August 17, 2016 | By Josh Welton
Have you ever thought about how quick we are to notice and point out mistakes? Doing so seems to have become de rigueur in today’s society. When even the most trival mistakes generate a deluge of hostile corrections, maybe it’s time to take a closer look at the practice and the reasons behind it.
August 4, 2016 | By Josh Welton
Change, even for the better, often meets with resistance. If you are skilled at your trade, why do you need newer technology? Here’s why.
August 2, 2016 | By Josh Welton
Being nervous in day-to-day interactions can be problematic, more so for some than others. It’s amazing how conversing about something you have a passion for can send nerves packing.
July 19, 2016 | By Josh Welton
Starting your own business isn’t for the faint of heart. It helps if you are inspired by an ancestor who did the same. Here’s the story of how Pablo Guerrero made his own mark while honoring his grandfather.
June 29, 2016 | By Josh Welton
Nonwelders who aren’t interested in learning more about the science don’t have an appreciation for what it takes to repair different items. One repair may take a few minutes, and another considerably longer. It depends on many things.
June 23, 2016 | By Josh Welton
The measure of your success as a welder lies in the quality of your weld. For female welder Sam Riggin, the quality of her welds also has earned her respect in a male-dominated profession.
June 14, 2016 | By Josh Welton
Independent fabricators and artists need workspace. On his search for space in Detroit, Josh Welton came across an interesting alternative to the typical offerings modeled on a similar, successful venture in New York. He’s excited about the prospect of working in this environment.
June 1, 2016 | By Josh Welton
The U.S recently celebrated Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. To commemorate this occasion, Josh Welton has turned the podium over to his better half, Darla, who honors her dad and his fellow soldiers killed in action in this moving tribute.
May 23, 2016 | By Josh Welton
Interested in a career in welding and fabrication? Take advantage of opportunities to learn more, and you might find yourself on a fulfilling career path, just like Jonathan Lewis.
May 19, 2016 | By Josh Welton
Times have changed. We live in the information and stimulation age. Many things vie for our attention, and it can be difficult to focus on a single activity or life plan. Is that good or bad? Here’s Josh Welton’s take, based on his own experience.
May 2, 2016 | By Josh Welton
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.
April 25, 2016 | By Josh Welton
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.
April 20, 2016 | By Josh Welton
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.
April 7, 2016 | By Josh Welton
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.
March 29, 2016 | By Josh Welton
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.