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Welding Art?

What welding projects are you working on? Are you proud of something you built?
How about posting some pics so other welders can get some ideas?

Re: Welding Art?

Postby Otto Nobedder » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:45 pm

weldin mike 27 wrote:My friend is very good at weld writing. Not as complicated, but she gets the style right. (Kind of like a sledgehammer in a velvet bag) Sorry for stealing your photo Renee, if you ever see this, (Don't bash me)


I NEED that, to give to my wife. It would be priceless, and she'd certainly hang it in a place of honor. Probably across from the toilet, so she can admire it while having a poo...
Any man who has not made that apology either "hasn't" been married long, or "wasn't"

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Re: Welding Art?

Postby ProtectWelding » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:10 pm

I try it today but without success. The Idea with the torch is good....
But when I tig that with Stainless steel Filler rod 1.431 (Steel number) and 8mm thick Stainless the Puddle are dark and had no colours. Is it to hot or what is my Problem? I am to slow?
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Re: Welding Art?

Postby exnailpounder » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:59 pm

ProtectWelding wrote:I try it today but without success. The Idea with the torch is good....
But when I tig that with Stainless steel Filler rod 1.431 (Steel number) and 8mm thick Stainless the Puddle are dark and had no colours. Is it to hot or what is my Problem? I am to slow?

You will get better color from mild. SS overheats too fast and turns black. These guys are micro-torching this stuff...no matter what answer they give to a question.
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Re: Welding Art?

Postby Farmwelding » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:18 pm

Aronexus also just responded and he uses a while lit of different cups and flow rates to get color in stainless
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Re: Welding Art?

Postby weldin mike 27 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:55 am

Be careful fellas. We done want to turn this into an internet forum. Unless you have had a go, using the equipment these people use, you don't know. Full stop. Don't make statements you cant quantify.
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Re: Welding Art?

Postby exnailpounder » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:08 am

weldin mike 27 wrote:Be careful fellas. We done want to turn this into an internet forum. Unless you have had a go, using the equipment these people use, you don't know. Full stop. Don't make statements you cant quantify.

Challenge accepted!
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Here is analogy of my attempt. This just padding beads on 3/16" MS...not worried about making pretty welds... just trying all amperages, different gas flows, different travel speeds, different filler materials, letting it cool between passes, quenching...etc.. Anything I could think of to control heat and color. ER70 S2 had no color. I tried 347 SS...little bit of color, 309..little bit of color, 316..little bit of color.. 317...little bit of color..Color is achievable but is not controllable in any way, at least with what I tried. The flash washed out what little color was there but the SS fillers showed way more color than MS filler did but still nothing close to the fabulous colors those artists achieve. The micro torch theory is sounding a little more plausible.
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Re: Welding Art?

Postby ProtectWelding » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:07 pm

Hey Welders
I try it today with sucess, I am tig it with 140 AMP using a 1.431 Filler rod and the plate as Carbon Steel...and look the Colours comes with the first puddle, but Subsequently puddles cloured grey like the Picture of Pounder....to much heat. I try it tomorrow again und take a Photo.
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Re: Welding Art?

Postby ProtectWelding » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:25 pm

First trys with success
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I Tig it with

2,4mm Electrode
1,6mm 301S21 stainless Rod
140-150 amp
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Re: Welding Art?

Postby exnailpounder » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:30 pm

Color is doable but it's not controllable. Heat that plate up and that color will fade right out. Jeweler's torch. ;)
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