Brown Dog Welding

Josh Welton

Owner
Brown Dog Welding
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
USA

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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Saving a stool and a memory

August 7, 2014

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Some things simply can’t be replaced. That’s when repair welding really comes in handy.

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Colors in welds and what they mean

July 24, 2014

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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.

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Training your off hand for TIG welding

July 10, 2014

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"The world has enough one-handed welders."

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How do you get those weaved welds?

June 26, 2014

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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. DISCLAIMER: I'm not a boilermaker, and I'm not a...

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Old-school welding techniques with new-school machines

June 12, 2014

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TIG welding thin material presents some challenges that can be addressed by tried-and-true techniques and newer welding technology.

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Man or machine?

May 22, 2014

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Despite the advancements made in welding technology, the operator is still the most important piece of the puzzle.

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The trades—a viable first option

May 8, 2014

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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.

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But it’s only a quick fix

April 24, 2014

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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.

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Choose your weapon

April 10, 2014

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Each welding process has its pros and cons, and a wise welder has them all in his or her arsenal.

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