July 24, 2014
The variety of colors that can occur in welds might surprise you. Sometimes they are desirable and sometimes not. It all depends on the material, the industry, and the application.
June 26, 2014
Here’s a topic that I get asked about more than any other: “How do you get those weaved welds?” These days I rarely (occasionally, but not often) encounter the need to weave, but it’s fun, it looks rad, and it’s nice to stay sharp.
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June 12, 2014
TIG welding thin material presents some challenges that can be addressed by tried-and-true techniques and newer welding technology.
May 22, 2014
Despite the advancements made in welding technology, the operator is still the most important piece of the puzzle.
May 8, 2014
Our schools oughta be giving kids the same opportunities and incentives to hone a cylinder or nail an overhead root pass as they do to find the value of x.
April 24, 2014
It’s something welders hear all the time: “It’s a small job, just a quick fix,” meaning you’ll charge little if anything. It’s not that simple, not by a longshot.
April 10, 2014
Each welding process has its pros and cons, and a wise welder has them all in his or her arsenal.
March 27, 2014
In my opinion, the lack of emphasis on clean materials carries over as much as the muscle memory from running stringers.
March 13, 2014
Editor’s note: This is welder and artist Josh Welton’s inaugural blog post for thefabricator.com. Welton, of Brown Dog Welding fame, will be writing twice monthly. This introductory post highlights important lessons learned in Welton’s welder training.