Brown Dog Welding

Josh Welton

Owner
Brown Dog Welding
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
USA

Getting back to basics—Human element enhances a machine’s potential

January 22, 2015

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In 2014 media headlines claimed that Toyota was replacing robots with humans in its factories. Not so, but the real story is important and encouraging.

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Still Building America—Welding opens up opportunities

January 14, 2015

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Taking shop classes to enhance his automotive skills, Tom Howes found a new love in welding, one that opened up a world of opportunity.

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Winning with improvisation—Repairing an air compressor part

January 7, 2015

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Everyone is familiar with the workaround. You don’t have the ideal part or solution, but you improvise and come up with a workable plan. Here’s how welder Josh Welton used the tools on hand to repair an air compressor part and avoid a trip to a big-box store.

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Seeking normal and missing life—one welder’s odyssey

December 18, 2014

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Most of us strive for a “normal” life and look forward to that magic day when everything falls into place. This quest can keep you from living a full life today. Something to think about as you approach the new year.

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Still Building America: From ranch manager to welder and beyond

December 11, 2014

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Ambitions, interests, and careers evolve. Craftsman Jared Craver set out to be a professional landscaper, took the reins at a cattle/hunting ranch, saw a need for welding on the ranch, took welding classes, and now has his own business. Here’s how it all came together.

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Built, not bought: A welder’s Christmas gifts

December 3, 2014

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It’s that time of year when those who celebrate Christmas are looking for the perfect gifts for family and friends. If you’re a skilled welder and need some ideas, read on.

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American-made at FABTECH

November 20, 2014

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With much to see at FABTECH®, welder and blogger Josh Welton made special note of those companies that continue to produce products in the U.S. Here are some highlights from his visit to the show.

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Still Building America: An ironworker in Manhattan

November 13, 2014

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Up first in this series of articles about young tradesmen and -women in the U.S. is 19-year-old Justin Nover, an ironworker in Manhattan who is continuing the family tradition in the trades.

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Keeping things straight—welding control arms

November 6, 2014

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Welding control arms for a Chevy COE flatbed truck seemed like no big deal, but every project has challenges.

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Metal sculpting for SEMA—Derelicts and Hellcats

October 23, 2014

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Metal artists find inspiration in many places. Derelicts and Hellcats inspired Josh Welton to create his versions of classic vehicles and motorcycles to be displayed at SEMA’s Art Walk in November.

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Still Building America: Calling young metalworkers

October 16, 2014

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I’d like to introduce a new project I’m working on for The FABRICATOR®, “Still Building America.” I will continue to write my normal bimonthly posts about welding in addition to starting a new series focusing on youngish (under 35), skilled tradespeople, manufacturing entrepreneurs,...

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Humans and machines: The possibilities are endless

October 9, 2014

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The strength of human will and spirit joined with the power and permanence of machines could be a fascinating future.

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The art of welding versus welding art

September 25, 2014

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How do you make those sculptures? How can I make them? Not easy questions to answer, but not for the reasons you may think.

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A welder’s hands and eyes

September 11, 2014

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Although steady hands and good eyesight are ideal for welding, there are ways to compensate for the inherent lack of either.

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Aluminum oil tank repair

August 21, 2014

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A welded aluminum oil tank extended the life of a Formula Ford, making it race-worthy again.

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