now I have smaller and smaller scraps of aluminum around my welding table with practice welds all over them, even some copper scraps with tig welds, just cause it's fun, and a bit challenging compared to steel welding.
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Re: Hobbyist from Greece

Postby Mike » Tue May 02, 2017 7:20 am

Welcome...
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Re: Hobbyist from Greece

Postby Bisdremis K. » Tue May 02, 2017 11:07 am

THANK YOU ,thanks all of you for the warm welcoming :D ευχαριστω πολυ (that's in Greek )
I really enjoy tig welding although i still suck , it is quite satisfying to see any little progress day by day.
At first i thought tig welding was all about tungsten grinding :mrgreen:
Funny thing is that while practicing tig i was improved at stick welding :?
i am full of questions and i will post many photos of my practice , at the moment i weld aluminum tubes pieces .
Thank you
P.S. most common Greek names : Kostas (Konstantinos) ,Yannis (jonh),Dimitris (jim)
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Re: Hobbyist from Greece

Postby AndersK » Tue May 02, 2017 11:17 am

Well, you certainly have started your tig journey the hardest possible way ;)

Tubing is hard enough, aluminium adds another dimension for a beginner. But you can expect a lot of help here 8-)
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