I have just welded!!!

nicethymeSeptember 15, 2007

I did it, I did it!!! woohoo! A life long dream is happening, I can weld!!! cool

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barbfrizzell1955

Congratulations Nice, now you can add that to your fantasy store too!

Barb

    Bookmark   September 15, 2007 at 3:07PM
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shrty411

Cool! so, what did you weld ( picture...). How hard was it?? Do you have one of those cool welding helmets? What are your "welding plans??"

Maria

    Bookmark   September 15, 2007 at 8:11PM
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nicethyme

Believe me, nothing worth taking a pic of. First I just worked on making a smooth bead on flat metal. Then I welded an angle iron to that flat piece. And finally to test that I could accomplish what I want to do, we clamped two pieces of threaded rod together and I made a good strong weld between them that we couldn't break.

My desire is to weld rebar for statuary armatures. The problem with doing Riana's method is that bigger pieces will need to be reinforced when the chance that kids could crawl over them.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2007 at 10:04AM
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mosaicwench1

Good for you - I remember how good I felt the first time I soldered with a soldering torch (I made copper sprinklers). Skills like that make you feel powerful and open up your horizons.

Good for you, sweetie!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2007 at 8:28PM
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nicethyme

you are right, it's totally empowering! I can join metal!!! LOL

    Bookmark   September 16, 2007 at 9:08PM
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mosaicwench1

Joining and cutting metal WITH FIRE!!!

(insert Tim - the Toolman -Taylor grunts here)

    Bookmark   September 17, 2007 at 1:06PM
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shellybelly26

Good job! I really would love to learn to weld better in ag class in high school we had to learn to weld but I was never very good. what were you welding with mig or tig?

    Bookmark   September 18, 2007 at 10:57AM
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haziemoon

Wow nice!! that's pretty exciting. I hope to some day give that a try too. Soldering isn't my thing, so I've put off
the welding.

Hazie

    Bookmark   September 18, 2007 at 12:42PM
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Calamity_J

WOW!!! Jumping up and down for you > excited!!!

    Bookmark   September 23, 2007 at 1:00PM
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nicethyme

Jane, I don't believe you are jumping up and down at all! LOL rocking your wheelchair maybe!

    Bookmark   September 23, 2007 at 6:34PM
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