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Re: My progress

Postby Gene.243 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:16 am

I'm on a pedal. Don't have 2T or 4T.
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Re: My progress

Postby Gene.243 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:50 pm

Had another practice session today.
I'm working on watching the key-hole and dabbing on the top.
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Re: My progress

Postby Gene.243 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:31 pm

There I was minding my own business when this wasp attacked me. Well, not exactly me but the arc! All I knew was that the arc went funky just as I started. When I looked, there was a wasp laying right there.
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Re: My progress

Postby Poland308 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:48 pm

Better him than you.
I have more questions than answers

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Re: My progress

Postby cj737 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:19 pm

Insects love TIG arcs, it's UV light after all ;) I have them play Kamikaze all the time whenever the shop door is open. They never get all the way down before they get zapped though.
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Re: My progress

Postby Futterama » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:21 pm

This thread is a great idea!

I'm also soon to be a hobby welder, so it's nice with a thread like this to learn from others that's just starting.

Which size tungsten and filler?

How many amps do you set on the machine?
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Re: My progress

Postby nelson » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:48 pm

Gene.243 wrote:I'm on a pedal. Don't have 2T or 4T.


When you stop your car you lighten up on the brakes just before you stop to prevent that lurch when the wheels stop but the cars still moving a bit.

When I weld I do the same and dab a bit extra filler before the pool cools.

The thin aluminum is my toughest problem. If I haven't in a while I have to practice a bit before doing the actual parts.
Stone knives and bearskins.....and a NEW EVERLAST 164SI !!!
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Re: My progress

Postby Gene.243 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:52 pm

Futterama wrote:This thread is a great idea!

I'm also soon to be a hobby welder, so it's nice with a thread like this to learn from others that's just starting.

Which size tungsten and filler?

How many amps do you set on the machine?


I'm glad to see someone likes it. I'm welding 1/8 inch Al with a 3/32 Tungsten and filler, with a 90 amp starting point.


No pictures today because Fido's butt.
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Re: My progress

Postby Gene.243 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:00 am

nelson wrote:
Gene.243 wrote:I'm on a pedal. Don't have 2T or 4T.


When you stop your car you lighten up on the brakes just before you stop to prevent that lurch when the wheels stop but the cars still moving a bit.

When I weld I do the same and dab a bit extra filler before the pool cools.

The thin aluminum is my toughest problem. If I haven't in a while I have to practice a bit before doing the actual parts.



Many of my welds that I don't photograph get wide at the end. There is a point after about an inch that sometimes I remember to back off the pedal a bit. Sometimes I can get a button on the end, right now I am pleased if it does not crack as it cools. Yesterday I narrowed the width of my lap joints to about 1/4". Getting close. Today, Fido's butt.
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Re: My progress

Postby Gene.243 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:53 pm

I finally remembered what I changed on my power supply. I wanted to play with the cleaning balance and moved it toward more penetration. The result was not enough cleaning to see what was going on.
The good news is I'm back to my normal skill level.
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