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Old Dog, some new tricks

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Old Dog, some new tricks

Postby Waddy » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:24 pm

Hello from Northwest Colorado. Spent the first 35 years of my life on the family ranch. Too far from town to hire welding done, so I became the (mostly) self taught stick welder. Got pretty handy, but definitely not a real welder. Left the ranch and started playing with airplanes for the next part of my life, then semi-retired and started a custom saddle and leather shop. I have definitely missed the ability to weld whatever I needed, and just bought a little 120v Lincoln 140C MIG setup. Just enough difference to give me fits, but started resorting to the YouTube route, and got an amazing amount of help...most good, some a complete waste of time. Having finally found this "Welding Tips and Tricks" site, I have finally struck gold. Joey is very easy to listen to, can string together a sentence without inserting the phrase "you know" between every three words, and obviously knows his stuff; despite the inevitable YouTube Experts and the simpleton haters that love to trash anyone and anything. The camera work and quality if the very best of any that I have seen, and that includes videos from some major companies that should have better equipment and technique. At any rate Kudos to Joey and the crew!!!
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Oops!

Postby Waddy » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:29 pm

Looks like I got the name wrong...Jody rather than Joey? Old ears! Sorry about that.
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Re: Old Dog, some new tricks

Postby Otto Nobedder » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:37 pm

Welcome!

Yep, it's Jody. Joey is one of his sons, the webmaster for this forum, the WTT website, and the weldmonger store.

The podcast is a wealth of information, as well. It's on many of the popular sources, like iTunes and iHeart radio, or you can find it here:
http://www.wttpodcast.libsyn.com

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Re: Old Dog, some new tricks

Postby Mike » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:49 am

Welcome to the forum, Waddy.
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Re: Old Dog, some new tricks

Postby Madderoftime » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:40 am

Another old dog working on tricks like me. Nice to see I am not the only one! :-)
Went in to the local college here even to learn mig since I had never used it. Wow was it so much easier than stick and tig. I used those for 30 years on my own.
So hello from Michigan! :-)
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