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Tig Welding

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So just jumped in a local engineering place for a few weeks to keep me out the house and instead of spending i may aswel be earning even if its not a lot.

Done some Autogenous 10" s/s 304 grade sch 5 nothing much just a few full lengths with taft ends didnt want me to purge as its just an extraction line.

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Was welding some 2" c/s shc 160 12mm wall thickness today will get some pictures and upload them too.

Be fabricating / welding a s/s vessell soon so should get some quality pics of that and the different welds involved.

How you getting on?

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Gah, leighs better. :P

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Betterer than me :D

I haven't had much chance to get out to the shed for the past couple of weeks, hopefully will do this weekend if possible :)

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Job and knock today was away for 12 after cutting , prepping and welding 5 of these mild steel 2" sch160 butts.

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The first bit of tig ive done this year went ok 20140121_172535_zps64b3fd95.jpg20140121_172520_zps60adb444.jpg20140121_172608_zpsf767c1e8.jpg20140121_172512_zps9b4bfa03.jpg20140121_172655_zps3655119d.jpg can't buy em so I made em :)

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that looks awesome! probably stronger too.

With a bit of luck my Dad, brother and me will be going 3rds on a tig welder when we come to build out kit car. (I say we its all my brothers money) So I'll be getting handy with that. I can Mig to a degree. So sort of know what I'm doing!!

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I'll post a fitted, finished pic tomorrow. Good luck with the kit car, there's a lot of work in them but its all worth it.

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Not had much chance to get out to the shed :(
Got some 1mm 308l rods for welding up the pipes and general practising. Its a damn sight more difficult when you put feeding the rod into the situation; I keep covering the tungsten in stainless, as such I now need to buy more electrodes! :D

Welded up a small pressure chamber (to hold 40-45psi) for casting resin, first time welding heavier steel sections. Again autogenous with no weld prep other than grinding the rust back.

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A question for the welders..

When you're laying a bead down, how do you get them to stack? I find that when I feed the rod into the pool it just falls out the bottom of the material (more so on tubes), have I got the pool too hot? I really need to get the amperage control pedal set up for welding the thin tube stuff, fixed current is no good :(

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Not tig welding but I did some brazing today :) anyone had much experience with it? Quite a nice finish if you get it right and the colours are very pretty, a little more satisfying than welding (my brief experience with MIG though) but a little more panzy feeling and less industrial.

Cool though, will post a picture later

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Ally 996 brake ducts :)

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Epic bump. Just bought a new tig welder. Just bought a new mig welder. Didn't need the mig but my man maths is on point. Will be my first time having a proper go at tig so I can't wait to get stuck in. 

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It ain't tig as I haven't got gas yet but I've started making a welding table. Very happy so far. Total cost has been £11 for the sheet metal and about £30 for the legs and box section to make the frame. I'm just waiting for the legs now then I can weld them. 

 

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That's one of the corners on the box section frame. 

 

I could weld all evening, there's just something so bloody rewarding about it 

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Welding a welding table, without a welding table. :giggle:

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Weldtableception

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Have you played with a tig set yet? Compared to mig it's like meditating whilst doing yoga, so relaxing :)

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No not yet man. Should be next week or so. Pretty damn excited to try it though. 

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I wish I could weld :( 

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It's not difficult, just time and practise :)

oh and gas :D

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Figured i'd try and keep this thread alive by posting the stages of the welding table i've made. It didn't take long at all to make and it's been really awesome to get some more practise in with the mig.

This is my first attempt at anything like this but it was very easy.

I started off with some random 4mm steel from the scrappers.

43566875222_acfabdd207_b.jpgIMG_20180720_160343 by dann2707, on Flickr

I then ordered some box section from eBay

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Then by using some welding magnets I offered the box section up together to create the bottom frame - to act as the structure underneath the 4mm sheet.

43566943602_10a7760ecf_b.jpgIMG_20180720_160655 by dann2707, on Flickr

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Tack welded those bits together

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Then welded them

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And did some inside corner joints

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I then lined it up on the sheet steel


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And again tacked in place

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I then ran a series of beads on the outer edge as seen below

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Turned it over and see some nice bits where the heat has got into the table

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I braced the end where the vice is going to go - I doubt it needed it but wanted to add a bit more security just incase. Sprayed the welds too just for protection.

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I then got some more box section through the post to act as the bottom supports. Magnets again to hold these in place.

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I then tacked the legs upright. These were very loose to enable them to be put into position

43566815212_ff428d581b_b.jpgIMG_20180724_142343 by dann2707, on Flickr


Ordered some larger welding magnets to support the bottom bracing. These are rated to 34kg each and it definitely seems it.

29744386158_3cdcd8b05b_b.jpgIMG_20180724_142601 by dann2707, on Flickr

I rested the bottom frame on the magnets and used the shelf a bit too. Tacked those in place too

43567028272_6719aa051b_b.jpgIMG_20180724_143956 by dann2707, on Flickr


I now put the other legs on. Tacked in place using the welding magnet again to support and get the correct 90° angle.


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Other side done

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Did some vertical welding which was fun

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Finished the welds on other bits

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Didn't get many photos of the actual welds but here is one from a corner

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I then flipped it upside down, fitted my freshly painted vice, did some more welds that I missed with it being upside down and ground the rust off the top.

It's sturdy as hell and i'm pretty damn pleased with the outcome! Now to get tigging :D

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Looks good Dannnnnn. Welds look nice and tidy and solid too.

If the top is anything to go by you've got the right amount of heat into things there, though I suppose you're pretty used to getting exactly 4mm penetration. </classicdickjoke>

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Hahaha that made me laugh. I usually inspect the damage after too. 

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Good stuff. I desperately need a welding bench. I'm just starting with mig, but I barely have space to work. Last night I rearranged the garage to at least have a tiny bit of workspace. I built the first section of my exhaust on the floor with the garage in its previous arrangement, not pleasant! (Front of the car is in the foreground)

Had to do some awkward pie cuts to get the exhaust to line up properly. 

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