Brown Dog Welding

Josh Welton

Owner
Brown Dog Welding
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
USA

Still Building America—Fabricating at lightning speed

May 20, 2015

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Drew “Ruby” Parker has landed what many would consider a dream fabricating job—body hanger for a racing team. Where will this job take him?

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Building your brand with social media

May 7, 2015

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Josh Welton’s social media efforts have helped him make money as an artist. Which applications does he use, and how does he use them?

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Beware promises of jobs and money, money, money

April 27, 2015

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Yes, it’s important to make a good wage. But it’s also important to work at something you enjoy. Don’t pursue a career simply because you’ve been told that good-paying jobs are available in that field.

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Still Building America: Trenton’s story—24 years old and a lead fabricator

April 15, 2015

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Bitten by the welding bug as a child, Trenton Bennett progressed in his craft and mastered TIG welding to become the lead fabricator at a large dairy plant in Ohio. As skilled as he is, he wants to be better. And he wants the older welders to cut the young guys some slack. “Everyone starts somewhere.”

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Troubleshooting TIG

April 9, 2015

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Struggling to get a strong arc and clean puddle in your TIG welding? Most of the time the answer lies between the machine and the torch, and occasionally the bottle.

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MIG welding troubleshooting tips

March 25, 2015

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Having problems with your MIG welding equipment? Maintenance and troubleshooting knowledge can help you keep it running like a top.

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Still Building America: Lexi’s story—Do what you love, and love what you do

March 19, 2015

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School boards across the country considering canceling shop classes need to hear from students like Lexi Noonan, a young welder who would have been “absolutely lost” if she had graduated from high school without learning a trade.

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It’s all in how you shape it

March 11, 2015

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When creating his sculptures, Josh Welton achieves the same form by shaping many different materials to fit his vision. It’s just metal; it’s all in how you shape it.

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Separating craftsmen from hacks—it’s in the details

February 26, 2015

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What quality do you think is most important in creating good work? The answer is in the details.

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Still Building America—Backup plans matter

February 11, 2015

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What happens when your employment situation changes? If you have a backup plan, you might find that the change was just what you needed to move forward.

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Why I still use 2 percent thoriated (red) tungsten

February 5, 2015

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Despite concerns some have about radiation emanating from 2 percent thoriated (red) tungsten electrodes, welder Josh Welton sees little risk. The electrode continues to be his first choice.

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Getting back to basics—Human element enhances a machine’s potential

January 22, 2015

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In 2014 media headlines claimed that Toyota was replacing robots with humans in its factories. Not so, but the real story is important and encouraging.

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Still Building America—Welding opens up opportunities

January 14, 2015

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Taking shop classes to enhance his automotive skills, Tom Howes found a new love in welding, one that opened up a world of opportunity.

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Winning with improvisation—Repairing an air compressor part

January 7, 2015

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Everyone is familiar with the workaround. You don’t have the ideal part or solution, but you improvise and come up with a workable plan. Here’s how welder Josh Welton used the tools on hand to repair an air compressor part and avoid a trip to a big-box store.

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Seeking normal and missing life—one welder’s odyssey

December 18, 2014

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Most of us strive for a “normal” life and look forward to that magic day when everything falls into place. This quest can keep you from living a full life today. Something to think about as you approach the new year.

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