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Old 20th July 2012, 11:23 PM
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Default Baby steps with the TIG welder

I've had my TIG sitting round for a while now and have just picked up gas this week and got regs etc so I couldn't help myself but have a little play.

I've not welded for 20 years and then it was MIG/Gas but given that and that the only piece of steel I had to hand was a dirty old piece of 6mm angle I'm not too ashamed of the results. They obviously need a lot of improving but I dont think too shabby for just getting back on the bike

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Old 21st July 2012, 10:10 AM
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that bead far left looks nice and neat , i reckon a few less amps and that would have been a goodun!
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Old 21st July 2012, 02:27 PM
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Cheers Michael, I worked from right to left so was just starting to get a bit of a feel for it by then, I'm going to practice on some more scrap and then try welding up some shelf supports for my Mum's garage. I'm also hoping to get on a course for September to get some theory and proper training.

Once I started to get the feel for the 'pool' a little better I really enjoyed it, definitely seems much nicer to do than Mig, although doing it on a flat piece of metal is one thing but upside down in dark cranny will probably be much harder, still got to figure out some of the settings on my Tig as well
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Old 21st July 2012, 03:42 PM
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its certainly a nice start , you should have seen my attempts at tig a good practice is to do corner welds with no filler then you can get a real feel for what the pool is doing and when you get it nice it comes out a beautiful rainbow colour

its much more relaxing and gives more sence of aacievment than mig doesn't isnt it
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Old 22nd July 2012, 04:25 PM
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Would love a tig set but funds dont allow at the moment
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Old 22nd July 2012, 07:48 PM
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If you were doing ali the two verticals in the center would be sweet
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