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Tig welding
« on: February 13, 2015, 02:59:00 AM »
Well the boss at work is finally teaching me tig,  I had a small touch of it in a welding class about 6 or 7 years ago but nothing after that.  I'm excited can't wait to get good and beable to sanitary weld some of my brew gear.  Think I might run something by my boss since we have a crap ton of tubing for scrap if he would mind if I made a project out of learning and put together my single tier brew stand once I feel alil more comfortable.  I'll keep updating this thread with progress pics of my welds,  so with out further adieu pics of me chicken scratch for first time on a tig torch in a long time lol







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Re: Tig welding
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2015, 03:24:18 AM »
Did you back purge with argon? Or did you use one of those fluxes that is designed to prevent sugaring?

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Re: Tig welding
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2015, 03:40:10 AM »
No back purging at all just regular
Flow of all argon,  just some scrap steel we had laying around the shop,  regular filler rod and red wrapped electrode,   Think i might buy a set for my own personal use of the purple or grey wrapped electrodes we will see.  Going to keep working to get some beauty dimes going in my future

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Re: Tig welding
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015, 03:43:38 AM »
This is what I strive to be laying down one day

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Re: Tig welding
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015, 02:25:05 PM »
Weldporn? There truly is an Instagram feed for everybody.

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Re: Tig welding
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2015, 09:17:23 PM »
You can't tell me that nice colorful weld isn't sexy lol

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Re: Tig welding
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2015, 12:54:51 AM »
Weldporn? There truly is an Instagram feed for everybody.

Yeah, evidently .  ;)
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Re: Tig welding
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2015, 02:30:40 AM »
More practice






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Re: Tig welding
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2015, 02:29:40 PM »
I have a buddy on my local off-road forum that's a fabricator. He does stuff like the Weldporn image above.




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Re: Tig welding
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2015, 06:16:45 PM »
That's some skills right there my mig work isn't that pretty but



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Re: Tig welding
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2015, 09:12:42 PM »
I'd say your mig work is pretty damn good!


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Re: Tig welding
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2015, 11:40:33 PM »
I have mig welded structural and misc metals for the last 25 years. Never did get into tig- not in our industry but the welds photographed are nice and the author should be proud!
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Re: Tig welding
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2015, 09:14:25 PM »
More practice



And the rig I'm using

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Re: Tig welding
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2015, 05:08:04 PM »
Some more practice from last night will have up what my day included tonight







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Re: Tig welding
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2015, 05:27:35 PM »
Looking pretty good! 

It would be fun to do some of that type of thing again.  Maybe someday.

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