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Small practice project

Postby Farmwelding » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:10 pm

Made this at tech school last semester and have some good practice. Shearing practice and oxy fuel cutting. 3/16" plate with 1/4" welds that were visibly inspected and weld the pipe in the bottom only to inspect your cut. Some of the welds were poor because I didn't realize someone changed my machine to pulse until after a couple of welds.
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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: Small practice project

Postby Coldman » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:03 am

That looks like you're coming along nicely.

You mentioned you are too busy to take pics and post because you're teaching other students.
Friendly 2 cents worth of advice. Don't do it. For two reasons:

1. You are a student and your job is to learn and practice. Use every scrap of time in class to extract every bit of knowledge and seat time out of the school and its staff. Be the best you can be when you leave school because once you leave if you're not good enough you will get hungry real quick. "I practice too much" said no welder - ever.

2. If other students are coming to you for advice or help they are stealing from you (time and knowledge). Any popularity you may have for helping them ends when they walk out the front gate and they may end up with a job that was rightfully yours. Dog eats dog. If they want help they can ask the teacher, research themselves or come onto the forum to seek advice. You did, they can too. Doesn't matter how good or bad the teacher or school is, you're in the same boat.
Just tell em you don't know, go ask the teacher.
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Re: Small practice project

Postby PhillerTime » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:48 am

Great work! Thanks for the post.
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Re: Small practice project

Postby exnailpounder » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:22 am

Nice work. I agree with what Coldman said to you. It's nice to pass on knowledge but while you are learning, you should be trying to absorb everything you can, while you can. You will have a whole career to help up and comers but for now I would add your 2 cents but spend your time wisely. Now lets see some tig welds. :)
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Re: Small practice project

Postby Otto Nobedder » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:41 pm

I will present the other side of the coin here, from my own perspective. I'm forever a student, but I'm not in school.

I have found that I learn as much from teaching as I do from being taught. Teaching a thing forces me to see it under a different light, to think it through as a set of individual sub-skills and bits of knowledge and experience I don't think about when I'm just doing the task.

I would say, as a student doing well enough to be respected by the other students, you need to find a balance between what you learn directly and what you can learn from sharing with and tutoring others.

I would also say, since other students gravitate toward you, you might try to take advantage of supervision/management classes. If you're a natural leader, now's the time to find out and expand on it. It will pay off handsomely later.

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Re: Small practice project

Postby Farmwelding » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:54 pm

Yeah you're right Otto you do learn a lot by tracking others. You notice what you are doing wrong and you tend to do more work or research more to help them.
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: Small practice project

Postby exnailpounder » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:35 am

Otto Nobedder wrote:I will present the other side of the coin here, from my own perspective. I'm forever a student, but I'm not in school.

I have found that I learn as much from teaching as I do from being taught. Teaching a thing forces me to see it under a different light, to think it through as a set of individual sub-skills and bits of knowledge and experience I don't think about when I'm just doing the task.

I would say, as a student doing well enough to be respected by the other students, you need to find a balance between what you learn directly and what you can learn from sharing with and tutoring others.

I would also say, since other students gravitate toward you, you might try to take advantage of supervision/management classes. If you're a natural leader, now's the time to find out and expand on it. It will pay off handsomely later.

Steve S

In other words...you're suggesting he become a bosshole :lol:
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Re: Small practice project

Postby Poland308 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:28 am

Some special people have a natural born gift for being a Bosshole! There's no denying that. :lol:
I have more questions than answers

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Re: Small practice project

Postby Farmwelding » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:28 am

Jeff there is a difference between a boss and a bosshole. I know what a bosshole is and strive to be the opposite of that. Somebdy has to be a boss. Not a good time for me though-too much paperwork.
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!
Instagram: @farmwelding
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Re: Small practice project

Postby Coldman » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:04 pm

All the body parts got together and had a meeting one day to decide who was going to be boss.
The brain said he should be boss because of his intelligence and decision making ability,
the heart said he should be boss because he pumped life giving blood all over the body,
the lungs said he should be boss because he gives air to the other parts,
the legs said he should be boss because without them the body would go nowhere.

Then the rectum piped up and said he wanted to be boss, at this all the other parts laughed and laughed. This made the rectum very angry so he closed up.

After some days had passed the legs became wobbly at the knees, the lungs were panting and gasping, the heart was palpitating and the brain became all fuzzy and confused. In the end they couldn't stand it anymore and cried out to the rectum "OK OK we give in, you can be the boss".

Which just goes to show that to be the boss you don't have to be a brain, just an asshole.
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