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Hello from Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Hello from Pittsburgh, Pa.

Postby charliegardens » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:24 pm

Hi to everyone and thank you to the site manager for such an awesome website.

I am a woman in my 50's considering attending welding training program at my Community College of Allegheny County.
I learned to mig weld and torch cut steel as part of my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Carnegie Mellon University about 20 years ago. I loved working with the mig welder and the torch cutter and became proficient very quickly. My professor at the time complimented me on the excellent quality of my work. She kinda implied you either have it or you dont - the ability to make a consistent clean seam - any hand to eye coordination and fine manual dexterity type projects are my bliss.

I have never forgotten how cool it was to weld and cut steel. I love to work with my hands and I also love hard physical labor.
So, here i am, saying hi and researching local welding training programs.

Anyone from Pittsburgh or anyone familiar with training options or just general advice please feel free to share.

Cheers to all.
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Re: Hello from Pittsburgh, Pa.

Postby Otto Nobedder » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:37 pm

Welcome!

We've got members all around you in the Pittsburgh area, in several skill levels including master craftsman. I'm sure you'll hear from a few in short order. (Keep in mind, we move at the pace of a neighborhood, not a business or, God forbid, a facebook forum.)

If you already know you enjoy welding and working with metal in general, I say "go for it". We have enough membership in your area that you might get a review or two on that program and others near you.

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Re: Hello from Pittsburgh, Pa.

Postby Poland308 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:42 pm

Welcome glad to have you here .
I have more questions than answers

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Re: Hello from Pittsburgh, Pa.

Postby Mike » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:25 am

Charlie, welcome to the forum.
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Re: Hello from Pittsburgh, Pa.

Postby rahtreelimbs » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:42 pm

Where are you located? I love on McCandless Twp. in the North Hills part of Pittsburgh. I attending the same welding school as you in Oakdale Pa.


If I can help in any way please reach out to me.....Rich!
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Re: Hello from Pittsburgh, Pa.

Postby GreinTime » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:35 pm

I'm in Lower Burrell/New Kensington area, and same as reach, if you need any help with anything, just ask!

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Re: Hello from Pittsburgh, Pa.

Postby charliegardens » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:37 am

Hi all, thank you for your warm welcome and replies. I live in the city near Squirrel Hill.
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Re: Hello from Pittsburgh, Pa.

Postby dgapilot » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:15 pm

Welcome.


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Re: Hello from Pittsburgh, Pa.

Postby Mkennedy4797 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:52 am

I'm about 45 minutes North of Pittsburgh up in Ford City and work in Saxonburg, so not far either. I am just a hobby welder still learning all processes, but anything I can do please let me know. It's nice to see others from the area.

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Re: Hello from Pittsburgh, Pa.

Postby GreinTime » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:21 pm

Mkennedy4797 wrote:I'm about 45 minutes North of Pittsburgh up in Ford City and work in Saxonburg, so not far either. I am just a hobby welder still learning all processes, but anything I can do please let me know. It's nice to see others from the area.

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