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Posted by Ari [Email] (more from Ari) on Tue, 3 Feb 2009 13:15:56
In Reply to: Teach myself to weld?, Joe [Profile/Gallery]
, Tue, 3 Feb 2009 03:15:28
As noted, there are lots of different kinds of welding - electric arc and flame, and then the various Inert Gas welding for the more 'exotic' metals.
I'd stay away from self-taught IG welding to start - screw up welding magnesium and you'll make the local Emergency Response Team scoreboard, if not CNN. Iron - that's a good place to start. Arc welding has the advantage of no flammable gasses to store and leak - just a big power outlet. And not big flame to get out of hand. Yes, electricity is dangerous, but anything fun is.
Also, ask around where you work - you'd be surprised what some folks have in their garage. I know one guy at work that had a complete IG welding setup - he couldn't figure out how anybody could own a home and not be able to unclog a toilet, free up a garbage disposal, and weld titanium and stainless steel.
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Posts in this Thread:
- Teach myself to weld?, Joe , Tue, 3 Feb 2009 03:15:28
- Are you dead set on arc welding?, DougM , Tue, 3 Feb 2009 15:32:55
- Which kind?, Ari, Tue, 3 Feb 2009 13:15:56 <-- Viewing This Message
- buy a welder, yaofeng, Tue, 3 Feb 2009 12:56:55
- An idea........, Herb Hirsch , Tue, 3 Feb 2009 09:26:00
- Re: Teach myself to weld?, Henri L , Tue, 3 Feb 2009 08:08:50
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