Brown Dog Welding

Josh Welton

Owner
Brown Dog Welding
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
USA

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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Cleanliness is godliness ...

March 27, 2014

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In my opinion, the lack of emphasis on clean materials carries over as much as the muscle memory from running stringers.

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The 'right way'

March 13, 2014

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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.

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