Brown Dog Welding

Josh Welton

Owner
Brown Dog Welding
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
USA

Never undervalue what you do

February 2, 2016

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“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.”

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Still Building America—From Legos to bicycles

January 21, 2016

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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.

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Preserving history

January 14, 2016

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

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Still Building America—Thanks, friend

December 14, 2015

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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.

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Making it personal – fabricating a holiday gift

December 9, 2015

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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.

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Respect creativity

December 2, 2015

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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.

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Still Building America—Making a change

November 30, 2015

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Do you sometimes feel that it’s time for a career change? What would you do with your skills if you were brave enough to venture out on your own? Here’s the story of one man who did just that.

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The double-edged sword of success

November 16, 2015

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For people who are truly good at what they do, the opportunities never end. That’s both the good and the bad news. Can you identify with Josh Welton’s state of mind these days?

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100-hour workweeks and the art of welding

October 29, 2015

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Imagine 100-hour workweeks. Overload, fatigue, and burnout are to be expected. But it’s also very rewarding when your hard work bears fruit.

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Still Building America—Keeping the waste away

October 21, 2015

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Tag Ogren answered a call from a friend and found a career. He now operates his own business that helps keep waste and recycling trucks running.

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How the mental game applies to welding—lessons from Yogi

October 8, 2015

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Various factors help determine success in any field, be it baseball or welding. Skills and physical stamina are important. So is your mentality.

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In praise of SiB

October 1, 2015

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Silicon bronze filler fan Josh Welton shares why the rod is his favorite and explains what you need to know to use it effectively.

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Still Building America—Get in where you fit in and be proud

September 23, 2015

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We can’t all be astronauts when we grow up, but we can be something very essential to society. Tyler Donaldson gets that.

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Clean. Your. Material.

September 23, 2015

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Even the most skilled welder will not achieve high-quality welds without following strict cleanliness procedures. It’s a simple concept with a significant impact.

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Building a “third hand”

August 27, 2015

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Sometimes you need a third hand to stabilize parts for welding. Here’s how to build one from scratch.

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