Brown Dog Welding

Josh Welton

Owner
Brown Dog Welding
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
USA

The Arsenal of Democracy—When Detroit bailed out the U.S. government

May 2, 2016

By:

Remember when the U.S. government bailed out Detroit? Many people were up in arms over the action. Perhaps knowing more about the automakers’ contributions to winning WWII might have softened some opinions. Here’s a short story about Chrysler's role.

Continue Reading

Still Building America—Welding big birds, pursuing big dreams

April 25, 2016

By:

Welder and inspector Lucca Ilbert, who trained at the Robert Morgan Educational Center in Miami, loves fabricating and repairing aircraft parts. He hopes one day to have his own FAA-approved custom fabricating shop.

Continue Reading

Running stringers—an exercise in utility

April 20, 2016

By:

Repeating certain exercises is a fundamental part of learning a skill. Running stringers is one such exercise for anyone learning to weld. It also helps to listen to the instructor explain how it’s done.

Continue Reading

Building memories

April 7, 2016

By:

Do any of your earliest memories involve work? Josh Welton remembers using a drawknife and a hatchet to help his parents prepare wood for a log home. It was a communal labor of love that likely fostered his love of making things by hand.

Continue Reading

Still Building America—One automotive masterpiece at a time

March 29, 2016

By:

There are dream cars and dream jobs. Combining both has allowed J.D. Hendrickson to achieve his dream career. Here’s the short story of how he got there.

Continue Reading

There is always more to learn about welding

March 15, 2016

By:

How much do you know about welding? The best welders recognize that there is always room for improvement and more to learn.

Continue Reading

Feeling the love at Autorama

March 1, 2016

By:

The first time welder and metal artist Josh Welton displayed his art at a show was at the 2010 Detroit Autorama. Six years later, he’s still participating and enjoying not only the show but the people, including some who have become valued friends and mentors. He also appreciates the opportunity to talk shop and share his passion for welding.

Continue Reading

Still Building America—Giving a young welder a chance

February 17, 2016

By:

With the right skills and support, it’s possible for talented welding students to move directly into a good job with growth potential.

Continue Reading

10 things welding students need for class

February 11, 2016

By:

Getting the most out of your welding classes requires some tools of the trade. Well-prepared students need these 10 items.

Continue Reading

Never undervalue what you do

February 2, 2016

By:

“Welding is easy; business is hard.” At least that’s how Josh Welton sees running his own business. An important thing to remember is “if you’re good at something, never do it for free.”

Continue Reading

Still Building America—From Legos to bicycles

January 21, 2016

By:

In February 2015, Lego® replaced Ferrari® as the “world’s most powerful brand.” Perhaps an even bigger accomplishment is the number of engineers, designers, and artists who got their start working with the blocks, people like Clyde James.

Continue Reading

Preserving history

January 14, 2016

By:

Welders and other tradespeople not only build things, they also restore precious items from the past, including awe-inspiring, iconic aircraft.

Continue Reading

Still Building America—Thanks, friend

December 14, 2015

By:

Good friends are invaluable. Sometimes their advice is also. Such was the case for Quinton Smith, who pursued welding thanks to a friend’s suggestion.

Continue Reading

Making it personal – fabricating a holiday gift

December 9, 2015

By:

It’s that time of year when people start thinking about giving the perfect gift. What could be better than a unique item you fabricate? Here are step-by-step instructions for making a metal vase.

Continue Reading

Respect creativity

December 2, 2015

By:

Ever see a piece of art and think, “I could do that”? Well, maybe you have the skills, but what about the vision and creativity of the person who created that piece? Give creativity its due respect.

Continue Reading